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Knockoff Pottery Barn Snowflake Embroidered Pillow

Knockoff Pottery Barn Snowflake Embroidered Pillow by virginiasweetpea.com

It’s time for another installment of “Rock Your Knock Off” where bloggers make less expensive versions of projects found in favorite catalogs.  Since Christmas is just around the corner, this time the projects are holiday inspired.

It didn’t take long for me to find my inspiration, Pottery Barn’s Knotted Snowflake Embroidered Pillow Cover which retails for $59.50.

Pottery Barn Pillow Inspiration


My Pottery Barn Knock Off version cost just $17.50.  If I had eliminated the cording, the pillow cover would have been just $11.50.

Pottery Barn Knockoff Pillow


What’s my secret?  Instead of embroidering different sized knots, instead I used pom-poms in three sizes.

Pom Poms to Make Knockoff Pottery Barn Pillow


I knew I wanted a pair of pillows since I plan to use these on the wing backed chairs in my living room so I started by making two pillow covers with coordinating cording.  (Click here for pillow cover directions.)

Handmade Pillow Covers


After I made the pillow covers, I positioned the pom-poms in a snowflake pattern and then glued them into place with craft glue.  My pillows are similar but not exactly the same, just like snowflakes in nature!

Pottery Barn Knockoff Snowflake Pillows


The great thing about these pillows is that they will not only be great for holiday decor, they’ll be perfect for winter decor as well.Pottery Barn Knockoff Embroidered Snowflake Pillows


Would you pay $59.50 plus shipping for a pillow cover?  I know I wouldn’t, and I like my knockoff version just as much.Snowflake Like Pillow


I made my pair of snowflake pillow covers for just $35.  Now that’s a much better price!Snowflake Pillow


The next time you see an expensive item in a catalog think about how you could make your own version.  You may surprise yourself with how easy it can be!

Pottery Barn Knockoff Knotted Snowflake Embroidered Pillow Cover by virginiasweetpea.com


Now it’s time to see what projects my friends knocked off for the holidays.  I’m ready to be inspired!

Rock Your Knock Off Holiday edition button

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  1. Love it! Believe it or not this exact pillow has been on my TO Do list since I first saw it in their catalog. I can’t really sew, so I rely on stitch witchery, and I’m using different material but I will be using the pom poms! Can’t believe they charge so much for theirs!
    Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  2. Wonderful! Yes, the embroidered one at PB is beautiful, but too pricey. And, to embroider one yourself would take too much time. Your version is the perfect answer – inexpensive and quick to make. Yours are just as beautiful as the PB pillows. 🙂

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