50+ Cheap & Classy Anthropologie Knock-Off Crafts

anthropologie-knock-off-craftsI am absolutely obsessed with the store Anthropologie. It is one of those stores that I can spend hours wandering around in, browsing their beautiful collections, and lusting over being able to decorate my whole apartment and wardrobe with their products. I remember the first time I walked into an Anthropologie. I felt like I had found the holy grail of unique items. Every single item was funky and fun. I just about went wild picking out item after item. When I finally looked at the price tags, I realized I would bankrupt myself. After that, I turned to DIY home décor ideas and easy sewing projects instead. These 8 Cheap & Classy Anthropologie Knock-Off Crafts will knock your socks off. All of these fab items look just like their counterparts at the famous boutique. Luckily, these Anthropologie knock-off crafts will fit into just about anyone’s budget.

Anthropologie Knock-Off Crafts for Your Wardrobe

  1. Chevron Inspired DIY Purse: I just love the pattern of this purse. I would make this my go-to bag in a heartbeat. How could you not? It will match practically anything.
  2. Thrifty Anthropologie Ruffled Hem Sweater: This Anthropologie knock-off looks exactly like the original for half the price.
  3. Anthropologie Maxi Skirt: I am so ready for winter to go away so I can start wearing my DIY maxi skirts again
  4. Anthro Striped Knock-Off Top: I love the new patchwork style that is getting so popular. It is so much fun to mix patterns with a sleek pair of jeans. This Anthropologie knock-off is so chic and rustic.
  5. Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt Tutorial
  6. Fabulous Anthro Inspired Shirt
  7. Anthropologie Work Skirt
  8. Anthropologie Inspired Camisole
  9. Anthropologie-Inspired Esplanade Halter Top

If you love these Anthropologie knock-off crafts, you will love these 9 Printable Knock-Off Patterns.

Anthropologie Knock-Off Crafts for Your Home

  1. Anthropologie Inspired Pintuck Pillow: This pillow would look so classy in your bedroom.string-art-ampersand-anthropologie
  2. DIY Anthropologie Orimono Pillow : This is hands-down my favorite Anthropologie knock-off. I love the colors. I love the patchwork. I love how it looks just a little bit vintage. I just love it.
  3. Anthropologie Smoldering Hues Shower Curtain: Colorful bathrooms are so under-rated. I absolutely love this fuchsia piece of DIY home décor.
  4. Anthropologie Inspired String Letters
  5. Anthropologie Inspired Love Pillow
  6. Anthropologie-Inspired Spring Tea Towels
  7. DIY Anthropologie Inspired Bolster Pillow
  8. Anthropologie Knock-Off Comforter
  9. Anthropologie Inspired Confetti Pencils
  10. Anthropologie Inspired Recipe Binder
  11. Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Mug
  12. Anthro Inspired Snow Globes
  13. Anthropologie Inspired Tree Topper
  14. Anthro Penmanship Gift Tags
  15. Anthro Inspired Lampshade

Anthropologie Jewelry Knock-Off Crafts

  1. Anthro Knock-Off Akela Necklace: It is insane how expensive one little piece of jewelry at Anthropologie can be! Luckily, this lovely necklace is a quick and cheap craft.anthro-diy-earrings
  2. Anthropologie Knockoff Tealights Bracelet
  3. Anthro Knockoff Tassel Earrings
  4. Knockoff Anthropologie Beaded Bracelet
  5. Knockoff Anthropologie Necklace
  6. Anthropologie-Inspired Bib Necklace
  7. DIY Anthropologie Purl One Bracelet
  8. Anthro Knockoff Earring Tutorial
  9. Anthropologie Knockoff Butterfly Necklace
  10. Anthro Lantana Brooch Bracelet Knockoff
  11. Anthropologie Inspired Vintage Bracelet
  12. Anthro-Inspired Vintage Brooch Necklace
  13. Dollar Store Anthro Spectacle Necklace
  14. Anthro Knockoff Ribbon Necklace
  15. Anthropologie Inspired Limitless Strands Necklace
  16. Into the Woods Anthropologie Necklace
  17. Anthropologie Knockoff Hardware and Bead Necklace
  18. Anthropologie Knockoff Wire Triangle Earrings
  19. Anthropologie Necklace Knock-off
  20. Anthro Power of 3 Knockoff

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Accessories

  1. Anthropologie Inspired Ruffle Scarf
  2. Love That Anthro Headband Braid
  3. Anthro-tastic Headband
  4. Anthropologie Inspired Beaded Headband
  5. Anthro Inspired Scarflet
  6. Anthropologie Inspired Headband
  7. Anthropologie Inspired Poppy Mallow Hair Pins
  8. Anthropologie Inspired Fringe Scarf
  9. Anthro Knockoff Elastic Hair Tie
  10. Anthro Inspired Hat
  11. Anthropologie Sweater Headband Tutorial

Are there any stores where you love the products and hate the prices?

Awesome Anthropologie-Inspired DIY Jewelry Projects

I have a love-hate relationship with Anthropologie. I think you fashion-loving ladies know what I mean… The clothes and accessories they sell are super cute and trendy, but every time I go there, I don’t even bother to try anything on or even pick up a price tag; I know without looking that it’s out of my price range.

But fret not, fashionistas! There is solace to be found for us style mavens of modest budget. The blogosphere is positively riddled with awesome Anthropologie DIYs that are often just as good as the real deal for a mere fraction of the store price. We’ve rounded up some top notch Anthro-inspired DIY jewelry projects so you can get the look for less (like, way less). Rejoice, jewelry junkies! DIY is here to save the day.

The original “Perched Harmonies” necklace retailed for $68 at Anthro, but this DIY version by The Quiet Lion looks as lovely as the real thing and only requires common jewelry supplies you can pick up at the craft store. It may look complicated, but this wire-wrapped necklace design actually took less than an hour to make! I mean, think about how much you earn an hour; this DIY necklace is probably worth your while.

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Flossin’ like the fiercest fashionistas is easy with DIY jewelry projects like this one from The Craft Caboodle. This Anthropologie DIY Rhinestone Cuff has everything you could want in a DIY: a cool monochromatic color scheme, a bit of bling, and all the nostalgic fun of friendship-bracelet making. The best part of crafting your own bracelet rather than buying one from Anthro? You can customize the colors to your liking!

 

I’m sure we’d all love to be able to drop $168 on a new necklace whenever we feel like it, but for those of us working with an average income, DIYs like this Luya Beaded Fringe Bib Necklace will certainly suffice. Hey, you don’t have to break the bank to make a statement with your jewelry! This gorgeous DIY necklace does the trick and will save you loads of dough (and buyer’s remorse).

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Looking at the Anthro original necklace, you might think that you couldn’t pull this piece off yourself, but this Anthropologie Accordion Strands Necklace Knock-Off Tutorial by Yellow Blackbird proves that it’s pretty much a piece of cake to replicate. By skipping the silk and going for grosgrain, you can save yourself most of the $278 the original necklace cost. Anyone else remember learning this “boondoggle” weaving technique at summer camp? I do! See, this DIY necklace is something even a kid could pull off!

 

Sometimes admiring designer accessories can be a great way to gather jewelry making inspiration. For this Velvet Cabochon Bracelet, Bev of Flamingo Toes didn’t copy the Anthropologie piece exactly but merely used it to draw ideas for her own original design. The next time you get stuck with “beader’s block,” try doing a little window shopping to ignite that spark of inspiration.

 

So, if you find yourself drooling over a much-too-expensive accessory at the mall, take a second to think, “Could I make this myself?” Most likely, the answer will be a resounding “Yes!” and nothing can top the gratification of telling people you made that knockout knock-off yourself. If you don’t see the DIY you’re looking for here, check out even more Anthropologie-inspired DIY jewelry projects (and other DIY designer knock-offs) at AllFreeJewelryMaking.com.

Have you ever crafted a designer-inspired DIY project?

 

Designer Inspired Sewing: Get Knock-Off Patterns That Look Like The Real Deal

These days, designer and store brand clothing and accessories will set you back a pretty penny. We don’t want to forfeit the chance to wear the latest trends but at what cost? With some sewing skill and free knock-off patterns like the ones found in this new eBook, you can have your won versions of the real thing! Instead of spending your hard-earned cash on expensive designer duds, check out these cheaper alternatives. No one will believe you actually made these projects yourself!

Keeping your size, personality and style in mind, our blogger friends have created tutorials that will help you make clothing and accessories like the stuff you see in stores.  Our designer knock off patterns are completely free. They’ll also lead you through each step of the tutorial. Designer knock off patterns don’t have to be complicated. Once you see how simple our designer knock off patterns are to follow along with, you’ll never want to buy another expensive piece at a store again.

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Link Love: Decorated Mugs

I have a secret that I must confess: I’m not a great crafter. I certainly try, but I’ve never been very artistic. In fact, most of my handmade projects could be categorized as “cute” or “a great first try”. During the holiday season, I often come up with handmade gift ideas for my friends and family members but never quite get around to them. I have the time but not the confidence. However, when I started noticing decorated mugs popping up across the web, I was so excited. These projects are so simple! All you need is a plain ceramic mug and some sort of decorating tool like a Sharpie or paint. From there, you can add polka dots, initials, phrases and so much more.

If you’re looking for a quick gift for a host or hostess, you can’t go wrong with a decorated mug. A quick personal touches like monograms or silhouettes can make a gift so much more meaningful and fun. This is also a great gift idea for a teacher (you know they need their coffee in the morning) or friend.

Decorated mugs are great for the holiday season due to the proliferation of seasonal warm drinks.  A DIY Painted Mug Set is sure to stand out on your table and only requires a few different glazes. Also, consider using chalkboard paint for your mug decorations. This is a trendy medium is perfect for a party – you can write each guests name on their mug! Make your own Crafty Chalkboard Mugs and you’ll never have a coffee mix-up again.

If you’re in need of a quick and easy project, a decorated mug is a way the way to go. This minimalist gift is will leave you with a little boost of crafty confidence during the most wonderful time of the year!

  1. DIY Anthropologie Painted Mug from Delighted Momma
  2. DIY Stenciled Gothic Raven Mug from The Stitcherati
  3. Monogram Mugs from Design Mom
  4. Gold Monogram Mugs from Le Zoe Musings
  5. The Big Bang Theory Mugs from The Cheekiest Monkey of All
  6. DIY Chalkboard Mug & Plate from Oh! You Pretty Things
  7. Daddy’s Coffee Mug from Hubby Made Me
  8. Tape Painted Coffee Mugs from Crafting & Cooking
  9. Mr. & Mrs. Coffee Mugs from Craft, Sew, Love, Grow

National Sewing Month: Anthropologie Inspired Shower Curtain by Suzannah of Adventures in Dressmaking

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Happy National Sewing Month!

Here’s today’s post from Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking:

A long, long time ago I saw this pretty picture from Country Living:

It’s of the Anthropologie Waves of Ruffles shower curtain, $98.  I also saw a pretty image from Canadian House and Home of a similar idea for a shower curtain:

So sweet!

Now, we’ve recently moved into a little bungalow and are painting, decorating, and changing things up on a budget.  I’m ready for some new bathroom ideas, and think this look may work for our bathroom!

I did some online research, and found that Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and other stylish places have quite a few similar concepts for pretty shower curtains.  Check out the options (both in the $100 ballpark) from Anthro:

Some from Urban Outfitters:

And Target:

I like them a lot… I think they’re pretty and girly and, at the same time, can go with a more contemporary or modern and cute look like in the Country Living image–I love the all-white look with a turquoise end table!

Anyway, I decided to make a shower curtain like these above.  Not to copy the Anthro Waves of Ruffles curtain completely, but intending to add my own changes, I did want to see it up close.  Here’s some more pics of Anthropologie’s lovely wavy ruffle look:

Pretty, isn’t it?

I’ve put together a tutorial so you can follow along as I make a similar shower curtain out of simple white muslin.  Let’s get started!

  • Standard shower curtains are 72″x72″, square-shaped, with 12 buttonholes or grommets at the top.  You’ll need extra-wide fabric so that your curtain doesn’t have a long seam down the center.  Quilt backing fabrics come in extra-wide widths.  I recommend buying 2.5 yards of 90″ wide muslin.  I bought mine with a coupon at JoAnn’s and paid 50% off of $4.99/yard.  You could also use a large sheet and make it over!
  • Start by tearing your muslin into the right size.  You won’t need the full 2.5 yards in width, but you’ll need 72″ tall plus hems.
  • Add 1″ on both vertical sides for the little hems, so tear your big piece at 74″ wide, along the length: you’ll have one edge with selvage and one without.
  • You’ll need 2.5″ at the top for a 2″ hem, and 1.5″ at the bottom for a 1″ hem–that means, tear your fabric at 76″ long.  Keep the extra!
  • The sewing: On your vertical edges (one is selvage, one is torn), press under just under 1/2″ and then another 1/2″.  Sew.

  • At the top, press under 1/2″ and then 2″.  Sew.  (If you have very thin fabric you may want to add a 2″ wide strip of interfacing here, since you’ll be adding buttonholes and it needs to take the stress of hanging).

  • At the bottom, press under 1/2″ and then 1″.  Sew.
  • At the top, you’ll need 12 buttonholes or grommets ___ apart.  I’m doing 1″ long buttonholes, but do whatever you like.  Make them start at least 3/8″ from the top so that your curtain liner is covered at the very top.
  • Okay, now for the ruffles!!  You had 9″ extra after tearing off the 76″ length for the curtain.  Cut this 90″ wide piece into three 3″ long pieces.

Now, you’ll use some of the extra from the selvage lengths of the fabric.  It’s a little weird to use some fabric on the grain, some against, but for ruffles it’ll be okay.  You wouldn’t do this with clothing or anything.

Cut three 3″ wide pieces the length of the fabric (2.5 yards).

  • Sew one 90″ long piece to one 2.5 yard long piece.  Do this three times to make three equally long pieces.  Press open.

  • Now it gets a little tedious.  Zig-zag along the raw edges of all three long pieces, top and bottom.  You could turn under 1/4″ and then again 1/4″ to make small hems, but gosh, that would be a LOT of pressing and sewing.  And you’d want to make wider ruffle pieces to begin with.  Zig-zagging is easier, and I don’t mind the romantic-but-casual look the partially raw edges give.

  • Gather 1/4″ (the width of the presser foot) from one side of the ruffle pieces, all three.  To gather, use the largest stitch on your machine and a very high tension.

  • Now, to place the ruffles.  Depending on the pattern you want, you can sew your ruffles on wherever and it will look pretty!  But I’m sort of going with the wavy ruffle pattern like Anthro’s curtain, so I’ll give instructions for that version.  Fold your curtain into thirds so you can mark off, with pins or fabric pen, the bottom third of your curtain.  That’s where most of the pattern will be.

See my fabric pen dashed line there?

  • It looks like the ruffles on Anthro’s curtain have six peaks.  So, I found six evenly distributed points on the curtain by folding it in half, then thirds and marking.

  • I used the lines that marked six evenly spaced points on the curtain and marked with dots the peaks and valleys of the waves.  I used an angle that looked good.  I measured about 6.5″ up from the first row, putting it with enough space from the bottom so the waves weren’t on the hem, and made the next two rows.  From the points, I sort of improvised curves.  It’s meant to be ruffly and organic-looking, right? 😉

  • From there, you’ll need to pin on and then sew down your ruffles.  I did this by finding the approximate center of each ruffle, and pinning it to the center of the curtain.  Pin the outsides down, and continue this half way technique at other points: 1/4, 1/8.  If your gathering stitch was even throughout, you should have evenly distributed ruffles.  But, all machines are different, so you may have to stretch out or gather up more to get your ruffles spread out evenly on the waves.  Then, sew down.

  • All done!  Hang over a light-colored or clear shower curtain liner.

The bathroom’s not done yet, so I can’t really show you how it looks in the room yet!  But there it is hanging.