DIY Anthropologie Bowls

Take a look at these DIY Anthropologie Bowls!

Do you all remember the TV show, the A-Team?  My hubby and I used to watch it all the time and still to this day we will tease each other about one line that Hannibal used to always say which was “I love it when a plan comes together!”

For example, maybe I will be working on something whether it be a recipe, a craft, a lesson, a presentation, whatever, and something will happen that I didn’t plan that made whatever I was working on even better than I had anticipated, so I will say this line to my husband “I love it when a plan comes together” to make it look like I had actually planned this random circumstance, which I totally hadn’t, but am now wanting to take credit for.  Are you confused yet?

Well, I was a little nervous about making these DIY Anthropologie Bowls that I pinned from Lolly Jane  because they required some free hand painting and I didn’t want them to look like a first grader had done them because I wanted to give them away as a gift.  Painting is not my forte.  I can’t even make stick people look good.  No lie.

But I really wanted to make these so off I went to a local home decor store and bought these bowls on sale for $1.25 each.

Major score.

I liked them because they had a nice flat lip on the top.

Next came a run to Michael’s to get this DecoArt Gloss Enamel paint.  These can also come in a “writer” style dispenser but I chose to use the regular paint and use a paint brush.  These come in solid colors and they also have some colors in a glitter paint.

Now for the designs.  I pretty much just copied the designs from the bowls on the Anthropologie website and just did my “thang!”  Here is a closeup to help you copy the design.  Or be brave and make your own designs!

Be creative!  Don’t worry if the design isn’t perfect.  That just adds to the handpainted look and feel of these cute designer and decorator bowls.

Now, just a word about these bowls.  They are not for contact with food and are for decoration only.  After you paint yours, here are the instructions straight from the DecoArt website:  Allow painted project to dry 48 hours. Place in cold oven; set temperature at 325 degrees; bake 30 minutes; turn off oven and crack open door. Allow project to cool down before removing. NOTE: Not for direct contact with food.

But that’s okay.  I can find lots of uses for these cuties other than putting cereal in them!  Plus, these are so easy that this method even works on the plain white Corelle bowls that I think every person on the face of this planet has somewhere in their cupboards.

If you don’t have any, just call me.

I have a bajillion.

Pinky swear.

Thanks again to Lolly Jane for the great inspiration and I just have to say it….

I love it when a plan comes together!

Oh yeah and this pin rocks!




We are sharing this adorable craft with:Inside BruCrew LifeThe Recipe CriticHun What’s For Dinner A Bowl Full Of Lemons  , Lady Behind The Curtain,


  1. Oh wow those look lovely!! Thanks for sharing this :)

  2. Laurie Mertz says:

    I really love these! But if you only paint the outside why couldn’t you use them for food?

    • Hi Laurie! I agree with you! The real Anthropologie Bowls are painted on the inside but just between you and me I would use mine for food. I just wanted to make sure that I posted the manufacturer’s recommendations. Glad you like them! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  3. Super cute!! Yay for being inspired and double YAY for getting creative!! XO

  4. Your bowls came out so pretty and it’s so much more special than something you buy.

  5. These are adorable! I would try the sharpie paint pens then heat the bowls. They stay with hand wash only and you can still eat out of them.


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