DIY Anthropologie inspired craft
Anthropologie has the prettiest accessories… and clothing and furniture and displays! It’s safe to say I’m a huge fan of their designs and overall style. I just love the details, textures, and colors, they’re so inspiring in all they do with their designs – and they carry awesome brands! This DIY Anthropologie inspired craft can be customized and each creation is unique.
This DIY craft can be imagined for all kinds of applications and designs. We have several planters around the house so I was drawn to creating a planter, but I also wanted to test out a tealight holder and this DIY did not disappoint. I think this craft could create a gorgeous photo frame, mini wreath, wall art, or an embellished trinket box. One of the things I like about this craft is that it lends itself perfectly for repurposing things around the house or from a thrift store or garage sale. If you can think of a great item to use this technique on, please leave your idea in the comments below to inspire us all!
I love DIY crafts that don’t cost much, but also look high-end. It’s so satisfying to create something beautiful with my own two hands without breaking the bank. Most of the supplies can probably be found around the house, but even if not, they’re not expensive to purchase and they can be used for other projects. Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create my DIY Anthropologie inspired craft:
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Supplies for the DIY Anthropologie inspired craft:
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- Plaster of Paris (water, a wire whisk, and a container to mix it)
- Planter (pot, container, vase, empty can or jar)
- Faux flowers (any size and type – whatever fits your container best)
- Foam or box (poke holes into either foam or a box for the flowers to dry)
- Spray paint (I used Rustoleum blush chalk spray paint)
- Other: scissors, workspace, area to spray paint
Here are the steps to create your own DIY Anthropologie inspired craft:
- Select your planter/container
- Select your faux flowers and leave a little stem on each one for drying later
- Set up your drying area – poke holes in the foam or box
- Pick a container to mix your Plaster of Paris – make sure it’s the right size to submerge the faux flowers you selected. Add enough tap water to the container to submerge the flowers
- Slowly add scoops of Plaster of Paris to the water – mix it as you go – watch for a pancake batter consistency to determine when it’s ready
- Once the plaster is ready, dip each faux flower into the plaster – submerge the flower and coat all the petals
- Let the excess plaster drip off of the flower before placing it in the foam or box
- You may need to work fast because the plaster will become too thick and adding water is only a short and temporary fix – allow flowers to dry for 24 hours (maybe longer for large flowers)
- Once the plaster flowers are dry, check to see if a second coat is needed or not. You want a thick enough layer so that the petals can’t bend or break easily
- If the flower is done, cut the stem off the faux flower
- Glue the flower to the planter/container – you may need to use Scotch tape to hold the flower in place while it dries
- After the flowers are glued and set, double check each one to make sure additional glue doesn’t need to be added to stabilize the setting
- Once your flowers are glued and all dry – spray paint all over the flowers and planter to create a monochromatic look which will make the piece look cohesive and crafted as one piece.
Tip: Make extra flowers, just in case.
This DIY Anthropologie inspired craft is also perfect to create some one-of-a-kind vases that I can use in the future for birthday flowers, as a hostess gift, or a teacher gift. I hope this DIY craft got your creative juices flowing. You don’t have to just dip faux flowers, you can dip feathers, little plastic kids’ toys, pine cones, etc. If you want to experiment with any dispensable items you have around the house, just gather them up and dip them after you’ve completed dipping your flowers because you will have extra plaster leftover. And if you have any clever ideas of things to dip or items to embellish, share it below in the comments!