Anthropologie…Imitation Is the Best Form of Flattery (And It’s Cheaper)
While browsing through the online pages of Anthropologie this past weekend, as usual, I wanted to buy one of everything. Their Summer Entertaining section is filled with pieces that I would love to have in my own home this season – and for a fraction of the cost I can! If you’re up for a little DIY’ing, so can you.
One of my favorites ~ the Confetti Fete Glasses; $12 a piece.
Or, buy a whole set of tumblers for $12 and do this instead!
What You’ll Need:
- Red, yellow, blue, and white enamel acrylic paint
- Glass tumblers
- Paper towel
- Cotton swabs
- Sheet pan
- Parchment paper
Do one color at a time and allow the paint to dry between dot applications. When the glasses are dry, flip them over on the parchment paper and put them in a cool oven. Set the temp to 350 and bake for 30 minutes to set the paint. Let cool one hour before handling.
Block Print Star Napkin Set; $48.
Hand-Stamped Napkins via babycenter
You will need:
100 percent cotton napkins (as many as you like)
VersaCraft fabric ink pad
Wash, dry, and iron the napkins, then lay each on a hard surface. Put a piece of cardboard under the napkin to absorb any ink that passes through the fabric.
Lightly tap the stamp on the ink pad and gently press on a piece of fabric to test the impression. Once you’re satisfied with the results, press the inked stamp on the napkin. You may want to create a border or pattern. Re-ink the stamp between every impression.
When all the napkins are stamped, place a piece of fabric between the stamped side of the napkin and the iron, and press both sides of the napkin with a hot iron. Do not use steam or water. The heat will set the ink and prevent fading.
Mason Jar Sippers; $48 set of 12.
Daisy Cut Mason Jar Lids; 11 for $0.49 a piece + shipping!!! (follow the link to order)
Grab a cheap pack of mason jars and some fun straws and voila!
I love Anthro and also love finding similar products….less expensive! 🙂
So many things I see in stores like Anthropolgie can be replicated at home; its finding the time that’s the problem! 🙂