8.05.2011

Ballard Designs knock off – Moulin cube

Have you seen the new Ballard Designs items for fall?  Lot’s of great stuff. They are so many great items to knock off, and this one seemed like an easy one.

Well, I’m no sewer :)  I struggled with it, but in the end it turned out pretty good. It’s not an exact duplicate, but good enough for me.

Sac de Moulin Ballard knock off at JunkinJunky.Blogspot.com

I started with a $20 storage cube, some burlap, drop cloth, fabric pen and some straps from a grocery bag.

Sac de Moulin Ballard knock off at JunkinJunky.Blogspot.com

I created the lettering using SCAL and cut a stencil out of acetate (just in case I want to make another).

Ballard Designs version

UO058_main
Which sells for $269.00

My version, which cost me $20

Sac de Moulin Ballard knock off at JunkinJunky.Blogspot.com

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29 comments:

  1. Get outta town!!! You are just too modest. You rocked this one for sure!

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  2. Oh wow, soon someone will be offering you a job at Ballard!

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  3. I love it. It turned out fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Mel, you are scaring me!! I just purchased the fabric to try to make my own knock off of this very same cube!!!! I'm struggling with curving the Sac de moulin though.

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  5. Yours turned out beautifully!!!!!

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  6. wow!! I am so impressed - great job and great savings!

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  7. That's pretty stinkin' close. I had to do a double take to notice any difference.

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  8. Kudos! :)

    And, Bettina Lynn, I suggest using a publishing program, printing it off (very lightly or in outline, to save ink) and, once you get it the way you want it, trace it onto your stencil or tranfer. :)

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  9. Girl, you always floor me! This is amazing!!! I love Ballard but I love yours even more.

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  10. That cube turned out really great. I've seen those around and they are so expensive.

    I have a blog party called the BUNNY HOP and you are invited :) Please come check it out.

    http://bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com/2011/08/bunny-hop-party-begins.html

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

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  11. Guess you better just visit my main blog as that link is not working :(

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  12. You are really getting scarily brilliant! This one is toooooo awesome!

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  13. Yay for you...love it! Fun to find you...I'm a bit of a "Junkin Junky" too. Think I'll follow along :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  14. Wow, looks great! And the price is right!!

    fun.kyti.me

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  15. You would never know this was a knock off. Great job.

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  16. That's awesome! Looks great!

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  17. You did a fabulous job! Love love love it.

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  18. You did a wonderful copy. I love it!

    Dee

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  19. Love it! I have a pair of plain ottomans that I have been wanting to spruce up and this might just be the perfect way to do it... thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. LOVE a great knock-off - and yours is DEFINITELY one!! Great job!! xo

    :D Lynda

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  21. Thanks so much for linking up! I just posted a link to your cube on my FB page. I love it!

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  22. Jesh! I like yours better ;) You amaze me with your projects and Cricut skills! Just amazing! Pat yourself on the back for that one!

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  23. AWESOME! Showing off this too! ;)
    You're on a roll! LOVE your creativity!

    Have a great weekend, Mel!

    Roeshel

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  24. Way to go! You did such a great job on this! I am so impressed! :)

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  25. Wonderful! It turned out beautifully, job well done! (Found your feature through the CSI Project)

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  26. Yeah, I'm in love with this one! I only wish it were a tutorial, so I could copy you!

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  27. Great job. Again I'm new to this but what is SCAL and what is the acetate ? Is it sticky...and then you can peel and stick it on something else? So sorry to ask so many questions.

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