Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Antler Wreath

I hope this post finds all of you well especially those on the east coast.  We just have a little wind leftover from the storm which is nothing in comparison.  
Time for a Pottery Barn knock off!  I fell in love with one of their faux antler wreaths.  I actually saw it on Pinterest and knew it must be mine.  But at $100 that was not going to happen.  Time to make my own!  

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn
 
Ready for a side by side comparison?  And yes I even made my own faux antlers and I am going to give y’all a tutorial for those as well.  Here is the Pottery Barn version and my version…
 
faux antler wreath from the pottery barn
 

Pretty good I think!  So what will you need?
For the wreath:

For the antlers:
  • clay (I used air dry)
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Water
  • Paint in various colors
Let’s get started on the antlers first.  I saw some faux antlers on Pinterest some time ago and wanted to give them a try.  I just did not have a place for them until I saw the Pottery Barn wreath.  The antlers that inspired me where these from Craftberry Bush.  I ended up doing a lot of research on making antlers from clay and I loosely followed the tutorial on Craftberry Bush.  I ended up using metal coat hangers instead of sticks.     

 

 

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I cut the coat hangers and shaped them into three different “antler like” shapes.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then covered my shapes with aluminum foil making sure the tips are pointed and the end is not.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then covered the shapes in air dry clay until I was happy with the results.  Again making the tips pointed and the end not.  I took an old paint brush and stippled the ends and a few places along each antler.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

When all three were done I left them to completely dry for over 24 hours.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I really thought I might have a craft fail after this.  They cracked y’all.  I was upset but forged on.  I took a little water on my hands and smoothed each antler out.  The one on the left below has been smoothed and the one on the right has not been.  It worked!  I had to do this twice for each antler letting it dry in between.  I did have a few small cracks after that but the paint worked to fill those in.  Also notice that my wire came out of the bottom of one.  You can just snip that off with some side cutters.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Now for paint!  I am not an artist y’all.  I just pulled up the Pottery Barn picture on my computer, broke out a few shades of white and brown, and experimented.  Don’t be afraid.  Just break out your brush and get started!  The worst that can happen is that you paint over it and start over.  I played around until I was happy with the results.  Are they perfect?  Nope.  But they are pretty!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Now for the wreath.  I made mine inside of a box cause this gets messy!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Cover the form loosely with spanish moss and LOTS of hot glue.  You can see that not all areas got covered but that is okay.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then took a few plain pine cones from the yard and used hot glue to adhere them to the form randomly.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I then took my white tipped pine cones and filled in around the wreath until I was happy with the result.  Again adhering with hot glue.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

Then take your painted and dry antlers and just tie them onto the wreath with twine.

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

This one is ready to hang on your door to invite in all of your fall guests!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

This one would also be awesome with a red bow for Christmas.  Seriously this may be my favorite wreath ever!

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

A word of caution — your antlers are NOT made to get wet.  I have mine on a door that is protected by a glass storm door.  Please do not hang outside or your antlers may melt away.

 
faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

I hope y’all have enjoyed this wreath as much as I have and will make your own!  This one would be good for fall, Christmas, winter, really any season!

 

faux antler wreath from the pottery barn

 

Comments

  1. says

    Thank you! I had actually ordered this wreath, and pottery barn just informed me today that they are permanently out of stock. This sounds like more fun anyways, I think I will try it!

  2. says

    Thank you! I had actually ordered this wreath, and pottery barn just informed me today that they are permanently out of stock. This sounds like more fun anyways, I think I will try it!

  3. Jane says

    This wreath is fabulous! It looks so much better than the Pottery Barn wreath! You are so creative. I love how you kept the mess down by using a box! Your antlers are the best! You should be very proud of this wreath! Now it’s my turn to give it a try. !

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