Anthropologie Inspired Heart Pillow

Make this cute Anthropologie Inspired Heart Pillow for Valentine’s Day or any day! The neutral colors blend with any decor and it’s no sew!

This pillow is so fun and super simple to make. Seriously…if you can cut out hearts and iron, you are golden. This Anthropologie Heart Collector Pillow caught my eye right away when I was roaming around the Anthro website. It was love at first sight…until I saw the price. That’s when my mouth sort of fell open. 

(This pillow is no longer available on the Anthropologie website. Affiliate links included. Click HERE for my disclosure statement.)

Anthropologie Heart Collector Pillow from anthropologie.com

Cute right? But would you pay $198? Most likely your answer is NO! It looks to be made beautifully and is linen with a down insert. It also measures 24 x 24 inches, which is huge. It would look amazing on a large chair or as the center-point on a bed. My version is not as big. It’s 18 x 18 inches and the total cost was under $15.00.

anthropologie inspired heart pillow supplies needed

Anthropologie Inspired Heart Pillow Supplies Needed:

The pillow cover came from Hobby Lobby and was $4.99. The Wonder Under was half price so the whole box was about $5 and I used less than a yard. In my price I included a few dollars for the heart fabric, but I actually used some I already had. If you had a spare pillow cover and some Wonder Under, you could actually do this project for free.

1.) First thing to do is print off your heart templates. I printed mine on cardboard so they were easier to trace. Cut out the sizes you want to use.

2.) Iron your Wonder Under to your piece of fabric. I used a scrap piece that measured about 15 x 20 inches. Let it cool.

3.) Trace your hearts on the Wonder Under.

anthropologie inspired heart pillow method

4.) Cut them out and peel off the paper back.

5.) Iron your pillow cover and then randomly place your hearts. When you have it just right, carefully press them onto the pillow cover. 

anthropologie heart pillow close up

If you look closely at the bottom corner of the Anthro pillow you will see that they stamped a little quote. I had no way of replicating that so I used  a piece of hand stamped ribbon on two of my hearts. I just ironed them on with a piece of fusible tape.

anthropologie heart pillow knock off

So…what do you think? Clearly it’s not an exact copy. I loved the way the Anthro hearts were frayed around the edges. They were sewn on though before the pillow cover was assembled. My way was so much easier…and you have to admit you can’t beat the price. Until next time…

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35 Comments

  1. I’d never spend that on the Anthro pillow. I’m not just saying this — I really like yours, better. Theirs is a little to “ragged” for my taste, so I find your much more appealing.

  2. Nothing original to say, as I agree with the majority of the comments. Yours is by far the most striking of the 2 and the price makes much more sense. Do like shabby chic but theirs is way to “shabby”, busy, messy looking. And my furbabies would have a hay day with it. So very glad you blog. Your site is one of my favourites. Unfortunately, we do not have a Hobby Lobby, Jo-Annes, etc. just a very limited and very price Michaels.
    Thank you.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I don’t know much about Michaels. We don’t have one so I hardly ever go. The closest is an hour away. We may be losing our Hobby Lobby as I heard they are closing some stores. Heartbreaking if mine shuts down! Thank you for following along ~ Ann

    2. Hi Barb, just wanted to pipe in and say that I don’t have a Hobby Lobby close either, nearly two hours away for me, but they do ship. I have ordered from their online shop and been very well pleased with the promptness of the shipping and the product prices. Shipping is reasonable too. Just an option I thought I would put out there.

  3. Atta Girl Amy says:

    Honestly, I like you version better than Anthropologie’s! Another great no-sew project. This group continues to inspire me.

  4. Deborah Jackovitch says:

    Ann, Once again you poured your heart out and shared it with us with your heart pillow. You are so creative and generous to share your projects with us. Thank goodness there is your blog to read and keep us inspired during this cold, crazy winter.
    You are our sunshine when the clouds block it from above.
    Thank you for sharing your time and inspirations with us.
    Deborah Jackovitch

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Oh my Deborah…you are more than welcome. I love what I do and I am so thankful there are readers like you out there! ~Ann

  5. Michele/Finch Rest says:

    That’s a gorgeous pillow, Ann – well done. How on earth do they come up with that pillow being worth over $200 with taxes? Lord have mercy.

    Like yours lots. Keep up the good work. Stay warm, safe and dry. BRRRRRR.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I thought the exact same thing. Even if it was imported French linen it still shouldn’t cost that much. I just can’t imagine. I am trying to stay warm but this weather is beginning to get very old! Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

  6. To reiterate what has been said, I’m digging yours better. While I like shabby, the anthro is a little too shabby for my liking! Yours is a winner.

  7. Perfect no sew project!! I really do like your rendition better…great job once again!! Thank you

  8. Your pillow is great and I like it much better than the Anthro one. I do sew and enjoy it, I’d be delighted if you throw in some sewing projects!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      OK! I will see what I can come up with. Thanks for letting me know!

  9. Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds says:

    I ♥ it! Turned out adorable!

  10. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    I would take your pillow over the Anthro pillow any day!…It is so beautiful and I love how you placed the cute “message” on it too!

  11. Mary Alice Patterson says:

    Your pillow is so sweet, Ann!! Love the stamped ribbon you added. Your creativity is always perfection!
    Mary Alice

  12. I agree the Anthro pillow is beautiful but to pricey. I would be afraid to even lean on it at that cost. Now your’s on the other hand is perfect, the cost is great, and it can actually be used.

  13. Love your version! Thank you! Love your blog…..found you recently.. ..please don’t stop writing!

  14. I love your version better. Really the possibilities are endless for other collets and designs!

  15. Barb @ The Everyday Home says:

    Ann – I think I actually like your version bette, or maybe its just the cheap side coming out and I cannot imagine paying $200 for a pillow. I love that stamped tape message you added. So cute. Thanks for sharing my friend. xxoo

  16. Sorry to the retailer, but I like your version much better! I certainly would not pay $198 for a pillow, even if it is larger like theirs. I’m of the mind to have things with a finished look and thiers doesn’t do it for me.

    Your version is really cute and has a more finished look to it. I like the way you come across these projects and make them simple and looking very fashionable! Kudos to you Ann!

  17. DJ vinolus says:

    Beautiful, as always. Love your version. Always enjoy seeing your ideas!!!

  18. Nana Diana says:

    Ann- I am probably the odd man out but I really like YOUR version a whole lot better than the original. I think the Anthro one looks too “busy”with that stitching (or whatever it is) around the edge of the hearts. GREAT job, Ann! xo Diana

  19. debbiedoos says:

    I think this is uber fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    Silly me! I didn’t even know that Hobby Lobby carried pillow covers! Love, love, love your creation! These no-sew posts are right up my alley because I don’t have a machine! Love your new graphics, too! :)

  21. Margot C. says:

    I love your version the best. It is much classier looking. I love your ideas and decorating style also.

  22. Pretty! Love your version.

  23. Ann, I happen to like yours a whole lot better that Anthro’s!! I much more beautiful, crisp and doesn’t look like it’s falling apart. I’m going to try this in the coming week when my grandson are in school.

    Thanks for sharing and I love visiting your website. Take care and God bless.

  24. Deb catmandu says:

    Seriously, your version is so lovely! I’m like you, I’d never pay the Anthro price for a pillow! I love your how-to posts…thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Pillow looks so fun. Just told my daughter (she doesn’t work on Wednesdays) we are making pillows this week. I so enjoy your posts but you need to enjoy them too. Maybe try weekly posts…we don’t want to stress you out!!

    Thanks again,

    Andrea

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Ha thank you Andrea! I was only stressed about the “no sew” aspect of the post. I can make anything if I’m allowed to sew. Coming up with no sew projects is getting tough!

  26. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Ann, I seriously like yours better! What a fabulous idea! Your little “I love you” ribbons just makes the whole thing!!!! What an amazingly easy NO SEW with a whole lot of decor punch! This is on my must-try list!

  27. I love it and the cost. I think I might just have the skills to try to make one.

  28. LOVE!….you do inspire me Ann….Thank you!

  29. I actually like your version of the heart pillow to that by Anthropologie. Thanks for sharing, Ann.