Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pottery Barn Knock-off!

Hello Everyone!  I've been waiting and waiting to share this with you!  I had to wait until after I shared it over at The Artsy Girl Connection.
Today's tutorial is going to be how to make a Pottery Barn Knockoff Wreath using mostly things you already have.
Here's what you'll need:
  • Charlie Brow-Looking Wreath.  Come on!  We all have em...I had 4!  If you don't have one, you can pick one up at Hobby-to-the-Lobby (Hobby Lobby) for around $2.50.
  • Some random picks...various greens.  If you don't have any of these, again, visit Hobby-to-the-Lobby and pick-up some!  Since all Christmas Decor is 50% off now, each pick will run you about $0.60 or so.  Maybe less.  (If you don't have a Hobby Lobby-try Big Lots, Michael's, or the Dollar Store...they all have them and they're super cheap!)
  • Glitter...LOTS of different kinds of glitter!  You can get this anywhere!!!  Any color you'd prefer.
  • Elmer's spray adhesive.  Available at any craft store!  I had this on hand.
  • Wire cutters of some sort
  • Any extra sparkly things you can find, or ornaments will work too.
  • And the cutest helper you can's a look at mine..
What you'll need to do next is the fun part...stick the picks where ever you'd like.  I don't secure them with anything other than the "Charlie Brown" branches.  This way, I can do it over as many times as I want!  I use the wire cutters to cut "borrow" branches from the longer greenery and place where I need a different texture.  I simply wrap them around the original branches of the wreath.  As far as embellishments can use whatever you'd like.  I had some brass leaves, so I primed them and glitterized them.  I also stuck some random music note ornaments on two of my wreaths, and some old bird house ornaments on another.  Then, I add my ribbon of choice.  On two I used red sparkly ribbon, on the third wreath, I used burlap ribbon.  I also did this same procedure on my mantle wreath and garlands CLICK HERE to see those.  The only thing I did differently was I did not use ribbon on those, rather I just used more ornaments and picks. When I'm done, I spray the entire thing with the Spray Adhsive and sprinkle fairy dust, glitter, and faux snow to complete the look.  I didn't use lights on any of these, but if you're working on duplicating Pottery Barn's $239.00 wreath, here's a little website that I use A LOT!
Save On Crafts.  This website has everything crafty under the sun, including  battery operated fairy LED lights for only $6.99.  I've mentioned how much I love shopping there!  Awesome deals.  It's also where I get a lot of my Jute, ribbon, and Twine!  When you're's what you'll have...

And, yes, I will soon do a tutorial on this awesome skeleton find.

And here are the other two...
Here's where my inspiration came from...

Yes...if I PAID $239.00 for a wreath, I'm pretty sure Mr. A2Being would flip out!!!  I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful on a shoe-string budget!  Have a great weekend!!!  OH YEAH...good news.  Big Bertha will be revealed next week because guess who received their Vintage Skye order?

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