One of my favourite stores to attempt knock-offs from is Grandin Road.
They have beautiful stuff, but most of it looks make-able, and their prices are through-the-roof – so it’s fun to try.
Case in point – their new fall pumpkin display:
|image courtesy of Grandin Road|
Really cute right?
But $144 cute? (and that’s without the stands)
Not in my budget.
But these were:
$2.50 each from Dollarama.
I know they’re not the same quality as the ones above, but I’m willing to forego quality for the one month that they’ll be on display.
I printed out some polka dots on adhesive vinyl – but you could easily stripe using just painters or masking tape.
Put them on the pumpkins and made sure the edges were pressed down tight.
Top with a couple of coats of whatever spray paint you have on hand. I had black, so that was a bonus.
They look better already!
I left them in the garage to dry overnight. In the morning I removed the vinyl pieces.
Not too shabby eh?
I’m pretty pleased with these, and even if you had to buy spray paint – the grand total would only be $14.50… still CONSIDERABLY less than Grandin Road.
Just an FYI, I checked out pumpkins at Walmart as well, just to see if they had better pricing – and they didn’t. Dollarama was the cheapest. Just wanted to save you a trip.
Some options in case you don’t want to try your own: