Large-Scale Quilling Spotted in Anthropologie Store Windows

I've written before about the consistently wonderful window and in-store displays you'll find at Anthropologie, the popular clothing and accessory stores for women, where paper is frequently used as a construction material.

Excuse the glass reflections...

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Hold on a minute... everything isn't as it seems - that's not paper!

A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader who had happened upon a new display being installed in Anthropologie's windows at a mall here in Delaware. She was excited to tell me how much the decorations looked like large-scale quilling. Yes-yes, they do!

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She stopped to chat with the young woman who was doing the installation and asked what she had used to make the rolls. You'll never guess...

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Roofing strips from Lowe's!

Originally black, (I'm guessing tar paper) she had spray painted each strip white, and then over-coated with summery shades of blue and green to create an ombré effect. After hot gluing the long lengths together, she rolled them to create graceful filigree designs.

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Of course I couldn't wait to go see for myself and snap some pictures. Happily there was a bonus inside the store too... gorgeous, bright poppies made from large sheets of colored tissue paper.

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Enormous attention grabbers!
Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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