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Sunday, December 19, 2010

PB Christmas Apothecary Jar

I told you recently that I had one more Pottery Barn knock-off to show you. This one has a few components to it. First, you need to find an apothecary jar. I got mine at Michael's with a 50% off coupon. My mom found hers at JoAnn's with a 50% off coupon. We both got them for around $14. That already beats the PB priced version at $69.

This was our inspiration picture straight out of the PB manual, er, I mean catalogue.

Next, you need to glitter some birds. The "German Glitter Bird Vase Filler" at PB weren't really that outrageously priced, but the principle of the matter is you can't just order them when you can make them yourself. I will write a tutorial on how we made ours and try to get it up later this week.

Then you make the cute little "Paper Music Star Vase Filler." This is easier said than done. Permission granted to just buy the darn paper stars at PB, I mean seriously, mine did not turn out half as good, and my time was worth more. But my Mom and I had some awesome laughs at how our "Epic fails" turned out. And you know who was actually good at making these? The hubster! Yup, you heard me, he saw me doing some "origami" and he took one try and his turned out way better than mine! (There will be no tutorial on how to make the paper stars. I went to this website and tried my best. Best of luck to you there!)

Then you throw it all together and wish for the best. Now if only I had mad PB photographer skillz to know how to photograph my version with perfect light so that you could see perfectly into the glass jar.

I also added a cute white velvet ribbon bow to the top of mine.

The star shaped glitter ornaments with all the points on them are from Walmart. $1 each, so I figured it was worth it instead of making them.



Moral of the story is that this one might have been better off left to the professionals (aka PB), but I took a good try. Happy Holidays!

PS: If I feel like it, I am going to link to these parties, will you please join me?

13 comments:

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  2. Heh, it was a *good* try! It looks nice, and *I* wouldn't have even managed to get started! lol

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  3. I found you through cottage Hill and I love this! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express gift card giveaway that is going on for a few more days, and I also have a linky party happening! Keep up the good blogging! -Dana

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  4. Pottery Barn and Anthro are my two favorite places to gather inspiration from! Great job! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

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  5. I love it! Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

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  6. I love those glittery birds!!
    Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!
    I hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hey, I wouldn't even attempt the paper folding. Tried it a few times with past projects before giving up. You know when you don't always get a regular sheet of paper folded perfectly in half, that's a good indication you shouldn't do paper folded projects. That's me!

    However, your project is cute. I like how you glittered (is that a word?) your birds up.

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  8. I love this idea, it's so festive! I going to have to try this one. Have a Merry Christmas! Mary

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  9. I think everything turned out great and you made it which makes it perfect. Merry Christmas.

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  10. What a pretty project! I think you did a beautiful job of building upon your inspiration photograph.

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  11. Cute idea! Love the birds! I saw those in Michaels and was wondering how i could add those into something. Great idea!
    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer

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  12. You done great on this! I almost did the very same project lol...but I didn't I coped Martha this week. Have a Merry Christmas!

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