Get the LOOK FOR LESS Spring DIY! 3 Easy Pottery Barn Inspired Ideas

Welcome to Designed to the Nines, I’m NataLee Callahan and if this is the first time we’re meeting welcome to my
channel on today’s episode I have a three spring Pottery Barn dupes so let’s
get started my first dupe is the aro vine baskets
now they no longer carry this on their website but they were really cute so
this will serve as a dual duty if you like these baskets are going to show you
how to make your own something no longer carry him but when they originally did
carry them they range between a forty and sixty dollars (US) per basket I’m going
to be attempting to make the larger basket today and fortunately for me I
already had everything on hand… now my husband’s always saying why do you
need all this crafting stuff well because right now I can’t go out
shopping because we’re doing social isolation and so it’s perfect the first
thing we’re going to do is we’re going to take this basket and this is from the
Dollar Tree and so one dollar very affordable and I have really liked the
shape of this this is really great and also the mesh on it will serve as a
really good opportunity for us to attach our grapevine now I have this leftover
from a fall decorative pumpkin projects that I did I ordered this off of Amazon
I believe it was about $7.50 (US) I’ll also provide a link for one of these in the
description box below we are going to be using it to wrap around this basket and
as our handle which brings us to our handle now I didn’t think that this
grapevine would be quite strong enough in and of itself I wanted to give it a
little bit more substance so necessity is the mother of invention so what can
we do to add support to our basket handle so I went looking for an old wire
hanger from the dry cleaners and we are going to try to be making and fashioning
some support for a handle with this and we’ll combine it with a grapevine so it
will have a nice look but this wire hanger should hopefully add a little
extra stability for our handle so you can actually hold it by the handle in
theory so that’s what we’re gonna try to do with this so I start out by
untwisting the wire hanger to separate it and
then i unbend it and shape it into a “U” then I hooked one side onto the basket
and twisted it on now I don’t know if this is a good idea or if I should have
just waited but it ended up working out fine in the end
I cut a long enough piece of the grapevine wreath to fit on the hanger and slide the hanger through the middle
of the grapevine and then securely fasten it on to the other side I add
extra wire where it connects to the mesh basket to make it really sturdy then I
start wrapping the vine around the mesh basket and once I have it basically in place I
strategically wire it to the basket as I go I remove some of the existing wire
that holds the grapevine together so I can loosen it up and kind of spread it
out a little bit I use the original wire from the grapevine and I cut it into
four pieces I use that to wire it to the basket now that I have it basically how
I like it’s time to add Moss so I’ve got my cordless macdaddy a hot glue gun
surebonder this comes in a mini which I’m going to be using today but I am
loving this glue gun because it’s cordless so it the cord doesn’t get in
the way of your crafting and then you just put it on the base and I charge as
well you’re not using it so it is awesome I have so loved that and the
link for that will be below as well next I randomly placed the glue and moss
sporadically around the basket I cut off a little bit of boxwood that
I had on hand and strategically place that around the basket now this is not
on the original one so this is totally optional for you but I thought it looked
really cute then I took it outside and I sprayed it with a couple of coats of
hairspray just to make sure that everything stayed in place a little bit
better now I wasn’t gonna do the arrangement originally but I decided to
go ahead and do it last minute so it would match the after pictures a little
bit better so I didn’t get footage of this process but I literally just had
these daisies on hand and found some extra greenery and I kind of threw it
all together last minute it was easy peasy and to be
honest with you I actually like my version better than the original and
their version was $60 and mine was just 11 and would only be around $9 without
the flowers so what do you think of it before we move on to my next Pottery
Barn spring DIY I wanted to let you know that this is part of a collaboration
with my good friend Yami over at the Latina next door for her
look for less challenge I love this challenge it is the reason I started
doing knockoffs in the first place I just love getting the look for less and
her co-host this month is this week’s nest I will put a link to both of their
channels in my description box below as well as the playlist so you can check
out all of the fun so for my next knock off for spring is a tulip place card
holder Pottery Barn sells a set of four for 30 dollars and we are going to be
doing ours for a tiny fraction of the cost
… now fortunately I already purchased these things because when I see them I’d like
to stock up on these tiny little pots they are so cute you get three for a
dollar that makes them 33 cents each and then I have some tulips
leftover from my last episode’s project and I think that they’re gonna be
perfect for this project and they’re about $0.50 each then we’re going to use
again some of our Moss from Dollar Tree we won’t need very much and then I also
have some scraps of styrofoam leftover from my last episode so these are like
the bare bottom but you don’t need much because these pots are pretty tiny from
my last year’s a place card holder I just went and yanked them out for this
project so that I didn’t have to make new ones and they’re easy
I just hot glue them in so if I wanted to go put them back in it all I’d have
to do is glue them back into place that’s all the supplies so let’s get putting it
together this project is ridiculously easy to put together you start out with
your mini pot you need a small amount of styrofoam and you place it in the pot so
it’s nice and snug then you take two tulips and cut them about an inch below
the base of the leaves then you put two tulips in one side and
then again on the other side then I put some hot glue down on the foam and take
a chunk of moss and fill it in so you can’t see any of the foam then I take my
pre-made wire from my last year’s place card holders and shove it in the middle
all I did with this was kind of take some wire and make a curly Q and then
straighten it out on the end it’s pretty easy process if you look at it also
another solution for you is to take the bottom section of the tulip it also has
a wire in it that slides right out and you could definitely curl that in the
same manner as the ones that I used and basically have a free version Again, I like mine better than the
original I like the Pinker version of the tulip
and I think these are just really amazing and at only six dollars for a
set of four versus thirty it’s got a better price to boot but what do you
think? my last Pottery Barn knockoff for spring is Peter Rabbit napkins that I
saw over at Pottery Barn the regular price of these were $40 for a set of
four we’re going to be doing ours for pennies on the dollar so I created this
printable right here I found this image on a royalty-free site so there’s no
infringement of copyrights or anything on this and so I’ve got this for you a
provide a link for it in the description box below and I’ve gone ahead and
printed it on some iron-on image transfer paper which I actually used in
my Easter Bunny pillow recently so I had some leftover didn’t have to go to the
store all of the things that I’m working with I already had on hand so I had some
pillow covers that I had cut and not sewn yet on hand so even though they
were a couple of inches small I went ahead and used them because they were
the right kind of fabric if you needed to purchase fabric I would recommend
just using some simple muslin mine were cut to 18 by 18 inches but once they
were sewn down they ended up being around 16 by 16 just for a point of
reference the original finished size I believe is around 20 by 20 inches i hem
the edges on my sewing machine now you could always use pre-made napkins and I
definitely would not judge you but I find making them myself saves me a ton
of money once you have them all sewn or purchased then we cut out our printable
which was printed on that image transfer paper that I mentioned earlier then you got to peel off the backing
very carefully it’s a little bit tricky especially on the butterflies but it’s
doable I like to pull mine off using a pin then I warm the center of the bottom
of the fabric for about five to six seconds then I lay down our image right
in the center and then place a sheet of paper over it and iron it for about 40
seconds now I use my easy press it just makes the job so much easier
but you could definitely use a hot iron as well and just follow the directions
on the package while mine is not an exact match as I typically like I am
overall really happy with the end result here and definitely happy about the huge
savings of $40 versus three dollars but what do you think well I hope you
enjoyed this episode if so here’s another one I think of like as well
don’t forget to check out Yami’s channel as well as the playlist for the
look for Less challenge and until next time – all of my DIY niners bye

100 Replies to “Get the LOOK FOR LESS Spring DIY! 3 Easy Pottery Barn Inspired Ideas”

  1. Which was your favorite knock off? What would you like to see me dupe? Like this? Check out the playlist:

  2. Stunning, you have such wonderful ideas. Keep safe and well and thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us. My favourite project were the napkins. Imagine how personalised you can make them…..

  3. Fantastic dupes. Loved them all. Thank you for the printable and for sharing: and of course for the inspiration. Stay Safe. (Pauline S)

  4. They are all so cute! I definitely liked yours better. The basket was much better proportioned, the pink tulips were more cheerful and the napkins were just as cute!

  5. Fantastic dupes! I've GOT to try that basket!!! 😍
    And I agree that your place card holders look better than the original!
    Stay well💖Leah

  6. What is the name of the website where you got the free printables I did the link you put on there but it's only for that printable what is the website name

  7. I love them all but I loved the basket so pretty! And i am definitely getting a cordless glue gun. Love your channel thank so much.

  8. Your basket is better than the original. Much better proportions! Love it! Your napkins are so cute. Beatrix Potter had such beautiful illustrations in her stories.

  9. I become addicted to your channel as well as yami’s!!! You ladies are two of my favorite creative 🌷🌷🌷
    Keep safe

  10. You really knock the block off your knock off!!😄 They are so much cuter ❤ then Pottery Barns . can not wait to do the basket just adorable.

  11. You do such an awesome job on dupes!! I really enjoy this type of video. Yours look just as good if not better than the originals. I definitely like your prices better!🥰❤️👍

  12. Oh my goodness, you out did yourself again. I absolutely love all three of these. You are such an inspiration; love your style. Thanks again for sharing. Stay well.😊❤️

  13. The basket looks amazing, you did a wonderful job figuring out how to make it work with 3 items. I love your videos

  14. These Pottery Barn Inspired Dupes are Amazing Girl!
    Beautifully done, better then their version! You Go Girl!!!
    Love This DIY Tutorial! 🐇🥕🐇

  15. Such cute ideas!!! Love them all! 💕🐰🌷 Thank you for keeping the videos coming in a much needed time. Sending you and your family much love. 💜

  16. Oh Natalee! Your basket is so much prettier than the Pottery Barn version! And those napkins are adorbs!
    P.S. you’ve inspired me to build some shelving in my craft room. 🙏🏼 gonna need some prayer! Hee Hee.

  17. You never cease to amaze me! Your basket looks SO much better. I love all of these and all of them look better than pottery barn. You ROCK girlfriend!!

  18. Ii don’t know when but years ago I got in the habit of buying my sister one to two Holiday dish cloths. She would turn flips over. They are adorable. You never seize to amaze me. Love your videos. Girl, you can do anything.

  19. They all turned out really nice. The basket was my favorite and definitely looked better. Thanks for the pirntable.

  20. Fantastic looks for less! Very creative, you nailed it.😍 Natalee I like all 3, but especially the napkins, they are super cute. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration, I enjoyed participating in this challenge.

  21. All of them are beautiful! I love finding more economical ways to have decor that I normally wouldn’t want to pay the retail prices for. By the way you are always a joy to watch because you always seem so happy😁❤️

  22. You always do a great job on your projects Natalie! You nailed every item on your inspiration! I love the basket and the napkins also so cute!💕💕

  23. I think you versions are so much better than the more expensive ones. The basket definitely looks better and the larger tulips are so much nicer. Thank you for sharing

  24. Can I just say I love you. Yes kinda crazy so happy to have find your channel. love that you mix and match resources and left over craft supplies. I can so relate. love your space.

  25. As always yours definitely turned out absolutely perfect!
    The BASKE,T was my favourite !

  26. I love when the dupes outshine the original! ❤️ They’re all super cute, but tulips are my fave so I love the little potted place holders the best! 🌷 🌷

  27. Your floral basket does look better — beautiful. The tulip tags are lovely but I am behind and am using the bunny ear name tags you made last year. Not crazy about the napkin project because I do not have Cricut.

  28. Cuuuuuuuute! Definitely think the basket was fantastic! Turned out waaaay better than the original! You were right! 😉 Hugs! Linda

  29. Firstly I have to say your craft area is amazing! You look like your actually in a studio! I loved watching it all come together. Your DIYS are brilliant. I always look forward to seeing what your come up with next! Loved this DIY. Stay safe and your family too. God bless you all 🙏🏽❤️xoxo

  30. I Always LOVE Everything you do! I think all 3 of yours turned out better than the originals and that's no joke! I can Never choose a fave either but that basket is just darling!

  31. Wow Natalee !!! of course I always love what you create, I don’t think there is anything I have not liked. But I have to say these three just blew me away 😲😲😲 everyone one of them absolutely looked better than the original and that basket is just absolutely adorable 😍 I am going to click on you’re link ( so you get credit ) my way of helping support y’all channel 🤗 . I’m going to buy the grapevine and make that basket ASAP it is absolutely adorable, it looks very high end as well. I think I’m going to make these for my mom, neighbor and sister -in-law for Easter with some goodies in it for the family, I know I would love to receive that as a little gift. Also, not sure yet but I hope there is a link or says where the tulips were from they look like very good quality, I don’t think those are DT right? Anyways I will be preying for you, you’re family and all our friends here in our DIY community to stay safe & healthy as well as tell everyone take the extra time enjoying quality time with y’all’s family, there is always something positive in something such as this difficult time we are all going through. But remember we will all get through this together 😘 take care Natalee..

  32. Hi Natalee, oh I Am in love with the basket! So pretty. Just Beautiful and gorgeous. Then i saw the little clay pots so darn cute. I LOVE Peonies and TULIPS. So beautiful. I love your craft room. You are so creative and TALENTED! Love you friend. I hope all is well and good…. let's remember to check on our neighbors and just be a community of support. LOVE Everyone.

  33. Sooo cute Natalee!!! I love yall your Pottery barn dupes. You are so creative!😊 Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration.🥰

  34. You always have the best dupes. They don’t look homemade at all. Thank you for all the work you put in to your videos. It really shows you care.

  35. I'm sure someone at Pottery Barn creative group has a dart board with your picture! LOL! Once again, you out did them in both price and beauty! Great job!

  36. Trying this today with one wreath from DT and one from HL. Both FAILED!!! Yours came apart easily but mine did not. Trying to use the smaller tendrils from the HL wreath. The DT wreath is a fail all around. Too many pieces! Gonna keep trying, wanted to let everyone know not to bother with the DT wreath. Stay tuned……

  37. Wish I could send you a picture of my completed basket and floral arrangement. My fail was not a fail! I was able to finish it, with some help and much struggle. Thank you for sharing. I will think of you as I enjoy!

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