DIY Hobnail Vase

How to turn a plain vase into a trendy hobnail vase using simple materials in just a few minutes.

I’ve reached the point where I dream of strolling the aisles of thrift stores again and find myself reaching the bottom of the thrift project pile. Anyone else miss thrifting like I do?!

If I’d known it would be the last time for months, I would have lingered a bit longer on my last visit.

But this vase I found for $7 at the beginning of March was one of my favorite finds in a long time.

DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

Except this shade of pea green wasn’t really my jam. And I kept envisioning it with a hobnail look that I’ve been seeing in a lot of high-end decor stores.

If you have a vase, planter, or canister needing a perk, this is a cute one to try.

DIY Hobnail Vase

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Supplies Used:

The Steps:

1. This is probably the most Captain Obvious tutorial ever, but I just started attaching the half beads with super glue and placing them in a linear pattern, spaced evenly around the vase.

DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

2. Once it was dry, paint.

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DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

Done. Literally two steps and even those were probably totally unnecessary to mention. Haha!

DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

But it was fun and it gave me an excuse to enjoy some time in the fresh air and add a little dose of happy beside our DIY large-scale art in our master bedroom.

DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

DIY Hobnail Vase | Anthropologie knock-off

So now that the thrift pile only has 2-3 things left in it, the rest of the decor around our house better watch out. Because if we stay locked up for much longer, nothing will be safe from my paint brush or spray can. 😉

Hang in there, friends!

If you want more ideas for ways to transform common thrift store finds, you can find them all here.

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  1. I’d have taken the original off your hands in nothing flat…love those colors and that Italian countryside look!…but your project looks as if was fun and the end result great.

  2. You DID “nail it”! Great project! There was an article in our paper yesterday about how full Good Will is now since people have been cleaning and decluttering while sheltering in place. I’ll be ready to explore when it’s safe!