DIY Anthropologie Tapestry

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DIY Anthropologie Tapestry
Traditionally, tapestries were woven on a loom. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Anthropologie tapestries are stunning and beautiful, but they tend to be pricey. Save money and make your own Anthropologie-inspired tapestry at home. You can hang tapestries on the wall to embellish a room or use them as decorative rugs or to cover furniture.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

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    Visit an Anthropologie store or the Anthropologie website for ideas on the kinds of styles, patterns and designs that you desire to imitate. Anthropologie home decor is known for its hippie, bohemian trends. Examine tapestries, rugs and other fabrics (such as bedding or curtains) and collect ideas.

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    Weave a tapestry, if you are skilled and have patience for the project. According to the American Tapestry Alliance, a skilled, professional tapestry weaver who works full time (40 hours a week) normally takes a month to weave one square meter. For an Anthropologie inspired tapestry, use thick, strong fibre that is brightly coloured. Create an image of a bird, flower, butterfly or other animal or plant, as nature-inspired motifs are commonly depicted in Anthropologie home decor.

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    Paint a canvas or an old bed sheet or shower curtain. Anthropologie decor reflects bold, experimental and innovative designs, so you cannot go wrong if you simply be creative. Use paint specifically intended for fabrics so the paint does not bleed, blot or fade. Paint a tree, leaves, raindrops, flowers, clouds or other scenes from nature.

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    Embellish an existing tapestry: Sew beads, fabric flowers, ribbons and other scraps onto the piece. Recycle old fabrics, cutting them into pieces and sewing patches onto the tapestry. Assemble different scraps into a colourful collage of materials to achieve Anthropologie's eye-catching, eclectic look.

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