Knock Off Anthropologie Jute Hurricane Lantern

Monday, June 4, 2012



So here's my inspiration, an outdoor jute hurricane lantern from Anthropologie.  I made mine with things I had on hand - so free works for me!




Here are the supplies I used:  Empty Turkey Hill Sun Brew iced tea container, garden twine, jute rope, burlap, black cord, number stencil, black acrylic paint, and you will need a glue gun.  I had all of these items on hand.



The black cord -- well my family has a large sealed container that is the graveyard for all random cords/adapters.  Between my husband and three older boys, we have accumulated quite a few gagets over the years and somehow we have also accumulated a lot of extra cords that I would like to throw out, but they won't let me because they may need one some day!!!  Sooo, I decided to invade their supply and put one of these cords to good use!  If you don't have any random cords at your house (lucky you), then you could adapt this and use some upholstery cording, pipecleaner, whatever.

Okay, on to the tutorial.

Remove the label from the iced tea container.  I used Goo Gone.  Then, cut the top off the container as shown by the red mark.


The original Anthropologie hurricane appears to have a metal frame.  To replicate the look, I used the black cord.  Cut six pieces of cord to fit the height of your container.  Run a bead of hot glue (I used the low setting) down the length of the first corner and apply the cord.   Repeat with all the corners.  Then in the middle front, add another piece of cord.  Repeat for the middle back.  Do not add black cord to the middle sides.


Start on the left side and create a loop with your garden twine and glue at the top.  Then continue to glue the twine down the side, across the bottom, up the other side, and end by creating another loop.


Take your burlap and cut to the approximate size needed to cover the container.   Line up the burlap along the top edge of the container and leave enough at the bottom to fold over.  Run a bead of hot glue down what will be the middle back piece of cord and attach the burlap.  Use your finger and thumb to run over the burlap covered cord.  This will accent the cord even more to create a ridge and give the appearance of a metal frame.  Continue to the next line of cord and repeat the process the whole way around to your starting point at the back.


When you get back to your starting point, cut off any excess burlap and fold over to create a clean seam and glue.


At the bottom, simply fold and glue down the burlap like you would wrap a present.


Create a stencil with the number you would like to use (I used Contact paper with my Silhouette cutter).  You could also use a rubber stamp or even just write on the burlap with a black Sharpie.  I chose the number 50, because that is our house number.  I think a monogram would be great for this project as well.  Center your stencil on what will be the front of the lantern and fill in with black acrylic paint.


Next, glue the jute cord to the very top edge of the container.  This will cover up your container cut line and burlap raw edge.  Start at the middle back of the container where your seam begins and work your way around gluing a little at a time.


This is what it will look like with the rope glued to the top edge.


Repeat the process for the bottom.


Cut a piece of jute rope to the length you would like for hanging.  Insert the rope through the twine loop.  Take the end of the rope up about an inch, pinch the rope together, and secure with glue.  Repeat on the other side with the other end of the rope.


Use your garden twine and wrap around the glued edges of the rope ends.  I used glue to start wrapping and then glued the end of my wrapped twine.  At the top, I created another loop for hanging by simply squeezing the rope together and wrapping again with the garden twine.


Add a battery operated candle and there you have it, a knock off Anthropologie jute lantern.  I know it seems like a lot of steps, but it really didn't take long and it was free!


This is my first tutorial, so please feel free to ask questions if something isn't clear.  Now, I need to make a few more of these to hang from the trees in my back yard!



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81 comments:

  1. Darling THRIFTY project..thanks for sharing it at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Linda,

      Thanks for stopping by! Love your blog!

      Doreen

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  2. WOW, I love this Doreen. You are so creative. Thanks for linking and sharing with the newbie party.

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    1. Dear Debbie,

      You are really tooooo kind! Thanks for stopping by!

      Doreen

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  3. LOVE, love, love this idea!! Thanks for sharing. You did great for your first tutorial!

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    1. Debbie,

      Thanks so much! It was a long process, but not too hard! Stop back anytime!

      Doreen

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  4. You did great for your first tutorial! It came out fantastic!

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    1. Becca,

      Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it!

      Doreen

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  5. Stopping by from BNOTP and think this is a fantastic copycat! I love it! You did a wonderful job with attention to detail that makes it look much more like the real thing!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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    1. Lorraine,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. I just visited your lovely blog and I'm your newest follower!

      Doreen

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  6. I looove burlap projects! I hope you'll come by and link this up at my weekly link party going on now!

    http://www.salttree.net/2012/06/open-call-tuesdays-7-giveaway.html

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    1. Amber,

      Thanks for the invite. I just linked my jute lantern tutorial to your party. Also, I'm your newest follower.

      Thanks, again!

      Doreen

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  7. I absolutely love this and am pinning it now! I cannot believe you made that from stuff lying around your house!

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  8. Angela,

    Thanks so much and thanks for pinning the project!

    Doreen

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  9. Great tutorial! I think it is even cuter than the anthropology one. I might have to try this!
    ♥Linsey

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    1. Linsey,

      Thanks so much. You should make one! Taking the pics and putting together the tutorial was the worst part!

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  10. Hi! I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's Newbie Link Party. I'm obsessed with burlap ... I love your laterns. So cute!

    Carolyn
    {my simple messterpiece}

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    1. Carolyn,

      Thanks for visiting from Debbidoo's! I will have to stop by your blog!

      Doreen

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  11. This is an awesome knock-off! Love it!

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    1. Debbie,

      Thanks so much and especially for choosing me to be in the spotlight this week!

      Have a blessed day!

      Doreen

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  12. You wowed me! It looks store bought. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. You did a fantastic job!

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    1. Tammy,

      You are too sweet! Thanks for stopping by!

      Blessings to you,

      Doreen

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  13. Love this! Such a great idea and job!

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    1. Amy,

      So sweet of you to stop by and comment on my jute lantern!

      Have a blessed day,

      Doreen

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  14. Great tutorial. You could sell them!

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    1. Bonnie,

      Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your kind words!

      Blessings,

      Doreen

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  15. I love it! It's even better than the original! We have a new link party we'd love for you to link up to. http://fullcirclecreations.blogspot.com/2012/06/its-time-for-all-star-block-party.html

    Holly

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for the invite! I'll be over to check it out!

      Doreen

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  16. Hilarious. . . my husband insists that we hang on to random cords as well! I never thought to craft with them. Looks like I will be looking through the stash to see what I can come up with to make this great lantern! I love everything about it! I am a fellow newbie over at the "newbie party!" And, I am your newest follower!

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    1. Melissa,

      So glad to hear mine isn't the only household with random cords! I'll be sure to visit a fellow newbie's blog! I'll be watching for some awesome random cord project there!!!!

      Doreen

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  17. BRILLIANT!! And I LOVE the recycle {which I'm totally into}, which makes this so earth-friendly, too! It really turned out to be gorgeous, Doreen!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
    Wildly Original Round Up party every Wednesday at 7pm!

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    1. Christina,
      I so agree with you. I prefer to reuse/up cycle as much as I can. Thanks for the party invite!

      Doreen

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  18. Wow, that looks fabulous! What a creative use of materials! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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    1. Thanks so much and for the invite!

      Doreen

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  19. Stopping over from your newbie feature at ReFreshReStyle to say hello. Your knock off is every bit as nice as the original and I too prefer your price!

    ~Bliss~

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    1. Bliss,
      I didn't realize I was in the spotlight! Thanks for popping over to let me know! I don't know about my lantern being as nice as the original, but soooo do prefer the price! $38 lanterns aren't in my budget right now!

      Doreen

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  20. This is terrific Doreen...I absolutely love it!!!

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  21. Diane,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for you kind words!

    Have a blessed day!

    Doreen

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  22. This is a very awsome project...Love it and love everything burlap. Thanks for sharing and writing the tutorial.

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    1. Tammy,

      Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words!

      Doreen

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  23. Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial. I love it and could totally see these hanging from a huge oak somewhere.

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    1. Brandy,

      Thanks for visiting and your kind words on the tutorial!

      Doreen

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  24. I love it!! As hurricane season has just begun, I have to add it to my "hurricane preparedness" and can't wait to make one...or two!! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I'm do glad you are going to make one! Best wishes for a safe and uneventful hurricane season!

      Doreen

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  25. This is so my style. I love it. I'm your newest follower. I hope you will follow me back. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. Geri,

      Thanks for following and your kind comment! I'm off to visit your blog!

      Doreen

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  26. Amazing project, it looks fabulous!!!!

    Tanya :)

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    1. Tanya,

      Thanks for visiting and your kind comment! Come back again!

      Doreen

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  27. Great idea, and I am thinking of an alternative with lace and ribbon - maybe for an outdoor wedding, or a ladies' garden tea! So cute, and your tutorial was very accurate and clear!

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    1. GramiePamie,

      I agree, this idea could be adorable for an outdoor wedding or garden party! Let me know if you make one!
      Thanks for visiting and your kind comments!

      Doreen

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  28. That looks great, Doreen! What an amazing copycat and I really love that you used what you had on hand. Nice job!

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    1. Kathy,

      Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments on the Anthropologie lantern, Have a great weekend!

      Doreen

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  29. Wow this is fantastic. I am going to have to try this. love it. thanks for sharing
    cheers Fiona

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    1. Fiona,

      So glad you are going to make a lantern of your own! Would love to see it when you do! Thanks for stopping by!

      Doreen

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  30. NICE KNOCK OFF, I AM GOING TO TRY THIS!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

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    1. Deanne,

      So glad you are going to make a lantern of your own! Would love to see it when you are done! Thanks for visiting!

      Doreen

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  31. Wow - you put some work in that. Turned out very nice. Have fun using it!

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    1. Joyce,

      It was quite a few steps, but easy! Thanks for stopping by!

      Doreen

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  32. Great job! I love it! I think I will give it a try. If/when I do, I will post and link up to you!
    Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog!

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  33. Lofty ideas,

    Thanks and would love to see your jute lantern when you make it! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Doreen

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  34. That is super cool. It looks exactly like the Anthro one! Great job:)

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  35. gorgeous!! great job! featured this tonight! stop by and grab a button!! ;)

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  36. What an awesome, easy, affordable fun project and so useful and good looking. I have a new stencil I just got so will use that for the lantern sides. From all the comments you got looks like it's a winner. I love these knock-offs you bloggers come up with. Now to get somebody to buy them from me. I never kept burlap in my supplies before til I started subscribing and reading blogs. It's been one of the highlights of my life since. Sure has inspired me.
    Love your blog and will subscribe when I finish writing this comment.

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    1. So glad you were inspired to make your own burlap lantern! It was such an easy and inexpensive project!

      Doreen

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  37. I love it- and am sharing it at the party tonight! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  38. So very cool!! I am sharing this at my party tonight which starts at 2:00 EST. Thank you!

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  39. That was genius replicating the wire frame in the Anthro one!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  40. Congratulations on your feature at Feathered Nest Friday. I love this great knock off and thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. Great Job!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  41. Just beautiful! How clever of you to duplicate that detail of the 'wire' frame using the old cords!

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  42. So cool. I have this stuff on hand, too. Hhhmmmm...always good when you can knock-off Anthropologie!

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  43. Awesome project Doreen ... love how yours turned out & definitely feel inspired to try this for some mood lighting by the pool :~)

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  44. This is fantastic! I can't wait to make a few!!!Thank you for sharing!!

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  45. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. It's beautiful!

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  46. Doreen, I saw this on Hometalk. Love, love it! I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. Would love if you shared sometime.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Love your blog and this project - so pretty and such an awesome knockoff! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  48. Hi Doreen, Found your link at Cupcakes and crinoline burlap linky party. Love your lantern, you did a great job on it, and your tutorial! Thank you for sharing! Pinning!

    Linda

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  49. Wow, I love how this looks! The black cord to replicate the metal frame of the Anthropology lantern was brilliant! :o)

    Tania

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  50. I featured you today - love your knockoff DIY! Gorgeous! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/09/8-burlap-diy-and-decor-projects.html

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