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Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

by | Oct 23, 2013 | Creative Inspiration & Projects, Decorating Inspiration, DIY

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Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

Hello and WELCOME, lovelies!

Today is the last day, day 31, of my 6th annual Fall nesting series! I cannot BELIEVE it’s been 31 days already and honestly, I have had such a blast that I don’t want it to end! But if it has to end, it may as well end with something FUN! So how about a project inspired by one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie!?

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

But not only is it the last day of my series, but my friend Lindsay of Makely Home had a great idea for a party called Knocktoberfest where 28 awesome bloggers would do a budget knock off of a designer piece or a display knock off from a favorite store or magazine. Knocktoberfest is a week long party and we are jumping in here on day three! You can find the party hub here at Makely Home so you can find all the bloggers and their projects as they share them all week long!

If you are arriving here from Lindsay’s @ The White Buffalo Company, welcome! Did you see her project?! OH MY GOODNESS! So good.

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

So, you all know I have a long standing crush on Anthropologie. I’m not ashamed about that. Anthro is cool. When I saw this whimsical pom pom tassel pillow, I knew I wanted one for myself.  At $58, it this tassel pillow was not the most expensive pillow in the world, but I knew I could make it for much less. And while I’m not all that crafty, this was an easy project even I could do!

Now, to really make this a budget project I could have made the pillow from scratch. But, I already had a pillow from World Market that I thought would be adorable with the tassel detail. This pillow was about $16.

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

In the short time I had to find supplies (I went to JoAnn Fabrics) I wasn’t able to find the pom pom trim that looked exactly like what was on the Anthro pillow. But, I improvised with something close and decided I could put two strands together, side by side.

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

But I still wasn’t really happy with it. The Anthro pom poms seemed a little more haphazard and fun and my pom poms seemed a little uniform. So, I messed it up a little bit by pulling on the tassels so some hung down lower than others, and then twisting them up and around until they looked a little more CRAZY and pulled apart.

Ahhh, yes. That’s a bit better. Perfect is overrated.

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

Then I doubled up the strands and stitched them to my pillow. Since my pillow was a rectangle and not a square like the Anthro one, I just did two rows across.

And, voila! My Anthro knock off tassel pillow.

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff


I was pretty pleased with how cute it turned out! Little details like this are what makes Anthro my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anthropologie Pillow Knockoff

Don’t forget to go visit my amazing friend Ana White, she will be your next stop on this Knocktoberfest BlogHop! I put tassels on a pillow and she most likely built something incredible with power tools. She’s incredibly talented so I can’t wait to see her project! (and don’t forget to visit Lindsay of @ The White Buffalo Company}!

31 Days Falling for Fall Links:

The Evolution of AutumnFive Designer Secrets (Fall Dining Room)Savor Fall: Coffee StationFall Nesting: Mixing A Cozy Eclectic StyleDIY Pegboard & Tool Organization for ProjectsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 1)Welcoming Autumn (Gather Round Up)Things I Love About Fall: Cozy BedroomRustic FallCreating Ambience (New Wall Sconces)Don’t Be That Mom (Fall Organization)Fall Backyard Project (Pea Gravel Patio)Color Blocking Fall BranchesSlow Fall & Decoupage Pumpkin DecorFive Ways to Fall In Love With Your HomeFall Entry Decorating IdeasDesigner Secrets (Welcoming Dining Room 2)Dream Versus Reality (Decorating Styles)Delightful Painted PumpkinsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 2),  Simple Fall Centerpiece (Use What You Have)DIY Gold Polka Dot MugsMy Open Kitchen ShelvesMaking The Most of Hallways, Entries and Small RoomsMake Everyday Things More BeautifulDelicious Pumpkin Square Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cozy Fall Family Room Updates, Easy DIY Firepit, Favorite Fall Candle, Five Designer Secrets: Cozy Rooms, DIY Anthropologie Pillow Knock Off, Round up of my Fall Projects


  1. Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co.

    LOVE your tassle pillow!!!! So awesome :) And I agree with you, perfection is overrated and I love the “tousled” look much better. Amazing job, Melissa! And can I just say how honored I am to be “mentioned” on your blog?! I’ve read yours for years and LOVE it. Literally so “inspiring!”

  2. Carmel

    I heart Anthro in a major way. This has me staring down a red velvet pillow cover I have around here. I see pom poms in it’s future. ;)

  3. Dria

    Wow you did a fantastic job on this! Your pillows look like they could be a part of the Anthro collection!!

  4. Lindsay @ Makely

    Melissa, this is absolutely adorable! I love it. I’ve been lusting over the Anthro fringe curtains for my daugther’s room that’s made in a similar way. Maybe I should just knock them off instead of paying $1000 for a curtain panel!

  5. Cindy

    Super cute!!!

  6. Amy @ Mommy Rodeo

    I always think that with pillows – they seem more expensive than they should be. AND I can do it myself. Which I have done. And it’s fun to do it yourself because I’m always changing what I like. Pillows can change the whole room. Great job!

  7. Juliane at Modern Mural

    I love how dainty the poms are! You did a great job with the knock off. $50+ for a pillow is definitely way too much when you’ve made your own!

  8. Jackie

    I love your pillow even better than the Anthro version. It looks fabulous with two strips of poms across a lumbar pillow. So fun!

  9. Design Chic

    Love your pillow – such a cute idea and great the way you gave it a relaxed look!

  10. Roeshel

    It’s so pretty, Melissa! I love the tutorial step for adding imperfection to make it perfect! ;)

  11. Pam

    Love it!

  12. Shirley

    I adore your knock off throw pillow. First off, it’s a color I love, and secondly I rarely pay nearly $60 for a pillow. I’d love to try something like this, and I like the idea of ‘messing’ the pom poms up a bit… I’d like to even find some in a faded color….

  13. Linda@Creekside

    Yay! You made it through 31 days! Only got a few left on this end. Phew!


  14. Tracy Laverty

    I love your knock-off pillow! Thank you for inspirational ideas. Love your blog!

  15. Vee

    It’s been a fun series, Melissa. Lots of inspiration…

  16. Stephanie

    What a great idea! We shared this page with our followers:) Thanks for stirring our creative juices!

  17. Brittany

    Love this :) I’ve had this pillow pinned to make for myself too!


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