Missoni Picture Frame Knock-Off

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~

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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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  1. says

    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

    • Jenna says

      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

    • Jenna says

      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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