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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pottery Barn Knock Off - The Mayflower

Last year, I was admiring this Thanksgiving item at Pottery Barn Kids. But it had a big price tag. If I remember correctly, it was about $50.00.






My husband and I were at Walmart and I spotted this wooden item back in the floral department by the vases, etc.  I thought it looked an awfully lot like a boat. And then I started thinking some more...







I went ahead and bought it, plus a few dowel rods, and some spanish moss to place inside. My husband thought he could put it all together with a few sails made from posterboard. My husband Dave is a great man! He always humors me in my holiday ideas:)

Then we added a few pinecones and voila! A Pottery Barn knock-off for a mere ten bucks and change!





We put this on the kids' table last year and it will make an appearance there this year as well. (Also, your older kids could even help in making this craft with you.)  I have a PB kids Thanksgiving tablecloth that I purchased several years ago also that completes their holiday table. They all seem to enjoy having a "special" table, too:)

A little ingenuity can go a long ways! Happy Thanksgiving!

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16 comments:

  1. Oh my....this is just so cute and clever...what a great project to do with the children who are going to be sitting at the table....love it!!!....

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  2. Love it! It turned out great, Kathy. You could add some writing to the sails like in the PB version--wonder what you'd put on yours? :)

    Actually, I think your wooden bowl makes a better-looking boat than the PB one.

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

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    1. I was at Walmart last night and they still have those wooden bowls to make a boat:)

      Thank you, Richella, it was a lot of fun to make.

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    1. The kids all enjoyed it on their table last year - thanks!

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  4. I have the same wooden "bowl". I might have to turn it into the Mayflower

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    1. It was really fun to do. Thank you for writing, Erin:)

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  5. Sooo fun! I like yours even better. I think it's the sails and how yours look like they've got wind in them.

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  6. Kathy,

    This is such a fun idea for a Thanksgiving table! I think yours is so much cuter than the Pottery Barn one :)

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
    karianne

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    1. Thanks, Karianne! I read your blog all the time!

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  7. I saw this featured on Knock Off Decor! So cool! I've enjoyed reading your blog, Kathy. Thanks for sharing your heart.

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  8. Thank you, Rochelle! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. What a cute idea! That turned out great.

    I hope y'all made some wonderful memories on your trip.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! We had a wonderful time:)

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