I also fell in love with Naomi's pom pom Anthropologie table runner she used at her Thanksgiving dinner (I couldn't find the image on their website, they must be sold out, however I have a sneaking suspicion that it is out of my budget), but it comes from the Nomades Table Linen collection. I found this knock-off tutorial on the blog "At Home on the Bay", and plan on trying it! I don't think it would be very hard to replicate, and would go with a lot of tablescapes.
I also needed to make stockings for our little family this year. Our old ones were not looking so great, Landon still didn't have one and I know that we will for sure have a fourth member of the family by next Christmas :) Pottery Barn also had some beautiful faux fur stockings, and I was also inspired by some that I found on Pinterest. So for less than the cost of 1 Pottery Barn stocking, I whipped up 4 new ones for my fireplace. I borrowed a stocking pattern from a friend, because I loved the size of hers. What really makes these different than any standard stocking, is the heavier and textured upholstery fabric and faux fur cuff. They are made the same way you'd do any other one! I used pom-pom trim for my loops, so much simpler than trying to make my own faux fur pom pom, but you still get the same look. If you are in need of some new stockings, maybe this will inspire you! They are a project you can whip up in an evening or two.
Have you found anything lately that you can replicate or find elsewhere for less? I want to hear! It's always fun to find or make an affordable alternative!