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 that 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 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 thing look so much more vibrant.
And there you have it.
What do you guys think of my DIY Painted Anthropologie Vase?
Understanding Thrifted Vases:
- Exploring Different Styles: From glass to ceramic, thrifted vases come in various shapes, sizes, and materials.
- Assessing Condition: Consider factors such as cracks, chips, and surface texture when selecting thrifted vases for painting projects.
Preparing for Painting:
- Cleaning and Surface Preparation: Thoroughly clean the vase’s surface to remove dirt, dust, and residues before applying paint.
- Sanding and Priming: Smooth out imperfections and apply a primer coat to ensure proper adhesion and longevity of the paint.
Choosing the Right Paint:
- Acrylic Paints: Versatile and easy to use, acrylic paints offer a wide range of colors and finishes for painting thrifted vases.
- Spray Paints: Ideal for achieving smooth, even coverage on glass or ceramic vases, spray paints come in a variety of colors and textures.
- Specialty Paints: Explore metallic, glitter, or textured paints for added visual interest and dimension in your vase painting projects.
- Brush Painting: Master brush techniques such as layering, blending, and stippling to create intricate designs and patterns on thrifted vases.
- Sponge Painting: Achieve textured effects and organic patterns by dabbing and stippling paint onto the vase’s surface using a sponge or stencil.
- Dip Dyeing: Submerge the vase partially or entirely into a pool of paint for a bold and contemporary color-blocking effect.
- Nature-Inspired Designs: Draw inspiration from the beauty of nature by painting floral motifs, foliage, or landscapes on thrifted vases.
- Geometric Patterns: Experiment with geometric shapes, lines, and patterns to create modern and visually striking designs.
- Abstract Art: Embrace spontaneity and freedom of expression through abstract painting techniques, using bold colors and gestural strokes.
Adding Finishing Touches:
- Sealing the Paint: Protect your masterpiece by applying a clear sealant or varnish to the painted surface of the thrifted vase.
- Decorating with Accents: Enhance the vase’s aesthetic appeal by adding embellishments such as ribbon, beads, or charms to complement your design.
- Display and Enjoy: Find the perfect spot to showcase your painted thrifted vase, whether as a standalone centerpiece or part of a curated decor ensemble.
Troubleshooting and Tips:
- Avoiding Paint Runs and Drips: Apply paint in thin, even layers to prevent drips and runs, and allow sufficient drying time between coats.
- Experimenting with Color Combinations: Play with contrasting or complementary color schemes to create visual interest and harmony in your vase designs.
- Embracing Imperfections: Embrace the unique character of thrifted vases and allow imperfections to enhance the charm and authenticity of your painted creations.
I think it turned out great.