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Am I the only one who’s eyeballs almost jump out of their sockets when looking at prices for designer items? It honestly blows my mind how much people are willing to pay for things, especially for decorative items.
While I can appreciate paying more for quality, I definitely draw the line on home decor. But that doesn’t stop me from looking at ways I can produce the same item at a fraction of the cost.
Thankfully, I don’t even have to figure out how. There are so many great DIY projects from which to choose. I’ve picked out several of my favorites that with a little bit of effort, you can give your home a designer look without the designer price tag.
Why pay $350 for this beautiful Pottery Barn Wood Decor Shelf when it can be yours for only dollars. Add a nice, cozy, rustic look to your home with this decorative wood shelf. Make a great anytime gift.
Designer trays are beautiful additions to your home, but they can cost more than $125. You can create your own designer tray for around 10 bucks. They are versatile and could be used -- and placed -- anywhere in your home.
Pets are like family, and it feels good to spoil and pamper them. This Dog Bone Gift Basket & Toy Organizer will set you back $100-$130 at Pottery Barn, but you can do it yourself so much cheaper. If you love crafting, grab some fibreboard, twine, glue, dowel rods, twine, and go to town. You’ll love the sleek look.
If you are a fan of minimalism, you will love the simple design of this Anthropologie metal wall hanging knockoff. A design like this can cost from $80 to $100. This ingenious decor dupe uses inexpensive materials to create a stylish, geometric piece of wall art.
Do you love artsy home decor but do not consider yourself a “true artist?” Then this DIY craft might just be what you are looking for. Use the recommended stencils and become an instant artist and convert square art canvases into Mediterranean tile art to adorn the walls of your home.
Enjoy summer vibes all year (if you want) and bring the ocean and seashore inside with this nautical DIY Seashell Wreath (can you smell the salty breeze coming off the water). This is a Pottery Barn knockoff, and you can make it for less money using a grapevine wreath, seashells, and a few more items.
When you create your own DIY Countdown Plate, you will have the ability to make holidays, birthdays, and other events special occasions. You can build up excitement and anticipation with this cute project. Once you pick out the perfect plate, the rest is easy.
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About the author Wendi Warren
Wendi Warren is licensed professional clinical counselor, a certified human resources professional, a digital marketer, and founder of Wendi’s Weekend Trips & Whatnot blog. She and her husband, Bobby, live in Wooster, Ohio, with their pets. In her spare time, she freelances for Wooster Media Group LLC.