Knockoff Pottery Barn Snowflake Embroidered Pillow

Knockoff Pottery Barn Snowflake Embroidered Pillow by

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


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

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  1. Paula,

    I adore this project. They turned out beautifully! How smart of you to use pom poms!!! ~Christy

  2. I love these, Paula! I’m really into snowflakes lately. I might have to try this for our home too!

  3. Paula,
    I was going to make this, but your idea is so much easher and cheaper. I love the pillow. Beautiful! Great Knock off

  4. These turned out so pretty Paula and I love that you can use them all winter long! Great job!

  5. So cute, Paula! I love these–you did a great job!

  6. These are beautiful Paula!!! You are so clever!

  7. You did such a beautiful job on these, Paula! Love that they can stay out all winter too! XO

  8. Paula, I would have never thought to use pompoms. Great idea!

  9. Darling! The pom-poms were smart! I’d love few of these for my sofa this holiday season:) ..oh darn, I’d have to make them..LOL

  10. These pillows are so sweet! Great job! Jeanette

  11. I love love love your version! And the price tag too!

  12. Love this! Who knew kids craft supplies would come in handy for a fancy PB knock off! 🙂 I may have to make a pair for myself now.

  13. What a great knockoff! Love them!

  14. Love it! What a great knock-off and a brilliant idea!

  15. Paula, these are beautiful! What a great idea to use poms poms too! I also glad that you chose to do the chording. I think it adds such a finished and elegant touch. Once again, I am impressed with your knock off skills!

  16. 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}

  17. I saw those pillows and fell in love with them I am amazed at your knockoff you did an incredible job they are gorgeous!

  18. I *need* these pillows! Smart lady for figuring out the knock-off.

    I would love for you to share this post on my Show Me Saturday party. We are live now!
    ~ Ashley

  19. Paula…these snowflake pillows are awesome! I love them and how you could keep them up all winter long! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

  20. Love your knock off Snowflake Pillows Paula. I think the cording on yours dresses them up so much nicer than the originals!

  21. Your Snowflake Pillows are gorgeous, Paula! I prefer them to the store-bought version.

  22. 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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