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Anthropologie Inspired Watershed Curtain Tieback

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Even though I don’t have curtains or drapes in my home, I like tiebacks for decorating door handles, lamp shades and chair backs. The Anthropologie Watershed Tieback caught my eye and I knew that with items I already hand on hand, it would cost me less than $58.
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Anthropologie Tieback
Anthropologie Tieback
With most knock-off projects, I start by looking at each component and asking myself, “What does it look like?”
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Deck Mop
Deck Mop
Apologies to Anthropologie for thinking that their tieback bottom looked like a mop but it did. I had just purchased this $1 deck mop at a Dollar Junk Market to use for a Halloween project but it’s real mission was to be a tieback.

I can only imagine how thrilled the deck mop must be to know it will be a replica of a high end home decor item rather than dyed witch hair.
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Disassemble Mop
Disassemble Mop
With this mop, there was a plastic band holding the strands in place. By turning it over and prying the plastic apart, I had just the length of strands that I needed for this project.
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Oil Diffuser Cap
Oil Diffuser Cap
I saved the cap from a broken glass oil diffuser and knew that with its multiple openings, it would be perfect for threading the strands. Two strands were threaded through each opening.
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Securing Cap
Securing Cap
Taking four mop strands, I threaded through the center hole and tied in place underneath. The knot also gave the bottom strands a fuller appearance.
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Beads to the Rescue
Beads to the Rescue
With these two beads from my craft stash, I threaded a pipe cleaner through them and inserted one end in the center hole of the diffuser cap and twisted to the four mop strands
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Beads Secured
Beads Secured
Using several upper mop strands as ties, I secured the top of the beads.
anthropologie inspired watershed curtain tieback, Theirs Mine
Theirs & Mine
And this is how I saved $57 (plus shipping). Admittedly, I had the diffuser cap, beads and pipe cleaners in my stash which helped keep the cost down.

Even better news....there is enough of the mop strands to use for the Halloween project.
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  • Debby Davidson
    on Aug 20, 2018

    Sorry, but what is a defused cap?

    • Lana
      on Sep 10, 2018

      Perhaps the hardware store? Some kind of interesting fitting may catch your eye!

  • Lindsey M. Adelson
    on Aug 27, 2018

    I can’t find the oil diffuser top? Where can I get one and what brand?

    • Teri.jeffrey
      on Aug 28, 2018

      My original diffuser was a gift and I broke the glass base so had the cap left in my craft stash. However, I have seen them at thrift stores. Like other comments, I think the cake tip is a great idea or anthing that has a top and bottom opening. Sandi’s comment about the paper mache cardboard cone is fabulous. I’m going to try making one with a fabric covered cardboard roll or poster board cut to size.

  • Cheryl Zeis
    on Aug 27, 2018

    HOW do they get away with charging so much?! smh

    • Teri.jeffrey
      on Aug 28, 2018

      I’m not sure why anyone would pay $58 for a tieback but I do enjoy playing my own version of the DIY game...”Can I Make It Cheaper?”

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