Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My Anthropologie Knock Off

I really like getting inspired by certain stores and one of these stores is Anthropologie. When I spotted their wool pom pom garland, I knew right away that I wanted it. Since, it was early December, I told Mr.CC to add it to my Christmas wish list and sure enough, come Christmas morning I opened a package with it inside.
Well, during the weeks leading up to Christmas, I decided to try and make my own garland. I had seen a tutorial on how to make them and when I saw how easy they were, I then knew I could make my own. To be honest, I like my own knock off garland better than the one from Anthropologie, so I returned the rather pricey one to the store. I had also seen a real pretty pom pom wreath, that my blog friend Doreen had made, so yes, I have also made a wreath. I still have some wool yarn left, so I think I will make a larger garland to use as a display item at my shop space.

                                                I decided to display the garland
                                                         on my old rusty gate.

                                  Soft wool pom pom garland + rusty star +rusty gate=
                                       a charming "farmhouse" look in my home.

                                        The wreath made it's way to my mantel
                                                        for a "Winter" look.

                                       Added my vintage clocks for a different look
                                                             on the mantel.

                                             I didn't care for the fuller wreath that
                                             Anthropologie carries, so I made mine
                                                               like Doreen's.

                                            I like how Doreen displayed her wreath
                                                  on this charming old door.

                                          My blog friend Marian, is who shared a
                                          tutorial on how to make these fun pom

                                                       Click check out
                                                               the tutorial.

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Stacey said...

Way to go! I started making one of those wreaths last year and never finished. Now the bag of goodies taunts me. :)

Artsy VaVa said...

You did a great job Linda. I love the pom pom garland and wreath!

elizabeth said...

I made a Pom Pom wreath before Christmas and Iove it, making Pom Poms is kind of relaxing to me.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Perfect! I love how you've displayed both the garland and the wreath. I just might have to add this to my long list of things to try. Thanks for the inspiration Linda. I love a good knock off project.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Linda, love the garland and the wreath! I am going to pin this! So so cute!

Judy Pimperl said...

Linda, I love the January Winter White look, and your little fluffy pom poms bring in a bit of whimsy to the decor. Oh, and on that gate, it's perfect!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

SUPER CUTE Linda!! I love them both!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Wreath and garland both look great!

mamasmercantile said...

They are both stunning, a real delight thank you for sharing I am certainly putting it on my to do list.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love pom-poms, had some on my tree this year. Love the cream! Thanks for linking up at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love them both!

Art and Sand said...

I love the pom pom garlands and you have me motivated to make one.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Looks great...and who doesn't love to save $$! I am actually planning on making one this week to tuck away for next year. Yours looks so sweet on the gate. Jane

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Never saw these at Anthropologie! I usually head straight to the sale section. love that we can make them and they look easy. Thanks for sharing the link for the tutorial!

chateau chic said...

Your pom pom garland and wreath are wonderful for winter decor. They look fantastic draped across the rusty gate and hung on the chippy door.
Mary Alice

Pamela said...

Love your knock offs Linda! I have them on my list of things I want to make. I am thinking of making the wreath for Valentines but not sure. Thank you for partying at my place friend! Keep warm!

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Pretty darn cute, Linda! I have such a bad habit of going shopping with the intent to buy but end up empty handed for the DIY reason! Send me to an Antiques store or a junk yard... that's a different story! Love your little poms!

Burlap Luxe said...

The Pom pom garland and wreath are so much better knowing you did not pay those Anthropology prices.
You did an amazing job.

Thank you for the inspiration.


Unknown said...

Love everything- knock offs, pom poms,and everything about your winter mantel!

Anonymous said...

Love everything! Pom poms make me so happy!

Unknown said...

Love your wreath and garland. Your gate is so neat! Love how Doreen decorated her old door. Gave me an idea!! Happy New Year!

Pinehurst Farm said...

I made the pom pom garland with my nieces on our annual Christmas craft day. We had so much fun with it! We ran out of yarn so my older niece had to go and buy some more yarn! I still have my two garlands hanging, one around a mirror in my entrance and one draped over my burlap curtain in the dining room. The burlap curtains have small pom poms on the edges, so the bigger pom pom garland looks really cute hanging over the top of them and falling down the sides. :)
I got the idea from Ms Mustard seed as well! :)

Unknown said...

Your wreath is adorable, and I like your mantel arrangement too. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Pom Poms are such fun! And a perfect time of year for winter white.
Thanks for sharing!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

So fun!! I love it on the gate with the star! I think I need to try to make some poms poms again. My last try was a "fail" ;)

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Love it, it's perfect!

Flora Doora

Unknown said...

Oh I love both Linda - the garland and the wreath - I'd probably keep them up year round in one of the guest rooms !
Thanks for sharing

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I think the soft wooly pom-poms are just perfect for winter! Love your clocks too. Happy to feature you at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

marie said...

I love the wreath(s) and garland! Thank you for the links too!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Great job on the pom poms! I love the white for winter. Cute, cute! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Happy New Year!

Blessings, Deborah

The Charm of Home said...

I love them both. I haven't seen the wreath.So cute. Sherry

Kathy said...

Your Pom Pom Anthropologie knock off is marvelous! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I love it! Pinning to our Monday Funday board. Thanks for linking!

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