Here are my favorite Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Ideas and DIYs that I’ve made here at Cottage on Bunker Hill. DIYing your Christmas decor is a great way to save money and still get a designer look.
Christmas in July
Even though it’s scorching in most of the country we can all chill out today for a few minutes and think about winter and Christmas!! It’s 5 months from today…
Today I’m joining a bunch of my favorite gals to bring you all the Christmas inspo you will need this year!!
If you are popping over from Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse, didn’t she have some fantastic craft ideas for a budget & eco-friendly Christmas?? She was also sweet enough to organize this Christmas in July tour. If this is your first time here…
I’m Jennifer, welcome to Cottage on Bunker Hill, my corner of the web where I share all my affordable decorating and DIY ideas with you every week.
What I love is Pottery Barn…what I don’t love is that I would go broke if I bought everything I wanted. So you know what I do…figure out a way that I can DIY it and get a similar look!!!
Here are a few of the Pottery Barn-inspired Christmas projects that I have made that you can too!! If you start now you will be ready to sit back and enjoy them by December!
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I got the idea for this winter snowflake sign from something I saw in the Pottery Barn catalog. They have a big planked snowflake piece that sells for a couple of hundred dollars!! Beautiful but a bit expensive. As soon as I saw the picture I started trying to figure out how I could duplicate it.
For my Pottery Barn look-alike version, I started by painting an unfinished wood panel from Hobby Lobby white and then gluing short branches on to form a snowflake shape.
Here’s the finished version of my snowflake wall hanging. I added a pretty cedar garland across the top for a festive touch.
OK, I’ll be the first one to admit it…I went a little cuckoo for Cocopuffs last Christmas with all of my DIYs. Santa’s elves had nothing on me down in my workshop!!
One of my absolute favorite holiday projects was a DIY Christmas village that I made. The look of my village houses was totally inspired by Pottery Barn ornaments! I started with a few unfinished wood birdhouses and used white and metallic paint to transform them into the heart of my Christmas village.
This high-end ornament knock-off technique was pretty cool to make! For my set of ornaments, I used clear plastic but you could use glass ornaments too for this project.
Here are the inspiration ornaments. The Pottery Barn set of mercury glass ornaments sells for $39.50 for a set of 6.
For my set of mercury glass, I found a tub of clear plastic balls that had a similar look to the PB ones. You have to use mirrored spray paint to achieve the look, there are a few on the market but I used the Krylon looking glass paint.
The end result looks pretty similar to the set from Pottery Barn!! One big difference is that for less than the cost of 6 from PB I could make 5 times the amount!
Every year I say to myself “This has got to be my FAVORITE tree ever!!” …but friends, it really was!! I hated to take it down in January because it was just so pretty to look at.
6 of the ornaments on the tree were DIYs too!
To get the high-end Christmas tree look I mixed different natural textures like grapevine garland mini wreaths and small pieces of dried pampas grass with metal and wood ornaments. Then I tucked in fuzzy little white owl ornaments and added all of my DIY ornaments.
Next up on our Christmas in July tour is my friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style who is sharing 5 great tips on how you can start getting ready for Christmas now so you will be less stressed later!! Doesn’t that sound nice…says the girl that is always running around the week of Christmas!!!
Christmas In July Blog Hop
Welcome to our Christmas In July Blog Hop. Be sure to click each link below to follow along on the hop.