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

To get the image onto the fabric use a light tracer (or a bright window) and slowly and carefully trace your art onto the canvas using your fabric marker. Take your time! It’s easy to want to rush and if you’re at the window your arm will get tired, but it is critical that your lines look smooth and crisp. It will separate a cute pillow from an incredible pillow.

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

Once your art is transferred, all you have to do is assemble your pillow and you’re done!!! I used this pillow sham tutorial and loved how it turned out! I especially love the contrast of the piping and the cream fabric.

DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Amour Pillow

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Lindsay is a mother by day; artist, blogger, crafter by night. She is currently obsessed with photography, nail art, and trying to fit dinner somewhere between all of that. Her goal for this year is to find a cure for short-nap syndrome and ‘That’s Mine!’ disease.

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  1. Hi Lindsay,
    Your pillows turned out fabulous. Love the sweet owl picture you chose – so cute! So happy to have found you via Knock Off Decor.
    Have a Great Day,
    Pieced Pastimes

  2. I absolutely love this. Where did you get your picture of your owls? That is what I love, and can’t find these owls anywhere. Can you share please?

  3. WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love it!