If you’re a fan of farmhouse style or vintage touches, no doubt you’re aware of Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper. The couple has made a name for themselves through a line of housewares and lifestyle pieces indicative of their style – all available at their shop, Magnolia Market. Most of the items have been used to style homes on their show, and all of them have the kind of rustic charm Joanna is known for. But styling your house entirely in Magnolia Market decor is pretty cost prohibitive. So why not DIY? We’ve gathered several of our favorite signature Magnolia Market pieces, along with several DIY alternatives. Now you can get the look you love throughout your whole home without breaking the bank!
10 Magnolia Market Looks to DIY
1. Magnolia Wreath
From left: If you’ve got access to a magnolia tree, use the dropped leaves by simply poking them into a foam wreath form. No glue or pins necessary! // Grab a faux green magnolia leaf spray, (you can find one here) and use floral pins to attach to a mossy wreath form. // Try a mixed green magnolia bush, like this one, and push pins to secure the leaves.
2. Cotton Stems
From left: Create the calyx of the boll from pinecone scales. Simply glue them to a cotton ball one at a time before gluing to the stem. // Paint egg cartons and cut into a floral or calyx shape, then add cotton balls and glue to the branches. // Cut small calyx shapes from brown paper bags. You can make each one a bit different so the cotton boll is at varying stages of blooming.
3. Log Vase
From left: Use a found log rescued from the curb, your favorite stain and finish with semi-gloss polyurethane. // Grab a log while on a walk in the country and use wood varnish to finish. // Cut a branch from a favorite tree in the yard and leave the bark intact.
4. Distressed Vase Holder
From left: Three totally different ways to achieve this rustic look! Build a custom stand for small bottles with scrap wood. // Drill holes into a piece of driftwood and line up some test tube vases. // Or take your vase stand to the wall with conduit holders and test tubes on a reclaimed board. You can find similar small bottles on amazon here (or use milk bottles), or test tubes here.
5. Cement Pot
From left: Plastic containers create a mold for a set of poured cement hypertufas. // Use a dip-dye technique to paint the bottom of the pot. // Or, for a similar but slightly edgy look, mold cement around balloons then paint the inside, like these lanterns. Fill them with potting soil and your favorite succulents instead of a candle.
6. Reclaimed Wood Tray
Reclaimed Wood Tray // Magnolia Market
From left: Recycle an intricate wooden picture frame. // Use rough, reclaimed wood to make a shallow paper tray. // Or pallet and scrap wood sanded smooth for a serving tray with handles.
7. Recycled Coat Rack
8. Cream Heritage Cake Stand
Cream Heritage Cake Stand // Magnolia Market
From left: Use gorilla glue to turn a thrifted wooden plate and candlestick into a pedestal stand. Distressed white paint give it a farmhouse look. // Combine square plaques and table legs, then lightly stain. // Use a wood disc and turned furniture leg from the hardware store with some circular plaques from the craft store. Glaze gives the white paint some depth.
9. Wooden Trough
Wooden Trough // Magnolia Market
From left: Scrap wood and a nail gun are all you need to create this long, low profile distressed trough. // This small trough is just a 1×5 cut to size and nailed together, then stained. It’s perfect for a small space. // An extra long, rustic trough from old reclaimed wood is perfect for dressing up a long banquet table.
10. Shiplap Home Sign
The character of the Magnolia Market sign comes from the shiplap planks in the background and the 3D effect of the letters. From left: This sign is made from planks of reclaimed wood and wooden letters from the craft store. // A sanded and distressed board gives this sign a rustic feeling, while a homey mini grapevine wreath adds the 3D effect. // Though this sign uses metal letters like these to spell “farm” instead of home, the rustic charm is the same. The metal letters were screwed directly into the pallet wood.
What’s your favorite Magnolia Market find?
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Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’ and Instagram.