Sunday, August 23, 2009

Knock-off Designer Accessories

Don't you love the saying "Anything you can do, I can do better"? I think this applies to every over priced item that I love. I think of cheap inexpensive ways that I can replicate the item. After all, cheap is always better, right? I think so.

So, I saw these bathroom accessories by Ballard Designs (located here) that I absolutely looove and had to have!
And then I thought, that has got to be sooooooo easy to make, I mean for real, fabric and some ribbon? And their asking $79 for the waste basket alone!? HuH! So, I got busy with my craft tools and made this:

out of this:
Mainly I just used the hot glue gun, paper (too impatient to use fabric) and some ribbon. I had all the supplies and container already, so it cost me null, nil, nought....$0! It may not be exactly better, but it saved me $79 and I love it just as much, maybe even more!
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What kind of things have you knocked-off? Let Cheri know at Its So Very Cheri. She's having a Knock Off Knock Out Party!
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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. You are a gal after my own heart. I love the font you chose as well.

    Cheri

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  2. Hi Alicia!

    Neat job! Love the initials and the font! so great when you find a font to love...

    love, kelee

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  3. Ahhhhh...I knew I was holding on to that ginormous hot cocoa tin for a reason! I am soooo doing this.

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  4. I love this! Especially that you made it out of a hot chocolate can. I like yours better than the original.

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  5. I love it too. I always think I can do it better and cheaper. Scrap book paper, paint and glue....a girls best friends.

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  6. boy, I love to use garbage to make something cute! This is just perfect :)

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  7. Now you can tell everyone you were featured as a favorite on the Knock Off Knock Out party.
    My FAVS

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  8. Hey it's me again--I wanted to let you know I made a button yesterday that is on my right hand side panel for everyone who has been featured on my blog. I also added a great video clip at the top of the blog of a few of our projects.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  9. I love this! Would you mind if I featured this project on my blog? (with credit to you, of course!)

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