Monday, November 30, 2009

Knock it off Pottery Barn. I mean it. Don't make me count to three...

Okay Pottery Barn... I love you. I really do... but your fifty dollar moss wreath is killing me here. It's moss! It's a wreath of moss! Fifty? Really? Why?

But... being the suckered in PB groupie that I am... I did it for under $13.00. How do you like them apples?
It just requires a styro wreath form... and two bags of moss. Oh- and a vacuum cleaner, some newspaper, and a hot glue gun. Tear moss in smaller chunks and hot glue to form. Fill in gaps and work your way around the entire thing. Two bags was enough to cover front and back and make me cry for a maid. (It's really messy. But not fifty dollars messy. No sir.)
About 20 minutes later... Voila. I know... it's not quite as cute as Pottery Barn's. But it required so much less of a financial commitment... so it was well worth the mess to me. Now, just hang as is, add a pretty ribbon, or use some push pins to add a few ornaments decorations, or vintage postcards! Super cute, and like all my projects- stupid easy.

Pottery Barn, you should be ashamed of yourself... Or just cut that price down for heaven's sake! I still love you though... I promise.



41 comments:

~Kristen~ said...

You rocked that wreath, girl! I think your version looks BETTER than PB's! They do have nice stuff but seriously, their prices?!? No thanks!!!

Chris said...

Sasha, your wreath is *definitely* cuter than theirs. Don't lie to yourself. It looks like they skimped on the moss, the application process, oh, and one more little thing: love. Theirs doesn't hold a candle to yours. You would never never skimp--I've seen your house all transformed for Christmas, so I know it's true.

Keep crafting, darlin'.

Nancy said...

You showed them... yes, you did! Love that. You colors... so yummy! I am going to do something like that with different sizes of styrofoam cones maybe??? Not too sure. But, I'm afraid my 2 wild pooches will eat that moss. Yes, they would do that. Yes, they would.

Jules said...

So true.... Yours looks just as good as theirs. But I like your price better. 50? Really?

LeAnna said...

I'm thinking that would be the perfect thing to pin my Christmas cards to this year!!!

Life is good! said...

love the wreath and the mirror it is hanging on. pooh, pooh on pottery barn!

Jocelyn said...

so cool! i too can't believe the prices in the PB catelogs...you did yourself proud by making it for under 20!

Jenny said...

PB has nothing on LMM

Libbie said...

Oh yours is way cuter!!! Not so uniform as PB. Good job!

Jboo said...

Good job!! I tried something with moss once and ended up throwing everything out because it was so messy! Love your finished wreath!

janet

Laura Fox said...

You are do clever...I eras your lst few days and love all the decorations. How's puppy doing?

Leslie said...

Way to stick it to PB! Yours looks every bit as good as theirs! (I still love PB too, but please!)

He & Me + 3 said...

Girl your creativity kills me. Great job...I like it just the same. Nice.

Stacey said...

You did a fabulous job! I can't believe their version is $50!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Good for you! It looks fab!

tara said...

Girl you sure showed Pottery Barn (and ballard, I still love your stockings.....)I think they should take your advice and knock off the prices...seriously...50.00, who has that kind of cashola for a wreath! nice job...love the tree in the background too...can you come over and decorate mine?

Julie said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Jewls said...

I love your decorations, they look fabulous! If you didn't live so many miles away I would hire you to decorate my house! :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sasha, you crack me up! I'm with you-Why pay those prices when you can make it yourself. I used to own a floral shop (The Robin's Nest) and I used alot of that moss. It IS so messy but really adds a wonderful touch to many things. I adore your wreath, you did a wonderful job and all I have to say is Pottery Barn better watch out because Sasha is in the house!

Have a wonderful week.

Love,
Me~♥

jociegal said...

Okay - I love your blog. Love it lots.

Secondly, that looks amazing! I happened to have been in a PB yesterday and saw the EXACT wreath you are referring to and I have to say that yours looks AWESOME. Nice work. My friend I were commenting, as we were walking through both PB and Williams Sonoma HOME (which has OUTRAGEOUS prices) that the key is to go to those stores to get ideas and then replicate yourself. You are totally rocking that philosophy.

Jill said...

Goodness girl! I just got home from holiday and you have been busy!! LOOOOOVE all your beautiful Christmas decorations!!! and shame on Pottery Barn!- (but, I still love 'em too!)
Blessings!
Jill

Heather at All A Flutter said...

So easy, I love that!! Copying PB designs is one of my favorite hobbies (haha) I need one more wreath and so I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

T said...

That IS super cute! I agree, they should be ashamed.:) I'm lucky in that the closest PB is 2 hrs away, so it doesn't tempt me. Have a great day!

shortmama said...

Love it!!

Jill said...

Your rock girl! I love that wreath. I might try to copy ya if I get some time!

PamperingBeki said...

You did a fabulous job!!

Tracey said...

Good for you for making your own Sasha!! Fabulous! And look at how lovely your Christmas decorations are looking!!!

:) T

Elle Bee said...

You are so fabulous!! I like your wreath way better than theirs. Yours looks fuzzier and more natural.

golonghorns said...

Okay I want to hire you to decorate for me! Seriously I love it! Have you seen the monogram wreaths with moss??? Now you have me thinking! Love this:)

Martha said...

It looks terrific...and boy do I love your Christmas decorations!!!! It all looks fantastic!
And you are right...better than $50 for a wreath!

Kimi@SoManyKidsSoLittleTime said...

Way to kick butt and take names. I love your wreath and fifty bucks. Hello PB what the what now?

I'm all about making stuff for cheaper.

Ginger said...

So doing this...on the back porch, with a broom handy.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Girl you are just too good!! I hear HGTV knocking on your door at any minute:)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Looks good. Seriously there are so many things we can "steal" from PB arent there? I just love to peruse through their catalogs and every so often I order something I know I just can't live without. (Just so the catalogs will keep coming.)

bluecottonmemory said...

Oh, I love how you say, "Stupid Easy" - making me feel pretty stupid! LOL I love your wreath - Do you do bows? I really need someone to show me how to make some bows!

BTW - I think you need your own television show for people like me and name it "Stupid Easy" - so it's very clear that I need to watch it!

Merry Christmas, Sasha! Wish you lived nearby!

Angie S said...

Great idea! That is super cute and fun.

Annie said...

I'm so not a PB fan! Sheesh that is overpriced. I love what you made though. Oh so festive!

Have a wonderful week!

christschild said...

I love your wreath...I like it better than PB. You have the cutest ideas:) Have a blessed week.
Elizabeth

Dandy said...

I just love your colors, have I told you that?

I used to do all blues and silvers and then last year decided I want to change to reds and whites and silvers and now I sort of want to do all metallics.

But I won't change colors again.. not me. I think though, that I might have to decorate by room now...

Jen said...

Adorable--I like your's better! How cool is that. :)

montreal florist said...

Wow! It's great idea! It's very easy to make it and beautiful!