DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

26 May

Do you love Anthropologie's furniture and home decor sections as much as I do? They have some really cool and unique stuff.


But man... those prices... I recently saw some lampshades on their site that I just loved but there's no way I would pay the prices they're selling them at... I mean $128 for a medium-size lampshade... the shade only, that doesn't include the lamp! That's crazy talk ๐Ÿ˜ต


I decided that I could recreate the lampshades I saw on their site pretty inexpensively. I'm sharing the first one here.


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

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The picture above is a side-by-side comparison of the Anthropologie Embroidered Cockatoo Lamp Shade and my finished lampshade.


Mind you, theirs has machine-embroidered embellishments and much more detailed flowers and birds but I think I've still achieved the same vibe and for a lot less too! 


Theirs cost $128 for a medium-sized shade and the large is on sale at $148 (normally $168) and it's back-ordered until September!


In comparison, mine cost under $16.00!! But even if you have to buy everything new it should only be around $35 or $40.

  • Lampshade - free (I already had it)
  • Felt - free (I already had it)
  • Bee applique - $7.99
  • Hummingbird applique - $2.79
  • Felt ribbon - $2.99
  • Green leaf cutout ribbon - $1.99


Supplies Needed


I made a video showing my process for making this. As always, the video tutorial goes into much more detail and it's less than 30 minutes long, but the basic tutorial is included here as well ๐Ÿ˜Š



I started with a plain white lampshade that I already had. You can use any shape just so long as it has a solid surface to which you can add your details (ignore this terrible picture of me, it's a screenshot from the video because as per usual, I forgot to take a before picture ๐Ÿ˜”).


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

I had the picture of the Anthro lamp up on my computer so I could refer back to it as I was working on mine. I did not copy it exactly but did recreate some of the elements on theirs such as the Cockatoo and the yarn tassel flowers.


I started with the yarn tassel flowers using some scraps of yarn I already had.


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

Then I added them to the lampshade with glue. The folded end was covered with a felt receptacle (as it's called in flower lingo ๐Ÿ˜‚). I used the green leaf cutout ribbon to create stems.


I created some in purple and pink at the top of the shade and these in yellow and aqua at the bottom of the shade.


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

Now to recreate a cockatoo! I cut the body shape from a piece of pink felt, the beak from green, and the crown (cockatoo lingo!) in yellow. The feathers are made from the felt ribbon!


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

I then went rogue and created my own exotic flower (inspired by another Anthro lamp, the Anthropologie Majorcan Garden Lamp Shade.


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp


I made this with another shape cut from felt as the base.

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

Then I cut diamonds from the scraps of the felt ribbon that were left after I cut off all the teardrop shapes for the bird's feathers and added them on top. The yellow (stigma) is part of the felt ribbon too).

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

And then I used some green felt and the leaf ribbon to finish it off.

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

I also made some dandelions from the yellow felt ribbon by just rolling pieces of it up and then flattening it out.


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp


I trimmed the base a little so they would lie flatter on the lampshade.


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

Finally, I added the bee and hummingbird appliques to finish it off!


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

I found the lamp base at the thrift store for just $1.00!! I thought the yellow glass went so well with my new shade!


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

This shade turned out better than I expected and it now happily lives in my colorful craft room! What do you think?


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp


DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

I have another Anthro knock-off lamp that I'll be making too. I'm just waiting on something I ordered to help make it so stay tuned!!

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DIY Anthropologie Knock-Off Lamp

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  1. I absolutely love your lampshade Tania! It is adorably cool, and the price is amazing. I think I might have to make one someday. When I do I'll link to yours as my inspiration. Pinned!

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  2. I love it! Totally adorable and fun project! There are so many options for using similar things from one's stash, too! The problem would be knowing when enough is enough! LOL!

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    1. Thank you! I know, I kept wanting to add more!

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  3. $128 for a lampshade ๐Ÿ˜ฒ You go girl, your version is so adorable!

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    1. RIGHT?! It's crazy, thank you for the sweet comment!

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  4. Cute lampshade---and so very, very Tania!

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