DIY Copper Vanity Bowls Easy to make DIY Copper Vanity Bowls
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DIY Copper Vanity Bowls

2014 January 30
by Marisa Mangum

I don’t know about you, but I’m already falling behind on a few of my resolutions. Exercising consistently is going to take a bit more effort, but I think I’ve come up with a DIY that may help me with my goal to get more organized. These bowls are perfect little storage units in the vanity, bathroom, or desk. Best yet, they are extremely easy to make! – Marisa

vanity bowls

To make these copper vanity bowls, you will need:

Plain white ceramic bowls (World Market has a ton of options)
Painter’s tape
Ziploc Plastic Bags
Metallic Spray Paint


Let’s Get Started:
1. Clean your bowls thoroughly before getting started.
2. Using small pieces of tape (mine were about 1 inch), adhere along the inside of the bowl, about ¼ of an inch from the rim. Try to keep each piece even with the one before it.
3. Set the bowl in your zip lock bag, and secure the edges of the bag to the tape that is sticking up from inside the bowl.
4. Spray away! Aiming only on the inside of your bowl, do a few thin, even coats.
5. Let dry according to the instructions on your spray paint can.
6. Carefully peel off the tape little by little to reveal your pretty copper bowls!


DIY photos by Marisa Mangum / Styled photos by Leah Bergman

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Graphic designer, crafter, and coffee officianado. The glue gun behind the DIY column.
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21 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 30, 2014

    What a cool DIY! I just ordered one of these from Canvas, except with gold on the inside. I absolutely love it, but it’s awesome to see that it’s so easy to just make your own.

  2. January 30, 2014

    These are gorgeous Marisa! I’ve been eying the metallic gold version for a while but the copper is just so pretty. I’m definitely giving this DIY a shot!

  3. Miss Sophisticate permalink
    January 30, 2014

    What a fantastic idea! I love that they’re transformed from looking like plates for food to actual jewelry holders. Looks like an item you’d find at Anthro or something! xo

  4. January 30, 2014

    I love these – and especially that copper color! I have the perfect thing in mind to update 🙂


  5. January 30, 2014

    Oh my gosh…gorgeous Leah!

  6. January 31, 2014

    So lovely, these are great!

    Fashionable Hostess

  7. Erika W. permalink
    January 31, 2014

    These are fab! Thanks for the how-to!

  8. January 31, 2014

    Beautiful photography and a delicious DIY! 🙂

  9. January 31, 2014

    These are so pretty! Might have to try to make some for Valentine gifts for my girlfriends!

  10. February 2, 2014

    Awesome idea!

  11. February 12, 2014

    I love that, and totally wanted a DIY like this a week ago but haven’t found a good copper spray color – and also don’t know if there is any out there which is good with food? I wanted to do a bowl for fruits in copper… Anyway just wanted to say thank you for liking on Instagram 🙂 with this I found your blog, I love it! All the best, Liz

    • February 12, 2014

      Hi Liz, personally I think that Rustoleum makes great spray paint. That being said it is not food safe. If you find a food safe paint please let me know! I would be very interested as well. xo

  12. March 7, 2014

    Love this idea! Super simple & lovely 🙂

  13. April 9, 2014

    WOW super cool! Love the idea and the blog, keep up the inspiring posts!

  14. Elizabeth Binder permalink
    November 24, 2014

    I love these copper bowls. I will have to make some. They will look great with my copper bedroom! Thank you for the idea.

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