A step by step tutorial on how to hand paint a gorgeous Anthropologie Inspired Pattern on an empty bottle.
You guys really seemed to enjoy my version of an Anthropologie Knock Off Vase that I posted a few weeks ago.
So it only made sense to do another recreation that is this DIY Painted Anthropologie Vase.
This time around the design I chose is pretty straightforward and you get to decoupage as well.
The original Vase which was my inspiration for this DIY Painted Anthropologie Vase is the following image down below.
Step By Step Tutorial for DIY Hand Painted Anthropologie Vase
Let’s jump into this project
The bottle which matched the closest to the original image was this Maple Syrup bottle I already had at home.
I mean I could have made the effort to find the exact Vase but why not recycle the bottles I already have at home.
Am I right?
For the entire project I only needed these three colors to create the pattern.
First off I gave the vase two coats of the white paint.
When the white paint had dried after that the process was pretty easy.
I first split the Vase four ways with horizontal blue lines and then started painting the triangle design in between the lines.
When the upper portion was done I repeated the pattern on the lower half as well as all the way around the Vase.
After that you use the same dark blue paint color and create three large diamond pattern in the middle.
If you look at the original Anthropologie Vase they have small grey dots all over the Vase and that is what I did on my version.
For the bigger diamond shapes in the middle I could have used a light blue acrylic paint but I decided to use Watercolor paint instead since I love the watery effect of it.
I chose the lightest blue paint, diluted it in water and filled out the diamond pattern.
The thing that I really liked about the original Vase was the interesting fabric handle.
I wanted to mimic the same thing but the Vase I chose had a very tiny handle as you can see.
But I decided to use the above decoupage paper, cut it in thin strips and decoupaged it onto the handles.
The last and final step which is optional but I think makes the whole thing come together and that is Resin.
I love applying a thin layer of Resin onto the final piece as it makes the color Pop and the whole things look so much more vibrant.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think of my DIY Painted Anthropologie Vase?
I think it turned out great.