Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Look for Less: Anthropologie Starfish Bottle


I love Anthropologie. I worked there for several months, and let me say, very little of my paycheck came home with me. Especially with the employee discount, I could hardly resist. Now my Anthropologie shopping visits are much less frequent. But when I saw these bottles there...I loved them!


However, the $88-$598 price tags? Yeah, right.


This one was my favorite. So I decided to make it...



I started with a bottle from Homegoods ($2.99) and a starfish from Michaels ($4.99). This project could be even less expensive if you use a 40% coupon at Michaels! (I needed mine for a more expensive item).

I took the top off of the bottle. Hot-glued the starfish into the mouth of the bottle (with several layers of hot glue). I propped the bottle against the wall while it dried. I wrapped natural jute around the bottle neck (with a little hot glue, of course). 

Voila...My $8 Look for Less!





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20 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks great- very beachy! i always love anthro, but not the prices, so it's nice to see the style for less!

Caroline said...

Super cute! I have the same problem with Anthropologie - I love that store more than any other, but have stopped visiting almost entirely because I'm tired of falling in love with items I would never purchase for the price they ask. It's hard to beat a place like Anthro for inspiration though!

paisley penguin said...

Awesome job. Way to create what you want for less!

becca said...

perfect! i love to steal anthro ideas. this idea is definitely going on my crafty to-do list.

Casa Bella said...

If I worked at Anthropologie I would be in debt! Great inspiration!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Caroline, that looks REALLY good!

Kelly

p.s. Walmart sometimes has those starfish in bulk on sale for a few dollars!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great job on your knock-off version!

Danielle said...

Wow- that looks great! I love that idea. I personally think I like yours better than anthropologies!

niartist said...

Great job! I actually make the soldered version just like the ones that antrhopologie carries and it's super easy. It's the crystals that can be a bit unruley! :) So excited to see this - you did a great job! Thanks for sharing! http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com
Artie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this is a gorgeous bottle! You are amazingly talented!

Bromeliad said...

How cute and sensible.

Kaysi said...

WOW! That looks great!

Donene said...

That looks amazing! I love inspiration when you can figure it out and make it yourself!

JoLynn said...

I love it! I'm very into the beachy look lately too, so this is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

great & practical tutorial. i love it.

in fact, our readers would love to be able to find you and how you've put this together.


so how about this: get yourself a link back to your article.

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Phuong said...

I am so trying this! Love finding budget friendly alternatives with a high end look! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. I found you on the DIY Tutorial Linky Party at FineCraftGuild.com

Lindsey said...

love this!! So easy!

Its So Very Cheri said...

You did fabulous. I need to go back to the beach and get some shells. This would go great with my Faux Driftwood Sailboat. I hope you will coe over and take a look-you might want to make one too.

Cheri

Jessica Brown said...

i'm impressed! nice work.

Tracy F. said...

Yours looks better than theirs!