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Sunday, December 4, 2011

DECEMBER MAGAZINE COPY CAT

 I have always loved POTTERY BARN'S 
simple but classic CHRISTMAS WREATH.
Altho I don't have beautiful PICKET gates like PB has,
that didn't mean I couldn't have a WREATH just as beautiful.
SOOO, just in time for A CHRISTMAS RERUN...
DEBBIEDO'S  MAGAZINE COPY CAT CHALLENGE FOR DECEMBER...
We choose a photo from a great MAGAZINE or on the WEB
and put our OWN SPIN on it.
DebbieDoo...you are so much fun, I love you lots and I look  forward
EVERY MONTH
to your COPY CAT CHALLENGES...
NOW......ON WITH THE SHOW.....
For my POTTERY BARN KNOCKOFF CHRISTMAS WREATH.....I started gathering Christmas balls here and there...
HOBBY LOBBY put all their Christmas items on for 50% off...YAY...
so I bought a large, beautiful green wreath and......
WENT TO TOWN, using what Christmas balls I had on hand and
those I bought at thrift stores....with a few of the half-priced ones at Hob Lob.
...and my thrifty HOT GLUE GUN (which I am about half afraid of....)
THIS above mosaic is from last year's posting...ALL other photos are new.... 
I had more WHITE than RED balls but I can add more red as I get them.
I just may go back to HOBBY LOBBY and get some large RED balls and glue 'em on...

As I have stated....no pretty white picket fence with beautiful gates...
Only one lone PICKET and it is so shabbily peeling but still the perfect spot to show you my
POTTERY BARN KNOCKOFF
Christmas wreath.
.....just play-like this is a beautiful, white picket fence..k?
♫♪...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....♪♪♫
 It looks so good on this olden picket, I think I will make another to go here.
The photo on your left is  POTTERY BARN'S  beautiful wreath and
it is a picture of a photo so not as bright as it most likely is in real life...
It is $78.00 plus tax and shipping
Mine costs around $8.00.... very little tax and......NO SHIPPING.  ♥♥♥
 XOXOXO bj  ♥

Be sure to check out DEBBIE'S site to see where all
the CHRISTMAS BLOG PARTIES are going to be... 
don't you know there's going to be tons of beautiful things to see !!
"Thanks, Debbie....this has been fun."
Also joining the fun at:
MOSAIC MONDAY
SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY
RUBY TUESDAY
MASTERPIECE MONDAY
THANKS to all the hosts.....
AND
MERRY CHRISTMAS  

61 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE it!! Yours could be in a PB magazine!! Martina

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You are so good Bj! I love it so much, so pretty! Thank you ever so much for joining in again...you are my most loyal participant and I can always count on you:) Good luck on the giveaway too.

Kelly said...

I can't believe anyone would buy that expensive version from Pottery Barn when it can be made so much cheaper. Yours looks just as good! I never thought of hot gluing on the wreath. I've added balls to a wreath using wire. If you hot glue though you can get them exactly where you want them. That's a better idea! I love it on your fencing too.

Sherry said...

BJ,
You did a fabulous job on this wreath. It looks wonderful on your picket fence!
Sherry

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful wreath, so colorful and rich!
Have a great new week! :)

Pondside said...

Beautiful - I love it. How could anyone pay $78 for a wreath?!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, BJ! It looks fabulous! And I love the price! Happy Sunday!...hugs...Debbie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gorgeous and I love it on the picket fence! Great copy cat project! Merry Christmas!! hugs, Linda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love it BJ! More than PB's. It looks great hanging on your fence.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have to tell you bj, I am impressed!! I really am. Yours looks fantastic. I hung some wreaths...rather plain as I went woodsy but..I am rethinking and if I can come up with some extra balls..I just may add them. Hot glue you say? Ok. I have that.
YOU are always such an inspiration. LOVE it! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

LOL Just reread my post..and let me rephrase that. If I come up with some extra red Christmas balls, I will use them. Am I making it worse?? *Sheesh!*

Sarah said...

BJ, yours is better too! And that picket has tons more charm. Love following along with you! ~ Sarah

Debbie refresh restyle said...

BJ I love it! You did a great job on the copy and the price is amazing!
Debbie

Barbara F. said...

Great job, BJ! I like your wreaths better, too. ((hugs)) xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

BJ, I love it!! You nailed it in every single way!! You should just be tickled with yourself, when you think of how much you saved!! Great job!!

Shirley said...

Not only does it look great, you can say you did it yourself! What a lovely wreath..you and your glue gun are a creative pair...
Kindredly,
Shirley

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Outstanding! I can't believe how much it looks like the expensive wreath -- Actually, better! You might not have a full fence, but your section of the picket fence and the wreath look so, so pretty. Great job!
Best,
Gloria

laurie said...

beautifully done, I like yours best!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful copycat! It looks straight out of a magazine! So pretty!

shannon i olson said...

it looks just perfect BJ, I love your price tag much more. very nice job

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

You definately copied it pretty well...it is precious on the bit of fence...Good job!

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ..I actually think yours is more colorful. I love it!!

XO,
Jane

Vee said...

Another case of I like yours better than theirs. It's lovely! And your chippy fence is far better, too!

Susan said...

Your wreath is just as or more beautiful than Pottery BARN'S. I think their stuff is highly over priced. Sorry PB but that's how I feel!

pam {simple details} said...

Ok, I have the picket fence, but I need a lesson from you on making the wreaths! Seriously, I didn't glue mine, so I think I'll take them apart and COPY you!! (After the holidays) :)

You and your husband are adorable, love your photo on the sidebar!

D said...

Great job! Yours is definitely cuter than the original! And such a great savings, too!

Julie Harward said...

I love yours and your picket fence is the cutest by far..way to go! :D

Cathy L. Calamas said...

WONDERFUL. so pretty and I love the savings difference!!

Debby said...

I really like yours the best. Just love PB catalogs. I saw a glim,ps of an antique wagon in the new catalog. Looked alot like mine.
I have heard they have kids hot glue guns. I am looking for one....I hate gtting burndt.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you did a great job on your wreath. It looks just as lovely as the Pottery barn wreath and look at all the money you saved. I love it. Great photos and mosaic. Have a wonderful week!

Theresa said...

Girl, YOU ARE BRILLIANT and so is your wreath:) I am doing some EXTRA decorating around my home tonight! My HUBBY is helping! Enjoy your week my friend, I always enjoy seeing what you are up to! HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

What a lovely wreath. You did a great job. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

BJ,
you did a fab copy and on a budget too.. Love it on your fence.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your wreath looks fabulous! I wouldn't have thought to hot glue to balls on, but it makes sense. I'm in the process of reworking an old wreath. I think I'll get out my glue gun!

Debbie said...

What if I told you that I like your little shabby piece of picket MORE than the PB picket? Well, it's true. Both your wreath and theirs are knockouts. I love that abundant look. I never can get it quite right.

Sweet Tea said...

Santa says you've been a VERY good girl in saving all the money making your own beautiful wreath. What a great job you did, Ms. BJ!!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your wreath is gorgeous! I adore it on your piece of picket fence! Copy Cat or not...I'd say you've given Pottery Barn a good run for your money! Thanks for sharing!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. That being half afraid of the hot glue gun...believe me...I understand!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it, looks better than PB's!

Kathleen said...

You did an excellent job! There's not much out there we can't do ourselves!
BTW, I am bagging my Christmas Tablescape party Magazine Inspiration. Not enough interest and too much like Deb's.

Olive Cooper said...

Your is way better babycakes as my hubby would say.

Bev said...

Every bit as beautiful as PB, BJ! Love it. You did a fabulous job.

Buttercup Bliss said...

I think your wreath is just beautiful!!! I also think your little bit of picket fence is too cute :-)
LOVE it!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Fantastic! You did a beautiful job on the wreath, it's really pretty!

Carla said...

Wow! $8.00 that is awesome. Your's is so pretty. I have a hard time turning loose with $78 for a wreath but $8 I could handle. Not so sure mine would be as nice as yours.

Cindy said...

Your wreath is beautiful! I love it and it looks so sweet against the shabby pickets.
Hugs, Cindy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ, I like your better than PB's! Beautiful!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love the wreath, it's all about doing with but at a better price...lol...love it and love your wreath...phyllis

Sally said...

I actually think yours looks better!! It turned out great...love the picket fence too! I'm your newest follower from Debbiedoos Party. I'd love you to stop by blog if you get a chance & maybe follow along too!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

I honestly like yours better than PB and it looks fabulous on your fence!

Teagarden said...

I love your wreaths!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Love Of Quilts said...

I seriously mean this your is much much better looking them the other one. Merry Christmas

Kathleen Grace said...

I love this wreath so much BJ! It looks every bit as good as the expensive PB one!

suzyq said...

Bj Thanks so much for calling by - I had no idea I had word verification on (I hate that thing!!)so thanks for letting me know! Hope I have it sorted now!
Suzyq

A Garden of Threads said...

It looks gorgeous, better then PB for sure. Take care and enjoy your week:)

mrshinesclass said...

The wreath looks great. The picket fence is the perfect backdrop.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I will definitely do my own next year.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Looks beauteeful BJ! The bigger and fatter the wreath the more pretty it is (I think). That's my opinion and I am sticking to it. :) Have a wonderful week. xo

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Just precious, as always. :-)

Love the picket fence effect.

And your Blog Look is soooooooo, sooooooooooo, sooooooooo pretty. Oh "be still my heart". Yummy pretty even.

Gentle hugs,
"Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty;
it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness."

~~Charles Dickens

Kim, USA said...

That is beautiful!

TableSetting

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Awesome copy cat, BJ! And what a cost savings!!! :D I love your picket fence, too.

xoxoxoxoox,
Ricki Jill

Carol said...

I love that! I may just have to try it myself!