Ballard Knock Off Oars

 I made these Ballard knock off oars to go in my nautical themed bathroom some time ago.  They are so easy to make I thought I would share the complete step by step instructions with y’all.  Follow along below to see how to make all four oars….y’all they are so much easier to make than you think they are!

Ballard Knock Off Oars -- recreate the catalog look for your home in a few simple steps.

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5 Minute Painted Easter Eggs

 These 5 minute painted Easter eggs are the perfect quick craft for spring.  Grab a few supplies and make up a dozen or so of these to add to your home decor for Easter.  These are really so quick and easy that you will wonder why you never thought of it before!  This one was originally posted over at Darice but I am publishing here just in case y’all missed it.  

 

Paint these gorgeous Easter eggs in just 5 minutes with this technique -- I must do some of these this spring!
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Glass Buoy Vase Filler Knock Off

 I love glass buoys.  I have wanted some for forever.  So when I saw a glass buoy vase filler in the Pottery Barn catalog I knew it was destiny.  That is until I saw the price.  Surely there is a way to knock this off for less?  Oh yes.  There is.  This tutorial was originally posted over at Crafts Unleashed as part of my design team status.  I am compensated for my participation however all projects and opinions are my own.

Glass Buoy Vase Filler Knock Off -- learn how to make your own version of the popular Pottery Barn item in just a few minutes.
  

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Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off

I am back with another quick and easy Halloween craft with my bone hand vase that is actually a Pottery Barn knock off.  Can a Pottery Barn knock off be quick and easy?  I think so!  This is part of the Craft Lightning series this week.  All week long I am posting crafts in the morning that take 15 minutes or less to complete (excluding dry time).  Every afternoon I am posting Halloween quick craft features from around the web.  If you want a chance to be featured, be sure to link up your own easy crafts to our Craft Lightning linky party.  And if you have missed any of the fun this week head on over and check out the features from day 1day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.  Now let me show you how quick and easy this fun vase is to make.  

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

I was inspired by this original Pottery Barn vase but $99 was not happening y’all.  So I grabbed a $1.99 container from Goodwill, a $1 skeleton from The Dollar Tree, and some Americana gloss enamels for glass in white.  

 

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

I painted my container with the white paint.  It actually took 3 coats to get really good coverage.  I allowed the vase to dry well in between coats.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

After the container had dried, I cut the hand off of my skeleton with a pair or scissors and used hot glue to put it on the front of my vase.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

Yes that is it.  A $1 skeleton hand on a painted Goodwill vase.  Looks pretty darn good right?  I put it with a few other Halloween crafts that I have made over the years.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

The Macbeth Halloween decor pictured is one of my favorite Halloween crafts of all time.  You too can make those jars, the witch’s spell, and the cauldron.  Just head over to see how.  

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

For now I will be admiring my cute (and affordable) bone hand vase.  Grab a skeleton at your local dollar store to make your own Pottery Barn knock off this Halloween.  You will love the results.

Bone Hand Vase Pottery Barn Knock Off -- come see how to make your own bone hand vase quickly and easily with this Halloween craft tutorial.

Stay tuned for even more Halloween quick craft fun all week as Craft Lightning continues.  You don’t want to miss it!
For another version of this Pottery Barn bone hand vase be sure to visit my friend Viv!  
I am a compensated core blogger for Decoart and this post is part of that program.  All opinions and projects are my own however.  
 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles

I originally posted these Pottery Barn knock off candle holders and candles over at Crafts Unleashed almost a year ago.  These candle holders are still one of my favorite decorating objects so I wanted to post them here in case y’all ever want to know how to make your own versions.  I love creating catalog look a like items.  Plus getting the Pottery Barn look on a shoe string budget just makes me happy, happy, happy (yea I just said that!!). 

 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

The original versions of the beaded candles are actually not available through PB anymore.  So I guess if you want your own you will just have to make them.  Supplies needed to create your own Pottery Barn Knock Off Candles:

 

 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

The candles are actually a little domed at the top so I just lit them for a while to get the center to be sunk in.  I then painted on two coats of white paint leaving areas unpainted as shown below.  NOTE:  The picture below is after only one coat of paint.  This does not have to be perfect.  Leave random areas unpainted.  Don’t fret over making it perfect.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

I then gathered my Mod Podge and beads.  You will see two packages of beads pictured.  I actually only used a tiny fraction of one package for two candles.  Those packages will go a long, long way.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

I poured the beads into a paper plate.  Coated about 1/2 of my candle with Mod Podge then rolled the candle in the beads.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

Just repeat until your candles are completely covered in beads.  Set them aside to dry.  I just want to show y’all the plate below.  It is the remainder of one package of beads after my candles were complete.  Seriously there are plenty of beads in one package to cover several candles.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

These are my candles drying.  I would recommend putting them on a paper plate and touching them all over when they are dry.  You will have a few stray beads fall off.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

And here is my faux beaded birch bark candle all ready for display!  I love the glitter of the beads on the outside of the candle.  These would be perfect in any home and any time of the year.  I think these would look lovely in a fall themed display.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

The originals for the turned pillar candles can be found on the PB website.  To make my version you will need:

I gathered up my wood supplies from Consumer Crafts (complete list above).  I just played with fitting the pieces together dry until I had the look I wanted.  You will note that I have two 6 3/4″ candlesticks below but I only used one of them.  Really it is trial and error that made the final product.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

I just glued the pieces together using E-6000 and allowed them to dry.  I spray painted mine black using Krylon Dual in black (it is paint and primer in one).  Both the E-6000 and the Krylon will go a long way and make many candle holders.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

My candle holders have held up over the past year even though you see them all the time in use here around the blog.  Plus my kids even knocked them over a time or two.  So grab your supplies and make your own Pottery Barn knock off candle holders and candles today.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Candle Holders and Candles -- a super simple way to make your own extra tall candle holders from cheap craft store wooden items.

 

Still Life Monogram Anthro Knock Off

Want to make a knock off of the Anthro Still Life Monogram for a fraction of the price?  I have the tutorial for you.  Grab some paper mache letters at the craft store along with your favorite scrapbook paper and you are well on your way to creating these great knock offs of the Anthropologie originals.  

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

The Anthropologie originals have various still life scenes on them and are about 18″ high.  My version is only 12 inches high but you can control the scene that is on the front and personalize them to your taste.  The originals have a price tag of $48 while I made mine for around $10 each.  Definitely worth the savings.

 

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

To make my version of the still life DIY monogram you will need:
First paint your sides in the craft paint color of your choice.  Use enough coats to completely cover your paper mache.  The Glamour Dust really should have had a base coat painted under it.  Instead I painted way too many coats to get good coverage.  Learn from my mistake.  

 

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

Turn your letter upside down on the BACK of your paper.  (Please place a non-cut mat or old magazines under your paper to protect your work surface.)  Use your craft knife to carefully cut all the way around your letter.

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

Decoupage the paper right on top of the letter.  Believe it or not that is all.  You have a still life monogram knock off in just a few minutes.

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

These are wonderful to display anywhere in your home.  I do love the peacock version that my daughter chose.  The “H” is all mine however.

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

Get that Anthro look for just a fraction of the price.  Plus the options to personalize these great letters are endless.  Take your kids to the craft store and let them pick their favorite paper in the scrapbook section to get your own project started.  They will love the results and you will love the price tag.  Make your still life monogram this weekend!

Still Life Monogram -- a copycat of the Anthropologie original but for a fraction of the price.  If you love that Anthro look in your home you will want to check out this great DIY tutorial on how to make you own still life monograms.

 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister

I am here today with a fabulous Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister that you are going to love.  I am lucky enough to have DecoArt sponsoring occasional posts using their product.  Grab your paints, a thrift store canister, and lets get painting.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!

 

First lets compare my version of the canister to the Pottery Barn original.  Not bad for an $87 savings huh?   

 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!
 
 
This journey started with an obsession with the PB original.  I loved it but could not afford to pay almost $90 to store my dog treats.  (What?  Can you?)  So I stalked my thrift stores, garage sales, anywhere I might find a canister on the cheap.  After weeks of searching, my eyes landed on the beauty below at a thrift store for $2.  Oh yes…sold.
 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!

Boy it doesn’t look like much there does it?  It was right out of the 1970s and was in need of a new home.  I first painted the entire thing with an off white paint from DecoArt.  The lid received a coat of the same color paint just a very light coat.  Then it was time to paint that decorative detail on the front.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!

I printed out an extra large copy of the PB version and grabbed my graphite paper.  I traced the PB image right onto the front of my canister using the graphite paper.  No it is not perfect but the lines are close enough for me to paint in a facsimile of the original. 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!

I play around with blues and blacks until I landed on a paint color I loved.  I then started filling in the lines I made on my canister with paint.  I kept my picture of the original version close at hand and tried to mimic the brush strokes.  The writing at the very bottom was hardest of all.  I actually traced the letters with a blue fine line marker before painting them. 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!
 
The letters and the painting are perfectly imperfect which I think is what makes it look even more authentic.  Remember this is a knock off of a piece that is supposed to look vintage.  Don’t get fussy with your knock off just free hand your painting and have fun with it.  It should look hand painted and vintage just like the original you are trying to mimic. 
 
Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!

I am using my Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister to store the dog’s treats.  Stay tuned tomorrow as I show you where this one ended up and the changes I have made in my kitchen organization. 

Pottery Barn Knock Off Canister -- paint your own version of a Pottery Barn original in minutes and all for $2 -- this is one thiftstore makeover that you don't want to miss!

I am a member of the DecoArt core blogger program and I have been compensated for my participation.  However the project and opinions are all my own.

 

Beach Sign Knock Off and a Summer Decor Linky Party

Get ready for some Summer Inspiration with my beach sign knock off as well as a fun summer decor link party below.  You can join in today and link up your summer decor projects at the bottom of this post.  For now, lets grab a paint brush and get started on some summer decor of our own.  I am knocking off a Ballard Designs original today and can’t wait to share my secrets with you.  Don’t be intimidated!  I am going to show you some super simple methods for making this sign that anyone can replicate.  I posted originally about this beach sign on Crafts Unleashed but wanted to put it here in case y’all missed it.  
 
Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
 

First, lets look at my inspiration piece.  It is from Ballard Designs and the website actually says the sign is stretched canvas over wood.  So yes, my version is painted on canvas just like the original.  The original version is 15″ x 30″ and is priced at $179.  I know I can beat that price!
 

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
Supplies needed to make your own Beach Sign Knock Off:
TOTAL = $22.12 (and this is plenty of supplies to make two signs if you wish)!

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
Now lets dive right into our canvas and start painting.  You can actually mix the blue with a little black to make the color darker.  I actually made a custom blue by doing just that.  Start at the top of your canvas and begin painting a solid blue.  Don’t forget the canvas edges as well.  While your paint is STILL WET, apply a little black with a very dry brush and spread across the top.  That will make a few dark areas.  Keep your inspiration picture handy and try to mimic where the dark areas are on the original.  It is important to do this while the blue paint is wet.
 

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
Do the same thing with a dry brush and some white paint.  Again, I picked a few areas that were light on the original sign and brushed on white paint while my blue was still wet.
Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

While you are waiting for your completed canvas to dry, pick a font on your computer that mimics the original inspiration.  Print your BEACH letters as large as you can while still fitting on the canvas.  I used whole sheets of paper and taped them together to fit.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Once you are happy with your letters and their placement, put your graphite paper under your copy paper.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Trace around each letter and the graphite will transfer your letters to the canvas.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
Now you can just color in the lines with white paint.  There are a few tips and tricks to remember here.  These letters do not have to be perfect.  Our original inspiration is a very rustic sign so do not worry about getting your lines completely straight.  Use a dry brush with very little paint.  Again, it is OKAY if a little of the blue is showing through your letters.  We are making a rustic sign.
Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
Now we need an arrow.  I actually took some copy paper and made an arrow template that I felt was the right size for this canvas.  I used it as a guide and painted inside of it following the same tips and tricks as given above for the letters.
Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

I then free handed a line all the way around the outside edge of my canvas in white.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Then I painted freehand four of these rough circle shapes.  I loved how the original appeared to have rusty holes where it had been hanging somewhere for years.  Since I had room, I put four of these holes on mine instead of just two.  Allow your entire canvas to dry before continuing to the next step.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Now it is time for our secret ingredient…cinnamon.  No, I am not crazy.  Cinnamon makes a really lovely rust on any surface.  Plus, it is so super simple to use, so lets give it a try.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Spray small areas of your sign with the sealer and while it is still wet, sprinkle with cinnamon.  You can play with different techniques on different areas.  For instance, on my “bolt holes” I sprinkled the cinnamon on the wet sealer then took my finger and traced the circle.  So the “rust” also comes out looking circular!

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Try a light dusting of cinnamon in some areas.  It gives the appearance that the “rust” is just starting to peek through the paint.  Other areas of the sign I really dumped on the cinnamon to give large “rusty” areas.  You can also experiment with the spray, sprinkle, spray technique.  Spray on your sealer, sprinkle on cinnamon, then immediately spray again.  This gives a whole other look to your “rust” techniques.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!

Keep layering on sealer and cinnamon rust until you are happy with your finished sign.  You can control just how rustic this sign gets.  You can go over the same area multiple times if you are not happy with your results the first time.  When you are finished, give your completed sign a few really good coats of the spray sealer right on the top.  Allow the entire thing to dry and you are ready to display your rustic sign creation.  I would say this looks pretty good especially for 12% of the original price.  Order some canvases today and stock up on cinnamon.  You will want to use this technique over and over again once you get the hang of it.

Ballard Designs Knock Off Beach Sign -- a great technique for getting a rusty appearance on a painted sign easily.  You probably already have the secret ingredient in your kitchen!
 
Now are you ready to link up your summer decor projects?  Today I am joining the following ladies to find the best summer decor around:
 
 

 
 
Party Rules:
1. Please link up any project, old or new, that relates to the party theme: Summer Decor. Any links not related to the theme will be deleted.
2. Please include the party button or text link on your post OR share the party via Facebook or Twitter to help spread the word!
 
 

Summer Inspiration at The Country Chic Cottage

Now grab a button above then link up your fabulous summer decor projects!  Guess who will be pinning from this party this weekend?  Yep this girl!!  Get in your fabulous ideas now!
 

Painted Garden Stool Ballard Knock Off – Craft Lightning Day 1

All this week I am joining with Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts for some Craft Lightning.  Each project this week will take you 15 minutes or less to complete (minus dry time).  Be sure to head over and join in the 15 minute or less craft linky party for a chance to be featured this week.  
I love how this painted garden stool turned out and I love that it is just like the Ballard Designs original.  How much?  I got this stool for $10 at a yard sale!  My friend Myra at My Blessed Life made over a stool like this many months ago.  Y’all I have been stalking the thrift stores ever since.  This just goes to show you that perseverance really will pay off!    

 
Spray paint a garden stool for a Ballard knock off -- perfect for your summer decor!

Ready to see what it looked like before I painted it?  Oh yea that floral beauty below.  This really goes to show you that you should always look at the shape of things while you are thrifting and ignore the color/pattern.

 

Spray paint a garden stool for a Ballard knock off -- perfect for your summer decor!
 
I gave this stool a few coats of Krylon Dual (paint and primer in one).  Spray a few light coats on your items instead of heavy coats that tend to drip.  Luckily our 15 minute craft week does not include dry time.  But in less than 15 minutes of hands on time and for under $20, I had a stool that looks like it stepped right out of the Ballard catalog.  You have to love that.  This one is currently outside on the deck as a place to rest my drink while I am relaxing.  It is perfect!
Spray paint a garden stool for a Ballard knock off -- perfect for your summer decor!

This is just day 1 of Craft Lightning week so y’all be sure to hang around.  Every morning I will post a quick craft that takes 15 minutes or less to complete.  Then you can head over to 30 Minute Crafts to see the quick craft that Carolina posted.  Then each afternoon I will post a round up of quick crafts from some blog friends that are joining in the fun this week.  I will also feature one quick craft each afternoon from the linky party so be sure to link up YOUR quick craft.  I hope y’all will stick around all week for the fun — Craft Lightning is one of my favorite series!  
 

Quick and Easy Woven Mirror Knock Off in 15 Minutes or Less

I am continuing quick crafts week with a great woven mirror that you might have seen in your favorite home decor catalog.  Yep it is knock off time!  This week is Craft Lightning so this is a super fast knock off as well.  What is Craft Lightning?  Occasionally I team up with Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts and we bring you an entire week of crafts that can be completed in 15 minutes or less.  If you have missed any of the fun this week be sure to check out the features from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.  Also stay tuned as we have one more feature post going up this afternoon and I am going to have a special wrap up for y’all tomorrow.  Now lets learn how to make a woven mirror.  I love taking thrift store cast offs and turning them into something that looked like it stepped outside of the home decor department.  My latest mirror from a plate charger is one example of this.  Read on to learn how I made this beauty for only $1.  

 

 
Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage
 

First of all my inspiration.  I have seen tons of rope and woven mirrors around and have been in love.  I put together a little inspirational collage for y’all below.  I love each of these mirrors but some of the price tags are…let’s just say…out of my range.  So I went on a thrift store hunt.  
 

 

Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage

Sources:  Zinc Door, Bixby and Ball, Kirklands, Pottery Barn
I found a woven plate charger at Goodwill for $1 and knew I could make it awesome.  I actually had a small mirror at home left over from another project.  These types of mirrors are only about $1 if you don’t have one at home.  Look at your local craft or dollar store to find one of your own.   

Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage
 
My favorite adhesive for these types of jobs is E-6000 .  I have not met anything this glue will not work on.  
 

 

Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage
 
I applied the E-6000 according to the package directions and weighted down the mirror to dry.  I left my project to cure for a full 24 hours before touching it.  
 

 

Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage

Now here is a bit of an unconventional tip for you.  I have been using this method to hang plates on my walls for years and knew the same method would work for this mirror.  Just take a small piece of ribbon…

Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage

Then use your hot glue to adhere a loop to the back of your finished woven mirror.  It is simple, easy, inexpensive, and most importantly it works great.

Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage
 
All that was left was to hang it on the wall.  
Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage
 
So simple yet amazingly gorgeous.  I love getting that big store look on a tiny budget.  
Woven Mirror Knock Off from a $1 Plate Charger at The Country Chic Cottage
 
Stay tuned as we wrap up Craft Lightning week today and tomorrow.  I hope y’all enjoyed this quick and easy woven mirror knock off and will make your own in 15 minutes or less.