2.24.2010

Anthropologie Craft Party at House Notes Today!

Always one for a challenge, I was thoroughly intrigued by my friend Meg's Anthropologie Craft Off over at her blog, House Notes! 

The task?  Create something inspired by Anthropologie for a fraction of the cost.  Anthro is SO COOL, SO DROOL-WORTHY.....

...but seriously you would have to be hitting the bong professionally to pay their prices.  $148 for a shower curtain?!  $128 for a throw pillow...yes....a THROW pillow!  

So I'm thinking to myself, "oh I got this one in the bag!  I know exactly what I'm going to do!"  

Then. LIFE. happened.

After a whirlwind weekend of latin dance competition and a beginning of the week filled with trying to get the house back in order, I just ran out of time.  So, lame as it may be, I'll show you what I intended to do and hopefully I can show you the real deal in a few days!

 
These are "one-of-a-kind" Nomad Flyers and this can be yours for just......$328!  I wonder if the buyers at Anthro feel a little dirty sometimes....
Enter the famous Dollar Tree birdies that have been flying all over blogland...


 
(photo courtesy of Jane at Finding Fabulous, because I'm too lazy to pick up my camera and go shoot a pic of my birdies!) 

So my idea was to take torn pieces of printed scrapbook paper and decoupauge them to the birdies to imitate the "Nomad Flyers" from Anthro.  

That's the idea anyway, we'll see how it turns out and I'll post on it soon, hopefully!

I'll leave you with more pictures of the "I could buy an Ikea SOFA for the price of one bird" beauties....


 



9 comments:

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

They are unique looking but I have no doubt they can be recreated with the paper-decopauge plan! Can't wait to see them!

Meg said...

Oh my gosh, hitting the bong professionally cracked me up!

And how clever are you? I have not seen the infamous dollar tree birdies! I seriously cannot wait to see your finished project! Another girl made a replica of a 2000 dollar Anthropologie painting for 8 dollars. Insanity!

I'm excited to see your decoupage skills! So clever!!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a great idea, I can't wait to see how yours turn out! Then you can turn around and sell them for $150 and they'd still be a bargain compared to the Anthro birdies! ;-)

Kat :)

Mary said...

I haven't seen the dollar store birdies either, but I love them! I can't wait till you post pictures of the finished product; they're going to look amazing!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I haven't seen nor been to an Anthropologie store in ages..., ever since we moved to this remote-ish coastal town! And Kat is right..., money can be made with knock off's!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm going to be honest...I think the Dollar Store birds are cuter. Can't wait to see what you do.

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

I really need to get my craft on. Last week, I saw these birds and they had a little dot blemish on all of them so I passed them up. I never thought of painting them or decoupaging them. I need a better craft-head when I shope!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can't wait to see how you do it!

Annesphamily said...

I like your birdies better! That bong remark cracked me up! I am a child of the 60s! LOL!

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