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:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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! ;)

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

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

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

    Pam

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. 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!

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

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  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  29. This pillow turned out great! AMAZING!

    Tiffany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  36. I came here from the Pinterest Challenge.

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

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

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  38. 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.) :)

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

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

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

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  42. 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

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

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

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

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

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  47. It's beautiful & you wrote a great tutorial!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  48. 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.

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

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  50. 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

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

    I SO want to make this pillow!

    Hugs,
    natalie

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  52. 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

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  53. 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!

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

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  55. 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.

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  56. 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!

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

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

    Regards from Sweden
    Elna

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  59. 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

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  60. 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

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

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

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  63. 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

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

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  65. 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

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  66. 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!

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

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

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  69. 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.

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  70. 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.

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

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

    I am linking from Debbiedoos.

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  73. 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!

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  74. 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!

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  75. 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!

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  76. 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.

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  77. 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

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  78. 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

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  79. 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!

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

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

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  82. 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

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  83. 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!

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

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