...anthro monogram mug knockoff...

I was surfing through Anthrpologie the other night...quietly weeping over all the amazing items I will never be able to afford.

Oh, Anthro, why do you treat me this way? I love your shoppe (the fancy way to spell "store") and yet I feel distanced from you (57 minutes to be exact...if there's not a lot of traffic)...I aspire to someday wear your outfits, open a dresser outfitted with your drawer pulls, write on your $42.00 pads of paper...but, until then...thank goodness for the web and it's abundant knockoff ideas.

Let's add one to the bunch, shall we?

My Anthro knock-off monogram mug...
Now, coming in at just $8.00, the original of this mug is one of the few things at A that I could actually buy without having to raid the kids' college funds. HOWEVER, never wanting to spend 1 cent more that I have to, I decided to make my own. Plus, that 57+ minute drive would cost more in gas than the little mug itself...

So, here we are: the originals (which I do absolutely adore, and will probably end up buying next time I'm at my Mom's house - she's just 5 minutes from A)...

Anthropologie's Homegrown Monogram Mug

The colors and paintings on these are just so cool...and I love how the monograms look (and probably are) handpainted...

And here's mine:



I love the way the "M" looked on the original, so I did mine the same (sorta) way...

I just used a stencil that I made with Mabel (my Silhouette), painted the mug (from the Dollar Store - booyah), waited for it to dry and free-handed the "m" - I used acrylic paints, because I wanted to be able to just wash the paint off when I wanted a new look (or a cup of coffee)...

I like the way it turned out...
Grady (my middle boy) asked if the mug was going to be used to hold M&Ms...hmmm...I knew I recognized that "m" from somewhere...

10 comments

  1. That's adorable! I've seen those mugs and wanted them, too . . . now I can make one I can actually afford! ($8 = too much for a mug) And also, I have never been to an Anthropologie in person--can you believe it? I think I might be missing out on, like, a basic human experience.

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  2. Very cute! It's always great to make stuff for cheaper than you can buy it! Always gives me a real sense of pride and accomplishment! :))

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  3. Lovely knockoff. And I am with Rachel...I live about 30 minutes away from one and I have never been there. Online...yes. In person...nope.

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  4. Ok, when I read the title to this post I read it as mammogram mug! I was like a what? I think I need more sleep. It turned out so cute! Love the color and I like the way your son thinks. What a great holder for some m&m's :)

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  5. Maggie, you are the bomb-diggity. I featured your mug today: http://www.maybematilda.com/2011/05/five-favorites-and-my-mothers-day-gift.html

    Thanks for always sharing your awesome projects!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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