Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pottery Barn Skull Print Knockoff

**My canvas prints are now for sale HERE**

I saw this skull canvas in the new Pottery Barn catalog and knew I had to have one! But $79?!?! Really? So instead of handing over all of that money, I came up with this:



I'm so happy with how it turned out! I made the print using the Coffee Fabric Dye and Printing on Fabric tutorials that I recently showed you, glued the top of the fabric to a dowel rod (which I also added a touch of the coffee dye to), and hung it with a piece of twine.

I had everyting on hand (including the skull image 'cause I'm weird like that) so it was free! You can find a similar skull along with other fun spooky prints here at The Graphics Fairy.

25 comments:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

$79!!! Yeah, that is a bit tooo much! And wow! Yours looks amamzing! Great job!

Lyndee said...

You will get those readers! You do an awesome job with your blog and others would be crazy not to follow!

Melissa said...

I love that for Halloween. It turned out so great. I am so excited that you linked up to Tuesday Tell All! I am with you on the Pottery Barn stuff. Cute, but not worth the price! I hope that you get to 100 followers soon.

Vicky said...

Great job Megan. If you held the two up to me I would not be able to tell the difference :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

WOW! I just saw this on Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday and it was the FIRST project I had to check out! This is so awesome!!! I'm glad to say I just got you one step further to 100 followers because I'm your latest!

Sourkraut said...

I saw that in the catalog and couldn't believe the price either even though I really want it. Yours looks just as good as theirs! Spotted you at Little Birdie Secrets and I'm now a follower, not only because you won me over with this and your Nightmare Before Christmas party but also because I want you to reach 100 followers and have this awesome giveaway!

Diane said...

Great knock off and don't it make you feel great to make something yourself and save all that money Ü

Catch A Falling Star said...

Wow!
Great Job!
I read through the coffee dye and printing links you gave. I was curious tho, does the spray adhesive leave the fabric sticky/tacky?
I think your version of the canvas is much better.

Emily said...

Very cool. Great job pulling that off- I love when I can save money by doing something on my own:) My son would LOVE this!

Christie said...

This looks better than the real one! I am super impressed! Coming over from Show and Tell and joined to follow! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Loving this! Yours looks amazing. I might have to add this to my other knock offs. ;) Love it.

Kelley said...

Im your newest follower! I was eyeing that in the PB catalog too and thinking how to go about doing it myself.
Great job!

Colleen said...

Love this!!! Very Cool!!

NYCLQ said...

I love it! I must try this and add to my skull collection for Halloween! Thanks for sharing your link here on a blog comment....

:D Lynda

Crystal said...

Great Knockoff! YOurs looks so great. What a fun Halloween decoration.

Shannon said...

This is nice and creepy :) in a great way though :)

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

OMG! This looks just like PB's. I love it!

janimal said...

I think I like your version better! I'm about to hit the "follow" button!

Amanda @ Heart Tree Home said...

I seriously LOVE this... marking it down on my to do list!!!

(Visiting from the CSI project...)

Laurie-Jean@WilloughbyWhimsy said...

I'm going to check-out the coffee dye technique!
What a fantastic knock-off! As mentioned above, your project is top notch! Found you via CSI.

Bella said...

Hey girl, I can't believe I haven't left you a message about this yet. I think the other day when you linked it up, I was getting ready too, and you know my kids got in the way, lol. This is SUPER cool, and I would also NEVER EVER EVER spend that much money, in fact not even a tenth of that for PB's one, and with your fabulous tutorial, oh man, THANK YOU. Just amazing, it turned out PRACTICALLY identical and perfect. I so appreciate you so much for participating in **6 weeks 2 Spook,** and linking this up along with more of your awesome projects. THANKS again. Bella :)

Jami said...

I really like your version better than PB's. I was just looking through GF's archives the other day...now you have me thinking. ;)

Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday!

ldcattell said...

Came out awesome, way better than the original! also glad to see you reached and went way past 100 followers!

E said...

Looks like I am about 2 years behind but I love it !

Cherryl Dillon said...

I love this! I will be following you. Thanks for sharing!