Look-Alike Pottery Barn Number Pillows

February 2, 2010 at 5:46 pm 4 comments

If you love Pottery Barn, raise your hand!  I look forward to looking through the new catalog every time it shows up in the mail.  Last look through, I noticed these cool number pillows.  99 bucks for 4…that’s chump change….haha, yeah right. Pottery Barn

Before discovering all of these thrifty crafty blogs, I never even thought to make my own version of some of these things.  Now when I look through the pages, I see how many things can be made at home for so much cheaper.

I came across Domestically-Yours tutorial on how to recreate these fun pillows.  It took me about 2 hours total.

And the cost?

  • $11.98  for the fabric – purchased at Joann’s with a 50% off coupon.  Plus I have fabric left over to make some pillows for our bed!
  • $2.39 for the black fabric paint
  • pillow forms – free…used existing pillow forms from couch.
  • Total – $14.37!  Feels good to save $84.63!

There are a couple of things I did differently than the tutorial.

  • I didn’t use Fray Check
  • I used the same font, but printed it at 800 size on legal size paper…that way I didn’t have to mess with enlarging it.
  • I didn’t use freezer paper.  I wish I had, because some of the paint did go outside the lines.

I love how it looks with my new chest!

So what have you seen in the catalog you think you could make on your own?  Here’s my next project.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly  |  February 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    They look fabulous, you did a great job!! Glad the tutorial worked out for you!

    Reply
  • 2. Kimba  |  February 3, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Wow! They look great. I’m way impressed.

    Reply
  • 3. Becky  |  February 5, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Love them–you should link them up at my linky party!

    Reply
  • 4. Becky  |  February 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks for linking up–hope you share more!

    Reply

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