Pottery Barn's $79 Halloween decor was so pretty but too pricey – I made my own using Dollar Tree and Amazon buys | The Sun

MANY homeowners have started to put up spooky decorations as they eagerly count down the days to Halloween.

One DIY-savvy woman has revealed that it isn’t necessary to splurge on expensive pieces as she transformed a budget buy into luxury homeware. 

Aurelie (@aurelie.erikson) boasts almost 95,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares her love of home decor and the holidays.

She took to the social media platform to share her attempt at making a cheap decoration from Dollar Tree look like a pricey Pottery Barn bat.

A viral voiceover said: “Imagine the day they see you again and you’re just well… better.”

At first, the tinsel bat decorations, which were only available in-store at Dollar Tree, looked very childish with goofy faces and colorful bodies. 

Aurelie showed the tedious process of wrapping a thick weaving fiber around each of the bats to create the illusion of being professionally woven.

She then added a string of fairy lights to the bats after taking inspiration from the lit woven bats sold by Pottery Barn for $79.

The DIY bats went perfectly with her fall decor which also included black pumpkins, spiders, and creepy skeletons.

She captioned the post: “These light-up Pottery Barn bats are so pretty but they’re pricey and sold out, so using Dollar Tree bats.”

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She included the hashtags #HalloweenDIY, #Dollartreecrafts, and #Halloweenhome.

Aurelie said: “I removed ALL the tinsel first and then just wrapped the base with jute.”

Black jute or twine can be bought from Amazon for just $8.99.

The video went viral with over 1.3 million views, 118,000 likes, and thousands of comments from people thanking her for sharing the idea.

One person wrote: “Such a cute idea! Where did you get this twine/black cord?”

Another commented: “I’m never going to stay out the Dollar Tree seeing this good idea. I need to get a hold of myself I love creating.”

A third said: “These look way more expensive than the first photo.”

A fourth chimed in: “I am tempted to try it with pink jute for my Barbie-themed Halloween.”

Another added: “I’m sold. I’m gonna do this tomorrow.”

The hack came after another TikToker bought a plastic pumpkin from Lowe for $10 in an attempt to transform it into a Pottery Barn dupe.

Pottery Barn was selling a set of three Terracotta jack o’lanterns for around $218.

Brie repainted Lowe’s shiny plastic pumpkin with a mix of orange, brown, and white paint combined with baking soda. 

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She was delighted with the finished results which could trick anyone into thinking they were expensive ceramics.

“Went so much better than I thought! I used colors – pumpkin orange, real brown, and white,” she said.

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