Anthropologie is the greatest, right? I don’t even mean their clothing selection, but rather their curated atmosphere. They always have amazing window displays and in store installations. One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of their installations take everyday materials and make them interesting through repetition or color choice. I decided to give it a try and I made a really amazing art piece for less than $10! It took a really, really, REALLY long time and required a lot of patience, but the result is beautiful. If you are interested in learning how I did it, keep reading.
- Newspaper – I collected free weekly newspapers every day when I walked Zuzu. I ended up using a lot of newspapers. In total I think I used 10 papers.
- Hot Glue Gun
- 3 Foam Boards – I got mine from the Dollar Tree
1. Sort through the newspaper and look for sections with text only. Cut those sections into squares and follow the tutorial I made for paper flowers here. Instead of using hot glue, I used tape to hold the flowers together. I could have used hot glue, but I kept burning my fingers, so I resorted to tape.
2. After making a large pile of flowers, begin gluing them onto foam boards. Make sure to follow an organic shape instead of trying to glue them in neat rows.
3. Continue making and gluing flowers until you have covered all three foam boards. After it dries, shake the board upside down to look for any loose pieces. Secure those pieces with extra glue.
I’ve hung my installation over the sleeper couch in our office/spare bedroom.
Now I have a little piece of Anthropolgie at home with me.