Missoni Picture Frame Knock-Off

September 16, 2011

If you aren’t a fashionista you may not have heard of Missoni before this week. And if you still don’t know who or what Missoni is, it’s an Italian fashion house based in Italy and is well-known for their high-end bold and bright colors and patterns.  This past Tuesday, Missoni launched a line at Target.  Yes, that’s right… Target, which is a whole new world for them since until now, they’ve only been known for their luxury goods.

The launch in Target stores went bananas (hello, I turned into Rachel Zoe for a split moment). As Emily and Myra wrote, it was a Missoni craze on Tuesday morning when the doors opened – even the Target website was overloaded and down all day!  People were grabbing things off the shelves like water during a snowstorm, and similar to Black Friday, within minutes there were slim-pickings!

I made my way to Target MUCH later in the day, and there was very little left – a pair of size 12 woman’s pumps, a few baby clothes, and display of frames and wall art.  The frames were intriguing and I liked the bold use of color, but the blue hues just weren’t catching my eye enough to pay the $20 price tag that went along with it.  I did snap a picture though~

After a little thinking, I thought to myself, since these colors don’t really jive with my decor, how about I make my own?!  Ya, that would work.  Here is what I created~

Keep on reading to see more…

1. I always have a ton of extra unused picture frames laying around, so after a trip to the dungeon (a.k.a.=The Basement), I found this white 8 x 10 frame.

2. Using craft paint, I repainted it with a few coats of a bold plum color – Folk Art: Plum Vineyard.

3.  Then I went onto the computer and found this Missoni pattern and printed it on regular paper (keep reading & scrolling and you can print it too).

4. Then I laid the matte board over the print, traced the opening of the picture, and cut out the center.  Lastly, I used a glue stick to adhere the print to the matte board (don’t use alot, otherwise it’ll show through).

And here’s the result~

This is the Missoni print that I used to create the matte board~(click and go to “save image as” and you can download it to your computer)

Here is another Missoni print that I adore too~

Some more pictures of my Missoni Knock-off~

So what do you think?  I love the picture that I used too – the colors in the Missoni print really pick up the tones in the flower and the backdrop.  I actually won that print!

Did you score any of the Missoni goods?  Or did you arrive too late like me to be left with little to choose from?  Even though Missoni is calling their “Zig Zag” innovative, it looks pretty similar to all the chevron designs we’ve been seeing lately.  It reminds me of something else I created not too long ago…  hint hint: the chevron rug in my foyer.  Either way, if you didn’t know Missoni before, you do NOW!

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Comments

  1. Jenna,

    This is really cool! My girlfriend is all about the craze of Missoni currently at Target. I’m sure she’ll love this DIY ;)

    Cheers!
    John Moore
    Light Fixtures and Lighting Design recently posted..Tips and Tricks for Decorating with Floor and Table Lamps

  2. Lovely Jenna! Your frame is much nicer, and the colors of the print are beautiful. I had never heard of Missoni until a few days before their Target launch. I guess being in Canada and not having Target would be why. We I lived in the States I shopped there all the time. I’m excited they’re opening up here in about a year and a half. Not soon enough, but at least they’re coming. = )

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    ~ Catie
    Catie @ Catie’s Corner recently posted..Frivolous Fashion Friday #6

  3. This is so great! I checked out the Missoni stuff online and probably won’t buy any. I like it but I don’t love it. I LOVE this though. Great knock-off and thanks for sharing it.
    Tanya recently posted..Clay flower cobochons: A tutorial

    • Thank you so much Tanya! What a compliment that you like my knock-off better than the real thing, especially since it cost nothing to make. Thanks for visiting SAS Interiors – so glad to have you as a reader! xo Jenna

  4. I like yours better – I love the purple… I ended up with a jacket and a jumper/tunic for me… otherwise I have to resist the urge to go overboard and buy into the hype!
    Jenn (GreenDoorGirl) recently posted..Baby Boy Celebration

    • Thanks Jenn! I was at Target this morning and they had a few things left. I actually got a hat for my daughter… I couldn’t resist, lol.

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