Recreating Anthropologie {Paint Dripped Mason Jars DIY}

Monday, May 14, 2012

Anthropologie has been one of our favorite stores for basically forever.  Obviously I would love to own every dress, home item, and piece of jewelry, but most of all I love how the store makes me feel.  Those people really know what they are doing, with their ridiculously fantastic scented candles and dreamy displays.  Anthro is like a wonderland of constant inspiration.  Whenever Meg and I walk in, we always discuss how fun it would be to recreate all of the delicious vignettes and garland decor that fills the store with such warmth.

Meg texted me last week with the following picture and we decided we would take a crack at Anthro’s paint dripped jars.  Therefore, this is our first Recreating Anthropologie DIY.  I know we say this all the time, but this is seriously one of the easiest DIYs we’ve ever done, and really quite a beauty.

What you’ll need:

– As many mason jars as your heart desires.

– Craft paint in the colors of your choosing.  We decided to do three jars with each jar designated as one color scheme: pink, blue, and green.  For each scheme, we used a couple of shades of the color along with white for some contrast.

– Shellac sealer (or other protective finish).  We used Bulls Eye Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer.

What you’ll do:

1) Take bottle of paint and pour a large drip onto the top inside edge of a mason jar.  

2) Bang the mason jar against the table to help the paint run down the side of the jar.  The more your pour, the easier it is for the paint to drip all the way to the bottom.

3) Take another color of paint and pour a second drip along side the first.  Again, bang against the table until the paint journeys to the bottom of the jar.  You can also turn the jar sideways if you want the drip to be thicker.  Just keep repeating until you like how the jar looks.  We added some white in between the colors to add contrast, but you can really do whatever you want.

4) The only issue with pouring all of this paint is that it gathers in the bottom in a big puddle and takes forever to dry.  We had to take a blow dryer to it the next day for it to even be close to dry.  So if I were you, I would do this well before you want to actually use the vases.

5) Once the inside is dry, spray with shellac to provide a protective finish.



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