I’m at it again! I have been checking out a couple vases at Anthropologie but the price range on them is $38-148 for the 2 I’m looking at! Holy cow! I just had to DIY them for less and share them with you.
These are the vases I was looking at. The above bottle shaped vase sells for $38, and the below bottle shaped vase with the stripes sells for $148.
I started with some recycled bottles I had on hand. I placed them in some soapy water and let them soak for 10 minutes.
I then peeled off the label, and I was lucky as these both peeled right off with no residue left behind.
I then wiped both bottles down with an alcohol prep pad. This is to get all finger prints, oils, and anything else off the glass so it’s nice and clean.
I used Plaid’s Liquid Leaf in the color Florentine and painted the entire neck. I wasn’t worried about completely straight lines and the piece at the store was imperfect itself.
The bottle base had some flecks of gold on it, so added imperfect little spots on the jar with the Liquid leaf.
Once that was dry, I decided the bottle needed a little texture still to look closer to the original. I pained Mod Podge in Gloss over the entire bottle base and let it dry completely.
While that was drying I started in on the second bottle. I painted the entire bottle with Apple Barrel Multi-surface Acrylic Paint in Primary Blue.
Once that was dry, I used Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint in the color White to draw stripes around the bottle. The great thing was that the original was imperfect (thank you!) so I was able to draw these lines around until I got the look I wanted.
After both bottles were completely dry, I took them outside and gave them a coat of Patricia Nimock’s Acrylic Sealer in Gloss. I wanted it to have a nice shine when it was finished.
I let both vases dry completely before bringing them inside.
I love the way they turned out and for just a fraction of the cost.
Click on the video below to watch me make this Anthropologie Vase Hack.
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