{DIY} Anthropologie-Style Confetti Vases

Okay ~ as much as I enjoyed the last few weeks of doing nada, laying around reflecting on House Goals, and dreaming of how great my cabinets will look some day ~ I can only go so long without creating something. As soon as I spotted this idea on Pinterest, and sat down to get started, it was as if my whole being exhaled.

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

What was even better about this Anthropologie-inspired project, was it didn’t require me to change out of pajamas, since I had all the supplies on hand….glossy acrylic craft paint (mine are the same as the little flip-top bottles), glass bud vases and toothpicks.

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

Using a toothpick as your paintbrush, dot little blobs of paint all over your glass. Since I used so many colors, throwing away toothpicks was a lot easier than washing 10 different paintbrushes. And the small tip allowed for greater control. TWSS (Boosh! First TWSS of the year! And plenty more where that came from.)

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

I didn’t really have a plan or color scheme, I just kept adding dots until I was bored with it.

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

Bake them at 325-degrees for 30 minutes…but don’t pre-heat your oven…and the paint sets to dishwasher-safe. Or so says the package. I’m not a professional, therefore, not libel. They do smell a little funny while baking…or maybe I just need to clean my oven.

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

After cooling, I was left with the cheeriest, cutest little bud vases you ever did see!

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

Guess who got a new camera lens for Christmas? I might be a little obnoxious with the close-ups around here until the excitement wears off. (It’s this one if you’re interested…and I love it!)

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

You could do this project on anything glass or ceramic…votives would be really pretty…maybe using all gold dots??! Oh, oh, I’m totally going to do that! You’ll be surprised what you can dig up in your house…these little bulby vases are from Michaels, and I’ve seen similar ones at HomeGoods.

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

Anthropologie style Confetti Vases

Has the New Year inspired any new projects in you yet? How long of a creative hiatus can you handle?

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57 Comments

  1. They are adorable! Just what I need for a few cute jars I've rescued from the recycling bin over the holidays! Your photos look great! The new lens is working well!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  2. Laurie wrote:

    Too fun. Just pinned it – can't wait to try.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  3. Erin wrote:

    I've seen these on Pinterest too, and it's great to see someone else do them! They're adorable and so much cheaper than at Anth.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  4. Soooo cute! Totally going to try this. Pinning!!! (said with the same inflection Charlie Sheen used with "winning") πŸ˜€

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  5. I need a cute little collection, too! πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  6. Oooh, def going to have to try this! Thanks!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  7. these are absolutely adorable!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  8. These would be adorable for a birthday party! I really like them. Did the paint on the very bottom cause the vases to be uneven when they are standing, or is the paint thin enough that it didn't cause any issue? Adorable craft idea!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  9. Jenn D wrote:

    These came out so cute! I definitely want to try this with gold dots. just lovely!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  10. Cute-ness! I love that most of your crafts don't require a ton of money and take just a few minutes – my kind of craft.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  11. They actually act as rubber grippers…keep them from sliding around easily. I guess they are all about the same thickness, so there's no wobbling. πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  12. Thanks, Cassie! With three kids under 5 I worry about the wobbliness of things πŸ™‚ Did I mention how cute these are?

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  13. Those are the cuuuuutest little vases.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  14. Oh, so sweet. They really are so cheerful. And i understand the close up addiction. I never ever take my 50 mm off of my camera.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  15. Hannah wrote:

    Soooo adorable! Love the new lens too πŸ™‚

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  16. Adorable and so doable! I so want the lens you just got. My goal is to get it before spring so I can use it for garden pics.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  17. I love those, Cassie! So fun! xo Kristin

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  18. Darnetha wrote:

    Super cute!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  19. Sarah wrote:

    Super cute! These would be adorable as gifts for a housewarming or decorations/favors at a shower!

    I have already crossed 2 things off my 2013 list! Already putting that sharpie to work marking them off!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  20. Megan wrote:

    I'm in love with these vases Cassie! You never run out of ideas!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  21. So fun! I might have to make these with my girlfriends for a pinterest night! Thanks for the fab idea!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  22. Got that lens for Christmas too and have been up in everything's face practicing my shooting with it. Such fun πŸ™‚ The bud vases are adorable and give me hope that spring will come again in the midst of Boston winter!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  23. Those vases are precious!!!! And yes…only gold would be fabulous too.

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  24. Well aren't these cute as a button!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  25. This is adorable! Gold, yum!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  26. this is so simple!!!! i live in a small flat, but these are going to make a big difference! thanks for the how to!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  27. Casey wrote:

    I love these darling little vases! Where did you pick them up?

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  28. These are SO adorable! I pinned them and I totally want to make some now. Maybe I'll do this project with my daughter for spring.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~FringeGirl

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  29. emily wrote:

    These are super cute, but my favorite part of the post is that the TWSS-ing has commenced for 2013! Yes!

    Posted 1.9.13 Reply
  30. Fun– turned out so cute!

    Posted 1.10.13 Reply
  31. Susan wrote:

    Cute! Think I'll be on the lookout for some fun shaped bud vases and work on these for gifts.

    Posted 1.10.13 Reply
  32. These are so darn cute! πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.10.13 Reply
  33. Adorable. I can totally get teen to do this next time she says "I'm bored".

    Posted 1.10.13 Reply
  34. hey, super cute! i think i'll do that too, maybe with other colours πŸ˜‰
    xxx love reading your blog!!
    sarah

    Posted 1.10.13 Reply
  35. These are so cute! I really want to make some to decorate for my birthday party at the end of the month now! πŸ™‚

    Posted 1.10.13 Reply
  36. so cute!!

    Posted 1.12.13 Reply
  37. I love this project! I featured it on my blog today: http://digitalcakecrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/shout-out-sunday-2.html

    Posted 1.13.13 Reply
  38. Just finished mine! Found some cheapie vases at Michaels for 99 cents! Cooling out of the oven as I type this. What a great, inexpensive way to spruce up a space!

    Posted 1.18.13 Reply
  39. Lissa wrote:

    I am totally doing this with my kids.

    Posted 1.19.13 Reply
  40. Oh, man, it's been for-eh-ver since I did a project. I've decorated and I've rearranged furniture, but I haven't actually created much lately! I totally need to start on one of the 10-ish pieces of furniture waiting in my basement for a makeover. Needing some motivation!

    By the way, your confetti vases are ah-door-ee-blay!

    Posted 2.3.13 Reply
  41. so simple but so adorable! totatlly could have come from a expensive store!

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  42. So cute! (PS. You have two separate comment boxes)

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  43. Vanessa wrote:

    This is super cute! Totally pinning it!

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  44. Vanessa wrote:

    This is super cute! Totally pinning it!

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  45. I love these!!! They would be adorable as individual table settings or next to a guest bed! I think I want to make some now! πŸ™‚ Nice job!

    Posted 2.28.13 Reply
  46. Oh my gosh, you're killing me here! I'm planning a confetti themed birthday party for my kids and these are a must! I think it was meant to be that I found your blog. Love your creativity and can't wait to try these! xo

    Posted 3.31.13 Reply
  47. Forgot to add – you had me with your twss reference. Sometimes it's too hard not to slip that in. (twss)

    Posted 3.31.13 Reply
  48. Your pictures definitely have gotten better since you started blogging. They were always great bit now are awesomsauce.
    Love love reading your blog! I just found it a month ago or so and have been stalking it from the beginning. Sorry I'm such a creeper.

    Posted 8.6.13 Reply
  49. Erin M wrote:

    I REALLY want to do this project! But, I'm having trouble finding similar vases. Where did you find yours? And do they just look medium sized in the picture, or are they quite small?

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
    • Hi Erin — I found them at Michaels for a few dollars. They are fairly small…would fit in the cup of your hand. Hope this helps!

      xo. C

      Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  50. Erin M wrote:

    I REALLY want to do this project! But, I'm having trouble finding similar vases. Where did you find yours? And do they just look medium sized in the picture, or are they quite small?

    Posted 11.4.13 Reply
  51. alcahest wrote:

    Love this Idea! this could be a good way to up-cycle the old flask I just found some from my great grand father's stock!!

    Posted 2.9.15 Reply
  52. Terry wrote:

    These are fabulous! Definitely Pinning! I’m thinking I might just have to paint the jars I am going to use in my new bathroom, using colors from my decor. And then some votive jars, and then some of those plain florist vases, and then……

    Posted 12.20.17 Reply
  53. Amanda wrote:

    Love this! Curious what you mean by baking them at 325 but not to preheat? How do you get away from not preheating?

    Posted 7.11.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Because you want the glass to warm slowly with the oven, not go from room temp to super hot!

      Posted 7.11.19 Reply
  54. Sue Etherington wrote:

    Its now 2020, we are in the midst of the Covid pandemic, months of lockdown and social distancing have resulted in time to spend on crafts. I came across this post from many years ago. I have spent a lovely day dipping paint and covering tiny glass jars I fortunately had at home. No shops to go buy things. It was relaxing and rewarding in equal measure, they came out perfectly. Now going a step further and utilising those clear wine bottles we seem to have amassed over this time to make light bottles. I ordered the battery operated lights with the power in the plastic cork. A huge thank you for a delightful craft which has given pleasure and kept me sane!

    Posted 8.17.20 Reply