February 9, 2012

Creating Anthropologie Style in Your Home for Less!


Hello everyone! It's another bright sunny February day here in the midwest--
and I'm loving it! It has been so nice to let my boys go out and play this winter
with our mild temperatures--the best winter I can remember! 

So, if you're been following along, you might know that I've been working 
on a few projects inspired by that gorgeous store, Anthropologie. 
(Did you see my table revamp? )

 It's not within my budget to buy things there, but I love
making a good knock-off decoration! 

Something I really like to do this time of year when I'm antsy for
 spring to arrive is buy a few new houseplants to bring 
something fresh and living inside.

And today I'm going to show you how I took a thrift store milk glass vase
and repurposed it into a pretty planter to create my Anthro style for less! 

On the left, you see what I created. And on the right, my inspiration:




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This is so easy, you barely need a tutorial, but pictures are always fun, so here goes: 

Here's what you'll need:



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 I used wine corks as a drainage and filler. 
I bought my milk glass vase at a thrift store earlier for only $1
(which I don't think is genuine milk glass, but I like the look).


Next, I added my organic potting mix from the greenhouse. (Do you like my action shot?)


Then, I carefully added my succulent plant.
(these are nice because they are low-maintenance plants)


And, was done! Easy, right? 



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I hope you enjoyed this post! I've been really overwhelmed by all the great comments I've been getting on my projects-I am so thankful for all of my followers and support by fellow bloggers and friends.

Please bear with me as I work on responding and visiting all of you too-
I am also a full-time mommy of 2 active boys learning how to juggle my responsibilities and hobbies! (But I'm having a lot of fun! )

Thanks for visiting today! And don't forget, you have only one more day to enter the $100 Ramsign giveaway-click on the button on the sidebar to the right to enter!


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17 comments:

  1. This looks great Kristina! I hadn't heard of using corks for drainage. Will have to try that. Your photos always look amazing too. What program do you use for your editing?

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    1. Hi Sarah! Corks are great for drainage because they don't absorb the water! Thanks for your kind words on my photos-when I edit, I use photoshop :)

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  2. Hi Kristina!

    What a lovely blog you have here. So full of great and informative posts! I have perused a few of your posts and enjoyed each one. So nice stopping by to visit with your this evening :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

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    1. Thank you! So glad you've been enjoying my posts! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Isn't Anthro so inspiring - love a good knock off!

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    1. Thanks, Laurel! I agree-everything they have is gorgeous! (and so fun to copy)

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  4. I recently received an Anthro catalog. What fun to look at, but those prices?! Wow! It does fill me with all kinds of inspiration, though! I recently planted my own container of succulents. I love them so much because they really only need to be watered maybe once a month. I always forget to water plants and they die so succulents seemed perfect for me! I used an old wooden box to plant mine in...fun to find containers (cheap or free) to fill with plants!

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    1. Teresa-I agree, really fun, but I would never pay that much. That's why it's been fun to try and mimic their amazing decorating style! Succulents are so pretty and easy to have around. I think our plants do so well because we forget to water them too!

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  5. It's so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to Kiss & Tell over at I Gotta Create!

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    1. Thank you, Christina! Thanks for stopping by and for hosting :)

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  6. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/lobster-stuffed-mushrooms-show-your.html

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  7. Very cute! I am a huge anthro fan :) And this is very pretty!

    I host a Weekly Friday Link Party I would love for you to join!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful!! And, of course, the photography is over-the-top good!!

    Thank you SO much for linking up! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

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  9. How cool is this!! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Really neat and I do like your one photo with the dirt! I'm your newest follower!

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