Yesterday, I posted HERE about DIY inspiration from Anthropologie's clothing collection. Not only did I peruse the clothing section for ideas, but today I'm bringing you even more DIY-able goodness from the "House & Home" section of their store. My favorite part of the Anthropologie website is the "One of a Kind" section of housewares-- there are many beautiful artistic pieces!
Although these scarf hangers are not nearly the most expensive home accessories at Anthro, but they can be easily recreated by taking a pair of needle-nose pliers to some wire hangers. You could create more shapes than just a circle or a rectangle. I think these would look cool in a zig zag shape to hang and separate scarves and ties. A quick coat of gold spray paint classes them up another level.
|[You Are My Sunshine Pillow, $198]|
Start with a plain pillowcase (sew your own, or try this inexpensive option from IKEA). Stamp your favorite sweet song lyrics using rubber alphabet stamps and fabric paint.
|[Library Letter, $20]|
Using thrifted books, trace your desired letters on to their covers using chalk. You will need access to a band saw or scroll saw to carefully cut your books into letter shapes.
|[Sentamentalist Pillow, $148]|
Again, starting with a plain pillowcase, cut out X's and O's from a complementary fabric. Sew around the edges of the letters and then fray the raw edges of the fabric.
|[Fable Foret Clock, $58-$68]|
You can seriously make a clock out of anything. Find a print of an animal you like, mount it on foam core, and follow the instructions on your clock kit (which can be found at your local craft store).
|Spice up your boring old desk accessories by adding clawed feet to their bottoms! Find some old toy animal figures and cut their feet off. Use a strong glue like E-6000 to adhere them, making sure everything can still balance. Give everything an even coat of spray paint to give your desk decor a coherent look.|
|[Wire Script Sculpture, $48-$58]|
Trace out a word on paper and duplicate it by bending a medium gage wire into the shape of your chosen word.
|[Forest Fragment Mirror, $1,800]|
Scour flea markets and resale shops to collect antique building leftovers to frame a mirror.
|[Ikat Monogram Letter, $16]|
Starting with wooden letters from your craft store, paint a base color and then cover the front of your letter with pieces of scrapbook paper or fabric in differing patterns.
|[High Over Brighton Shadow Box, $1,200]|
Frame a map of somewhere special in a shadowbox. Place bird stickers on the map and the glass of your shadowbox in a flight pattern to create depth and add color.
|[Cumulus Glassware, $10-$14]|
Use glass paint to create streaks of color on simple boring glassware.
|[Air Plant Pod, $10]|
Start with plain planters (or papier mache your own!) and paint the top, to create a paint-dipped look.
|[Tassel Trace Pillow, $58]|
To create texture, sew stripes of pom-pom trim in horizontal rows across a plain pillowcase.
|[Handcrafted Hanging Block, $188]|
Add rope to a wooden planter box and hang it sideways on a wall to create a floating shelf.
What is your favorite piece from Anthropologie's home collection? Would you try any of these DIY's? Send me a photo and leave a comment if you do!