Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pottery Barn Pillow Knockoff

I was head over heels in love with this pillow after seeing it on Pinterest, but $45 was way more than I wanted to spend.  So I decided to create my own for a lot less!

To get started I purchased a few craft supplies.

Then after cutting the fabric(muslin) to size, I ironed out all the wrinkles.

I sewed around the outline of the fabric making sure to leave a small opening so I could fill the pillow with stuffing.  Then I turned the pillow right side out.

Using a round object,

I traced the wreath shape onto the fabric.

  Using my glue gun, I added the felt leaves.  Although having the pre-cut leaves helped out tremendously this was the most time consuming part.  Listening to music while you work helps!  Keep adding leaves until your satisfied.  Then fill in some of the empty holes with the cotton ball trim.  Add stuffing and close the opening.




Here is the finished pillow!







I love my pillow and I hope you do too!  To see last year's holiday pillow click here.

*E.T.A- I received an email from Patty- an awesome reader of my blog, who inquired about the felt leaves.  After searching the internet she was able to find a couple of sources.  I just thought I'd pass the information along!
http://sugarpinkboutique.com/item_159/Snow-White-Leaf-RibbonGarland.htm
and
http://www.etsy.com/listing/57469651/butter-leaf-ribbongarland?ref=v1_other_2

**Thanks so much to Rose @ Fine Craft GuildBeckie @ Knock Off DecorKristi @ Addicted 2 DecoratingStephanie Lynn @ Under The Table and Dreaming, Amanda @ Copycat Crafts and DIY Maven @ curbly.com for featuring my pillow on their websites!


I am linking this post to:  Kelly's Korner
Savvy Southern Style

97 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

Perfect!!!

Mimi said...

So I think I am going to ask Santa for a sewing machine!

thedistractedblogger said...

I like yours better. A little less busy and more textural. Looks great!

Sherryd said...

Love it!

HALLELUJAHS by Holly said...

Absolutely love it! I just saw this pillow in the catalog today...and yours could sit right next to theirs in the catalog. Nice job Brandi! Beautiful. What a way to start the holiday season.

Big hugs,
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Farah Muzaffar said...

What a brilliant effort and such a fruit full pillow.... wowwww Brandi its gorgeous ..I am going to pin it too... It provoke me to do something... very thankful for the tutorial Dear...
Happy if you come to see me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
with love from
Farah

Bev said...

You did an incredible job on this pillow! It really is beautiful. I've never even noticed felt leaves before.

A Few Pennies said...

oh my gosh--that is so beautiful; I saw that same pillow too in PB and loved it. Yours is just as gorgeous.

Noelle said...

Brandi that is gorgeous and it looks completely like PB's, wow you seamstress you!!! :))

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Are you kidding!? This looks amazing! Such a good job!!

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

AWESOME Brandi!!! Seriously, I just love it. I think your looks better than the original.

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I adore it! It looks great, girl you can sew too?! I so wish I had the skills!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Brandi your pillow looks terrific! Move over Pottery Barn :)

Terry said...

Brandi - that is seriously gorgeous. I like yours even better. Good going. Now can you please make me one too? :)

Life With Lucy said...

AMAZING. You are seriously so amazing at all of these knockoffs! It looks exactly the same. So gorgeous!

Mark said...

Okay, where's the "contest giveaway" button so I can win this pillow?
Honestly, you could sell this stuff and make some money off your talent, Dummy!
Love, m.

Kate said...

It looks great!

Optimistic Mom said...

See, I never would have even thought about making it. Can't you spare just a little of that creativity to give to me. You make it look so easy, I just don't think mine would come out the same way. lol
Yes, you really should try selling some stuff on ebay or even here on your blog site. Many bloggers have their own store set up on the site. Think about it! ;)

Sing said...

Adorable.

Karen said...

Brandi that is gorgeous, its better than the original! I love it and I would use it year round.

Kei said...

That pillow looks fabulous! I bet it took so long to make, but it looks so worth it :)

Marci said...

That is sooo pretty.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

You amaze me! That pillow is GORGEOUS! Great job!

Pam

Jenna said...

Oh wow, I'm really impressed! It's just as good as Pottery Barns! I'm already obsessed with wreaths, so now I want to make one. I'm curious to know what exactly you found that was felt leaves... Great job!

Sinful Sundays said...

Fabulous! Simply fabulous!

CereusArt said...

I can hardly tell what pillow is from pottery barn and what pillow is handmade by you! Sweet!

Courtney said...

You are so wonderfully talented at projects like these! I love visiting your blog. Each time I'm leave inspired by what you created. The pillow is beautiful!

Becky said...

I am in LOVE with this PB pillow too...I am inspired! THANK YOU!

Nike said...

Ack!!! I pinned this pillow and so, so wanted to make it, but don't have enough of the right type of fabric. Boo. This is incredible ... SWOON! Seriously, girl ... this was top 5 on my list of wants for Christmas projects.

Carli said...

Great job Brandi!-You are like the Queen of pillows, you've made so many beautiful ones!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Fabulous job! Yours is just as good, (I think it's better!). You've got real skills!
Hugs,
Patti

DecorandtheDog said...

Love this! Pinning for the future. It's like one big viscous pin cycle! :)

Tamsyn said...

Wow, yours looks even better than the original! I love it :)

Erin (Out on a Limb) said...

I love it! Great job!

michelle said...

that turned out perfect Brandi!! I love love love it! I saw that pillow in their catalog too, yours is better. :)
xoxo

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

This pillow turned out great! AMAZING!

Tiffany

Decorating with Cents said...

Beautiful! You did an excellent job...

kitkabbit said...

Yes, please do share where you found that great felt leaf trim! I'd also pinned that pillow on pinterest. Very nice results!

Nicole said...

Very nice!! I finally went on Pinterest this week. OMG, i'm in love!! I love that place! Such good inspiration.

Kara @ June & Bear said...

Fabulous job. It looks amazing. Thanks for you sweet comment on my blog.

D'Arcy said...

Great job! I may like yours more than the PB pillow. Don't get me wrong, I love PB, but your pillow looks fabulous!

Shades of Summer said...

That is super cute! As stated in pp's I like your pillow more!

Dr. Reginia said...

Do you have an Etsy store? You would make a killing on all the great things that you do.

Laura said...

I came here from the Pinterest Challenge.

That pillow is seriously impressive! It looks so much like the real one! Amazing work!

Mrs. Chic said...

Wow great work it looks amazing!! i'm in love with it!!!

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Okay, this IMMEDIATELY caught my eye! It's GORGEOUS!!! You did such a good job, with amazing attention to detail. I agree with an earlier commenter...if you're not making and selling pillows on Etsy or somewhere else, you should be!! (Of course, you'd have to change the design so it's not an exact copy, but I'm sure you know that.) :)

Katherines Corner said...

This is truly lovely, I'll take two please, giggle Big Hugs ♥

Casa De Luna said...

Wow! You could have told me your pillow was from PB and I would have believed you. I'm impressed!!!

Quiana said...

This turned out beautifully! What a wonderful addition for your home. Love it!

Carmen said...

Nice knock-off...will the real Pottery Barn pillow stand up...cuz I can't tell the real from the fake. Great job. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-rock-8.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @ RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

Mamma of the Papada's said...

That is amazing!! Pinterest is great for all of these inspirations!! really fantastic!! I found ya via tater tots and jello's link party!

Jen said...

WOW! Gorgeous pillow. Thanks for taking the time to share the how-to. (stopped by from Serenity Now's link party)

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

So beautiful!! Great job!!

Gold Shoe Girl said...

I loved that pillow too when I saw it. Yours is one of the best knockoffs I have ever seen. Really beautiful.

Alison said...

That is so pretty!

To The Moon and Back said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this! Would you mind sharing where you found the felt leaves????

c.w.frosting said...

It's beautiful & you wrote a great tutorial!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Creatively Content said...

I love pillows and this pillow is beautiful. I love that you recreated your own. You have a fabulous blog and your blog title and story is precious, thanks for sharing a bit of you and your life.

Deb White said...

Beautiful pillow! Love your blog!
Thank you....Deb

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

I LOVE it! You are sooo talented!

May I ask where you found the felt leaves? Are they available at most craft stores?

Thanks!
nancy
style decor 1 at gmail dot com

A Touch of Country said...

absolutely gorgeous! where did you get the ribbon trim of the leaves?

I SO want to make this pillow!

Hugs,
natalie

Shelley Davis said...

WOW! That is beautiful! I just found your blog. I am a follower now. Can't wait to see all your former posts. I love this pillow!
Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Blessings,
Shelley

Zolane said...

In a word, PERFECT. You created a fabulous pillow! May I also ask where you purchased the felt leaves, please? I just became a follower of yours and am so anxious to go through your previous posts. You are inspiring and I love that you take something costly and create it for much less!

Marci said...

love.it. where did you get the felt leaves?? i would love to make one of these little beauties.:)

Tanya said...

L.O.V.E. !!!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi Brandi,
visiting from Kim's party WOW.
by far your pillow is the Prettiest.
you have amazing talent~! thank you for sharing it with us.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Yes! We all want to know where to get those felt leaves!!! Your pillow is outstanding! I can see it being done in reds and greens, too!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Gorgeous pillow and I think you take the most patient crafter award.

Elna said...

What a lovely pillow and how nice of you to share how you did it.

Regards from Sweden
Elna

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is gorgeous! What a great knock off.

I'd love for you to link this up to Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/11/your-whims-wednesday-32-and-features.html

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

This is incredibly stunning. I am in awe!

We are having a Home for the Holidays link party on our blog and I know that our readers would die over this pillow! We would love for you to join us!

http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning...!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful pillow and I like it better than the PB one.
xo,
Sherry

kristincita said...

LOVE the pillow. You did a great job. Can you please reveal where you got the pre-cut felt leaf trim?

Debbie Mendes Cotton said...

I totally pinned this last week! I can't wait to create one too! Link up with us at our first party @ InspiredHoneyBee.blogspot xoxo Debbie

Crafting Rebellion said...

I featured this on my blog today. Very nice!
www.craftingrebellion.com

Carissa said...

Your pillow looks great! Thanks so much for sharing. I've added it to my pillow pinboard to come back and check out again later.

I found you through Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog and am your newest follower. Cheers! Carissa from Carissa's Creativity Space

Chris said...

I am so madly in love with this pillow! I have got to make one of these. It's just gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Claire said...

LOVE this pillow- I will def have to try it !!

DaveandBayly said...

Love this!! Great job! Where did you get your felt leaves??

Honey at 2805 said...

Brandi, your pillow is fabulous!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

My goodness girl that is so good. I love this pillow and you did a fantastic knock off, better than the original. Thanks so much for sharing with the copy cat party.

Teresa at Magazine Your Home said...

Absolutely amazing, you did an excellent job, be a sweetie and tell us where to get the felt leaves so we can do your tutorial.

Jen said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! Where did you get those felt leaves from? I'd love to have my own PB knockoff pillow :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, you have skills! I love your pillow much better because I like the materials you used.

I am linking from Debbiedoos.

Holly said...

Whoa! This pillow is a huge hit with everybody! You did a wonderful job on this! I'd love to follow your blog, but can't find how to. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. Blessings to you!

laniebp said...

That is a gorgeous pillow and I think you could leave it out after the holidays since it is the color that it is. Great Job!

Pooh said...

Your pillow is incredible! Please, please, please respond to all of us who want to know where you purchased the leaves...they make the project! Thank you~ and keep doing what you do!

Brandi said...

Hi Pooh! Thanks for your sweet words regarding my pillow! I respond to all questions through email. Therefore each person who asked where I purchased the felt leaves received an email response from me! Unfortunately, your email is not visible through your profile.

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

Brandi, this pillow is DARLING! Vicky sent me your way when she saw one that I made with this same pillow as my initial inspiration. mine turned out way different though because I didn't want to cut out all the leaves. It looks like you found some already on a string?!?! Jealous! Where did you find that? Anyway, I love the way it turned out, and love your blog! so glad she sent me your way. I spent some time this afternoon browsing and loved you post about the dollar tree dishes- went and bought the mugs today to use as part of my christmas gifts to friends. Thanks for the great suggestions!

xo

Selina@CreativeJuicesDecor said...

oh my goodness - it's beautful. Found you off CG.....come stop by when you have the time :-) I did a fun PB knockoff clock you'd probably like

http://creativejuicesdecor.blogspot.com/2011/02/pottery-barn-knockoffdistressed-clock.html

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

the vintage hare said...

You are so creative! And I love that you are thrifty!

Jenni said...

Oh my goodness, this pillow is so gorgeous! I love everything about it! :)

FineArtPainting said...

that is one gorgeous pillow. i am very inspired by it. i have a pile of felt laying next to my desk in all colors of the rainbow, just waiting to be used....

please do come link it up at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

rose

Denise Z. said...

OMGoodness! I just found your blog today (yah, I'm a little late to the party! LOL!) I'm loving your projects, and this pillow is no exception. Would you also share with me where you found that leaf trim? Thanks--I look forward to following you and finding more GREAT ideas!

Renee said...

Great job. I will definitely give this a try!!!
Love your blog, you have lots of great ideas. So glad I found you.
Renee