Where inspiration comes from…

I know we’ve all seen
retail store DIY knock offs
I am a huge fan of Anthropologie, J crew and Pottery barn knock offs

I mean if you make it and save $$ why not right. 

I have a few “knock offs” I would like to share with you today
These are more of the handmade-crafty-bloggy-world knock offs…

One of my favorite shops of all time is The Pleated Poppy.

I think her Bloom bags are the cutest things ever.

I have wanted one of these purses for a while
but we are saving our pennies right now
so I thought I would attempt to make my own.

Enter thrift store-like new purse

The inside of this purse looks like it has never been touched.

I removed the buckle from the front because it was only for looks.

then added my own embellishments with scraps I had laying around.

Ta do
my own version of the Bloom Bag

Next on my Knock off list is a Chicken wire frame.

I first saw this on The Mrs. Blog, Tricia from I Heart Rock n Roll (and my crafty things too)
did a fun tutorial on these. Her inspiration was from Heather at Just.Lovely.Things.
Here is Heathers version:

Tricia’s version: 
I loved how she displayed her rings on it! 
I thought this would be perfect for my Booth at the Girls night
Here is my version:
I wanted my frame to stand up
so I added fabric over the backing.
I am going to paint the frame white so it matches my other pieces
I am so thankful to all the women who share their awesome ideas and tips with us.
Do you have any great handmade “knock offs” you have tried recently? 
if you do add a link below so we can all check it out. 

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Sinner turned saint. Lover of Jesus. DIY crafter. Mom of 3. Blogger. Friend. married to her high school sweetheart. I blogs to share about the things I love. My hope is that my love for crafting, Jesus, family, and food will inspire you to try something new. If you enjoy what you read, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog!


  1. These are adorable. I have an old hot pink purse that I’ve been toying with but it never feels right. Yours is really cute!
    I linked up my Pleated Poppy knock off!

  2. Very nice! I love those little flowers you made for the purse. I’ve been trying to make one’s like that, but they never seem to come out right.

  3. aww make me one! lol I’ve been wanting to do one but I haven’t come across any farms I like enough! lol

  4. AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    I love the purse and the ring holder!!! AWESOME job love!!!

    XOXOXO Andrea

  5. I’m going to make one of those chicken wire frames. Lovely!

  6. Thanks for the feature 🙂 Glad you were inspired!!! Love your version!

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