Pottery Barn Organizer Knock-Off

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer



This is my debut Pottery Barn knock off project.  The inspiration for the project actually came from Starbucks Via instant coffee cartons.  What?? Yeah.  They look like this…

Starbucks Via Iced CoffeeMight I just say that I am 100% addicted to these drinks, but anyway – I was looking at the empty carton and thought surely I could make something cute out of the little shape.  I was initially thinking I would make a faux metal wall pocket and stick some adorable paper flowers in there.  I began searching images for wall pockets when I came across this Pottery Barn piece for $149.

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer

I knew I could make this with supplies I had on hand, and I would still get to use my empty Starbucks Via box.  Check out the step by step and make your own Pottery Barn knock-off wall organizer.  I spent a total of $1.26 on dowel rods, and probably about $10 if you include the garage sale picture frame and bulletin board I used.  The project took undert 2 hours from conception to completion.


  • Old bulletin board
  • Picture frame (mine is 18×24 inch
  • Burlap cut to fit frame and enough to make pouch
  • Super 77 or other mounting adhesive
  • Empty carton (Starbucks Via box works well
  • Dowel rods
  • Drill
  • Chrome or other metallic spray paint
  • Stencils (I  cut mine with Cricut)
  • Black Paint marker or permanent marker like Sharpie
  • Rubber stamp with handwriting (optional)


  • Cut bulletin board to fit frame.  I outlined the glass that was in the frame to use as a guide to cut the bulletin board to fit.  I cut on the inside of the outline, taking into consideration the thickness of the burlap that I would be folding over the edges of the bulletin board later.

Pottery Barn Wall Decor

Pottery Barn Knock-off

  • Cut burlap to fit with 1/2 inch overlap on all sides.

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  • Spray Super 77 onto cork side of bulletin board, covering it completely,  and immediately place the burlap on top, smoothing it down with your hand.

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer

  •  Now place your stencils on the burlap and stencil away.  I used vinyl stencils I cut with Cricut, which I love because the vinyl stays in place, even on burlap.  I used a paint marker to fill in the stencil openings.   I also used a rubber stamp and black ink pad to add old handwriting for the vintage postcard feel.

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer


  • Drill small holed in frame for dowel rods to sit in as shown.


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  • Cut your dowel rods to fit using a utility knife.  Shave the ends to taper them like a pencil if need be to fit into the holes you drilled.  Spray paint them your desired color.  I used a chrome effect spray paint that I had on hand.
  • Pottery Barn Bulletin BoardTo make the pouch, spray your empty carton with Super 77 and adhere burlap you have cut to fit.  For the loop to attach the pouch to the dowel rod, fold over a rectangle scrap of burlap and spray the touching edges, then spray and adhere it to the back of the pouch.  That is it!!

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer

Burlap stenciling

Pottery Barn Burlap Decor

Pottery Barn Wall Organizer

Grab some antique images, flowers, clothespins and dress up your new organizer.  What do you think?


  1. This looks great! Nice work!

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  2. great !

  3. I love seeing pottery barn knockoffs!! you did a fabulous job!! i think i like yours better!! :)

  4. Every element is fabulously choreographed into one stellar piece — the burlap, the vintage postcard graphics, the upcycling of the Starbucks container. Frugal and Chic — love it!

  5. This looks very nice. I might try to make this one. :)

    Stumbled this. :)

  6. Great knock off – it looks very professional!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you’ll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. That is awesome. I really love this and may just have to try it.

  8. I love it! I made one myself but I like yours better! I love the dowels and the pocket!

  9. It looks wonderful! I have an old message board which need some TLC, thanks for the great inspiration!

  10. Cute organiser!

  11. I like yours so much better! Is burlap sold at regular fabric stores? Or is it still used at farm stores?

  12. Love it and the price! I saw this in the Pottery Barn catalog and knew it could be recreated for so much less. Great job!

    You should submit this to knockoffdecor.com!

  13. That looks fantastic! Really great job!


    I love it!

  15. I think yours is a thousand times cuter than the original. Great job!

  16. Yeah for your feature!!!

  17. I love this! What a GREAT job! I’m definitely going to try this one out! Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Super Cute – I might have to try this :)

  19. I have really been wanting one of these! Thank you for explaining how you made yours. Hopefully mine will turn out as cute as yours. By the way, I found your post via Knock Off Decor.

  20. i have so wanted to make this pottery barn wall organizer the moment i saw it! i love the old look feel and the burlap. texture is my thing! your knock off is fantastic and so simple…thanks for the tutorial. love, love, love it!

  21. I love this!! The tutorial is great! I have wanted this ever since PB came out with it, but was choked by the price! I can make it for this price!! Thank you!!

  22. This is such a cute idea. Really want to try it. Thanks!

  23. What a great project! Hi, my name is Melissa and I’m the managing editor for FaveCrafts.com. I was wondering if you’d be interested in allowing us to publish this project on our site. I have a newsletter of “knock off projects” coming up and I’d love to feature it! You can contact me at mconner@primecp.com for more information. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you! Best, Melissa :)

  24. I’m 100% addicted to the via Starbucks ice coffee too!!! I don’t even drink normal hot coffee! I would of never thought of this! What a great way to use those cute boxes!

  25. Deebi27 says:

    Just what I need to make for my son, he’s fixing up my house (I live with my hubby at his house our home!) to move back into. This has a masculine kinda feel….yes! Perfect!

  26. I found your great project on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial. Megan

  27. Nicole auxier says:

    I was wondering (i hope this isn’t against any rules as I am new to pinterest. but, I was curious if i paid you could you make me one? I have very little vison left and problems with my hands. sorry if this isn’t allowed but my email is ofmorpheus@gmail.com


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