My Pottery Barn Knock Off

Map Pillar Candle, 3 x 3"

When I saw these candles at Pottery Barn, my mind started spinning.

I have a ton of candles left over from my daughter’s wedding….so I pulled out a candle…my atlas…and my Modge Podge.

It was easy…the hardest part was trying to find a map in the atlas that my husband might not notice missing…heheee.

I wouldn’t want to burn the candle for a long time, but I thing it could set a mood for a farewell party…

Have you ever created a Pottery Barn knock-off? If so, what was it?


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36 Responses to My Pottery Barn Knock Off

  1. love your knock off! I recently acquired a road atlas at a garage sale for map projects- love this idea- I’m pinning it!

  2. i love maps, this is a great knockoff! perfect with those binoculars.

  3. Love your candles. They look fabulous. I just need to find some old maps or a great book. Hugs, marty

  4. I love it Dianne! That is just a fantastic knock-off and you did a great job! 🙂

  5. Love a good knock off!! And yep I try to make em all the time!

  6. Patsy

    Nice! My daughter loves anything vintage. She would love these made with an “old world” looking map. Thanks for the idea!

  7. A Few Pennies

    Love that idea! I’m keeping an eye out for some old travel maps too while thrifting–great job.

  8. GREAT JOB!! I absolutely love it!!

  9. here from my romantic home link up…a little tardy but better late than never…QUITE CRAFTY….these look FANTASTIC! Way to go. ~ Trish

  10. What a great knock off! I’ve featured this post on Copy Cat Crafts today, you can view it here

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  11. Christine Tartt

    This is such a cute idea!! I acquired some maps of Michigan for a craft project that I’m doing from the Michigan DOT. They will send up to 6 free maps to your home. I’m not sure if other states do that, but it’s worth a try. Free is good!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Your knock off turned out great and you’re right, it would ideal for a farewell gift.

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  15. You’re my DIY rockstar of the day! I’m digging out some atlas pages and candles as soon as I send this off to you! I am going to scan the atlas pages and fade them, then print and apply to candles. I’ll add the faded scans on my blog later today. I’m now following your blog. Love it. – Terry-Anne

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  17. Sue

    If you’re worried about messing up the look of the candle by burning it, just burn it enough to fit a tea-light inside. Then just use the tea-light and the candle will always look great.

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  21. Oli Rusu

    You can also always print maps with your fav locations. Don’t need to use the real ones 😉

  22. Carina Kelly

    I have done this with photos of family- as long as you use photopaper (a must for safety!) and modge podge /decoupage. First a lyer on the candle, stick the printed photo or map onto it and then another 3 layers of modge podge/decoupage, allow to dry inbetween. This enables the candle to burn all the way down, looks great!

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  26. Wow. Candle looks great. Are not you afraid that the map will burn?

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