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15 Anthropologie DIYs That Don't Cost A Ton To Make

Anthropologie trends, budget-friendly prices.

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1. Glue beads to a few of your bobby pins for a personalized hair accessory.

See the full how-to here.
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See the full how-to here.

2. Decoupage pretty patterned paper to your knobs with the help of plastic wrap.

The plastic wrap will hold the paper evenly onto the knob while the glue dries. See how it's done here.
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The plastic wrap will hold the paper evenly onto the knob while the glue dries. See how it's done here.

3. Shape and paint clay for a set of cute ring holders.

Polymer clay is pretty cheap, so you don't have to worry about doing it perfectly on your first try. Get a box of 1.75 pounds worth of polymer clay from Amazon for $9.26 and see the instructions for this project here.
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Polymer clay is pretty cheap, so you don't have to worry about doing it perfectly on your first try. Get a box of 1.75 pounds worth of polymer clay from Amazon for $9.26 and see the instructions for this project here.

4. String together a few handmade tassels for a cute pair of earrings.

Get the instructions here. Love earrings? Here's a list of 15 Trendy Earrings That You Can Make Instead Of Buy.
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Get the instructions here. Love earrings? Here's a list of 15 Trendy Earrings That You Can Make Instead Of Buy.

5. Or string together some beads and a tassel for a new statement necklace.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

6. Spray-paint your letter holder to make your "to do" pile at least *appear* less daunting.

This tutorial provides instructions for actually building your own letter holder, but you can just spray-paint one you already own or purchase one for $12.99 on Amazon.
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This tutorial provides instructions for actually building your own letter holder, but you can just spray-paint one you already own or purchase one for $12.99 on Amazon.

7. Iron tiny heart appliques onto an old long-sleeve shirt.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

8. Make a delicately decorated mirror by shoving gold wire into a styrofoam disc and sticking a mirror on top.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

9. Or just cover a mirror with gold or silver foil for something a bit simpler.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

10. Cover a dollar-store clipboard in rose gold contact paper for a gorgeous calendar stand.

The tutorial for this one is a bit more ~involved~ but you definitely don't need to add on all the extra features if you want to keep it simple. Consider keeping the clip on the clipboard instead of adding the dowel and hanging it on your wall instead of adding the stand. Then the only supplies you would need would be the rose gold contact paper.
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The tutorial for this one is a bit more ~involved~ but you definitely don't need to add on all the extra features if you want to keep it simple. Consider keeping the clip on the clipboard instead of adding the dowel and hanging it on your wall instead of adding the stand. Then the only supplies you would need would be the rose gold contact paper.

11. And spray-paint your rusty wire mesh baskets to match.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

12. Thin out some porcelain to cover your plates and trays in watercolor.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

13. Sew a few pom-poms to your pillows.

Get the instructions for making pompoms here.
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Get the instructions for making pompoms here.

14. Or add fuzzy tassels to make your fuzzy blankets even fuzzier.

Learn how to make and attach tassels here.
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Learn how to make and attach tassels here.

15. Cover labels with chalkboard paint and attach them to your mason jars for a more organized spice rack.

Get the instructions here. If you don't have the steadiest hand, you can use these stick-on chalkboard labels. Get some from Amazon for $12.05.
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Get the instructions here. If you don't have the steadiest hand, you can use these stick-on chalkboard labels. Get some from Amazon for $12.05.

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