Do you love a DIY knockoff? It’s been a while since I created a Pottery Barn knockoff. So when I saw Gus the Ghost in the latest Pottery Barn catalog I knew this was a fun DIY pillow to make. Check out how I made this cute Pottery Barn knockoff in a matter of minutes. I included a video below too.
THE CUTEST DIY GHOST PILLOW
What makes a great DIY knockoff is saving money while not losing brain cells trying to knock it off.
This pillow was crazy expensive for what took minutes and less than $20 to recreate (and reuse for other purposes).
This list of supplies for this diy ghost pillow is short
- Round or square pillow form
- clamp, chip clip etc
- white blanket (like this one)
- felt or black vinyl for eyes
- Clamp the top left and the top right corners of the pillow to create a dome shape.
- Secure with a clap, chip clip, etc.
3. Drape blanket over pillow form, adjust.
4. Add black felt or vinyl for the eyes
5. Adjust eyes.
The hardest part of this DIY Pottery Barn knockoff was positioning the ghost’s eyes and draping the blanket.
When I reviewed the pillow photos I noticed the ghost’s eyes were a little creepy. Because I used sticky-back black vinyl it was easy to reposition his eyes.
My plan was to drape my pom-pom blanket over the chair to create a floating ghost.
But the pom poms on the blanket looked more like tentacles than a shapeless friendly ghost.
I tucked the excess blanket behind the pillow.
This blanket is a better choice to make this pillow and reuse the blanket later.
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I adjusted so it looked like a friendly ghost just chilling in our family room.
The irony is not lost on me that my knockoff ghost pillow sat on our Pottery Barn swivel chairs (which we love).
I love this little ghost. It took minutes to create and he pops against the navy chairs.