Friday, May 3, 2013

Pottery Barn Kids Knock Off Mermaid Sign

I really got inspired when I received the most recent Pottery Barn Kids magazine. There are some things that I do end up buying from there (usually on sale), but I do like to create some of the adorable kids decorations or items that they have to offer. I made this mermaid sign for Wynn's room with a wooden plaque from Michaels, some white vinyl adhesive, turquoise paint from a previous project and my Silhoutte machine. 
 
I painted over the plaque that was around $6 if I can remember correctly.  I went through the images I had previously purchased through Silhouette and picked out an arrow and starfish for the sign. I typed up the wording and cut everything out on a pretty small piece of vinyl, and there was not a lot of waste.  The plaque is approximately 12 inches by 6 inches.



Here is the piece from PBK that runs about $29 plus s/h.  I like how their sign has individual boards glued together, but I was in a time crunch and I already had the wooden plaque in my basement.  That way I did not have to purchase something new.
 
My version was around $8 dollars compared to the $29.  I am hoping to put this is in Wynn's room as I change up the decor in there a little bit.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
 


18 comments:

  1. So cute!! great job, I like yours better :)

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  2. I like your better too! Looks easy enough, I still think I'd screw it up! Great idea!

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  3. Awesome job! Don't you love it when you can make something for so much less?

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  4. Your sign looks great Megan!!

    xo, Tanya

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  5. Really cute. PBK seems to have a lot of lovely things might chek them online....to knock off of course.

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  6. Honestly, I like your version so much better. What an adorable and frugal knockoff.

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  7. Oh this is adorable! I love when you are able to make something and it be half the cost.. or more! :)

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  8. This is adorable! Love the choice of blue.

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  9. What a cute project. I love Pottery Barn, but it is much more fun to make your own.

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  10. Beautiful! I love knock-offs! :)

    toddlindsey.com

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  11. I can't believe that there's cost $29! Yours is much more substantial and just as sweet. Can't wait to see how you use it in Wynn's room.
    Kim@reposhture

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  12. This is lovely! Don't you just love those knock off items ;) Found you on Make it Pretty Monday. Newest Follower. You can find me painting, decorating and baking on HickoryTrail

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  13. I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  14. Great job on the knock-off! Yours is so cute and for half the price of the real one.

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  15. Adorable! I love it! I always appreciate a great knockoff! Good job,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  16. So cute! I totally need to do this for my girls' bathroom.

    If you're interested, I'd love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/05/show-tell-25.html

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  17. My girls would love this - thank you so much for the idea. And it fits my beach decor perfectly! Love it - Nat

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