DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? I saw these Anthropologie pillows the other day and fell in love with the concept of the graphic print on the pillows, almost like framed art. I wasn’t totally in love with the print though, I mean, not $98 in love with the art if you know what I mean.  So, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to dust off the sketch pad and see what I could come up with. Um, I’m kinda obsessed.

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

The real beauty of this is that ANYONE can do it! You might have to find your image online, but creating it is as easy as tracing letters in kindergarten, and saving $90 isn’t too awful either.

So, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cream-colored canvas or duckcloth **
  • A fabric marker (I recommend Stained by Sharpie)
  • Black piping – 2 yards
  • A coordinating zipper

**I needed 2/3 of a yard for 20×20 pillow

Start by finding your image and resizing it to fit your pillow. This can be a little tricky, but you can do it really affordably at kinkos, staples, or any big office supply store. I just cropped mine into four different sections and printed it at home, taping the different pieces together.

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

Next, cut out your canvas for your pillow case. My pillow insert was 20×20 and I cut my fabric to 21×21, next time I’d probably cut it to 20.5×20.5 to make it fit a little snugger.

When you have your pillow case pieces cut out, tape your art to the back of one of the pieces, making an effort to make it level and aligned.

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

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DIY Mason Jar Christmas Luminary


There’s nothing sweeter than the soft glow of Christmas lights in the house during the holidays. That’s what I love about this project, it’s a beautiful way to carry that warm, merry feeling to the rest of the house.

To do this project you’ll need:

A wide mouth quart size mason jar (really most anything will do)
White corded mini lights (battery operated is best)
Glitter paint
1 yard of 2” burlap ribbon
1 3/8” double faced satin ribbon
Sprig of berries
Rhinestone embellishment
Hot glue gun
Fray check
Spray adhesive



Start by painting your first layer of glitter paint onto your mason jar. I only painted the face of the jar avoiding the mouth and bottom.


You’ll paint 3-4 layers for the best coverage and with the paint shown you need to wait an hour between each coat.

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