Learn how to recreate one of Crate and Barrel’s beautiful wall decor items. This Crate and Barrel dupe is very simple to make, budget-friendly, and takes only a few supplies.
As I was scrolling through Pinterest (one of my favorite past times) I found this incredible wall decor piece that I fell in love with. However, being $299 I was not going to purchase this.
After looking it over and studying it for a bit, I came up with a plan to recreate this piece of art I knew would look amazing in my family room.
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Crate and Barrel Dupe
After making this Crate and Barrel dupe I did learn a few things. This does take a while to make, you are in complete control over size, shape, and color, and finally, you can get some serious Netflix binging in!
Supplies you’ll need:
The supplies are simple and budget friendly!
- Canvas (the size depends on you, you can also purchase these for 50% off at your local craft store).
- 2 mm macrame cord
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Ruler (not necessary)
- Foam brush
Step 1: Cut your cord
Cut your macrame cord to the desired length. I used a rectangular sized canvas so there were 2 sizes that were needed to be cut.
To make this easier I did start with the long ones and then stopped and moved to step 2.
Step 2: Attach the cord
After you’ve cut your cord you’ll need to attach the cord with hot glue to one side of your canvas. It’s important to line these up evenly while glueing the cord down.
Once you’ve attached the cord to one side, leave that alone and attach the other cord to the side.
You’ll want cord glued to 2 sides before you start weaving the cord.
Step 3: Weave the cord
Once the cord has been hot glued to the top and side, it’s time to start weaving the macrame cord to recreate this Crate and Barrel dupe. The original piece wasn’t regular in spacing and weaving.
Take a bunch of cord from the top and lay it on the canvas, take a bunch of cord from the side and lay it over top the other bunch. Continue this process all the way through the canvas.
Since the original piece was irregular with the weaving I did the same. The sections weren’t exact and some I would skip so not every one was every other.
Weaving the cord
Keep in mind while weaving the macrame cord to make sure the cords are straight and smooth. Have all of the cords laying flat so there’s no bunching and they’ll smoothly lay in each row.
Step 4: Attach the cord
As you finish up weaving the cord you’ll want to attach the loose end of cord to the other end. With your hot glue gun, apply a small amount of glue to one end of the canvas to secure the cord.
Continue this process until all of the cords have been secured.
Step 5: Secure to the back and clean up
Next you’ll want to secure all of the cord to the back of the canvas. Add a small amount of hot glue to the back to secure the rest of the cord.
Once the cord has been secured to the back cut off any excess to have a clean and finished back.
Step 6: Paint
This step is completely optional. The original was left in its natural color. I decided to paint it pink. I used watered down craft paint for this step.
In a small bowl add a small amount of pink and white paint and about a 1/4 cup of water. Stir to combine. Then paint the cord with the watered down paint.
Allow to dry for about 2 hours before hanging.
Step 7: Hang and enjoy
Now that your Crate and Barrel dupe is complete it’s time to hang it up and enjoy. I added a few nails to the wall and hung it in my family room.