Today’s post is going to be a REC- Ridiculously Easy Craft! It’s a new series where I’ll share a REC that you can get done with minimal supplies, effort and time. I don’t post as often as I’d like on here because I’m afraid if I don’t have an epic tutorial for you all, it’ll be a waste of your time. But, not everything has to be major, so I’ll be sharing more of these smaller scale tips and ideas that I use in my home decor. xoxo!
And as always, I write this blog for YOU, so please let me know what kind of posts you like to see on here.
I’ve gotten a few emails asking where I got my metallic gold striped vases featured in my fall home tour and holiday tablescape posts (see below), so I thought this would be a great way to kick off this series. What inspired this project was the fact that gold anything is so hot right now, and unfortunately that can mean overpriced. I fell in love with this Kate Spade vase that is $75, and I wanted a similar look.
Using some $3 Scotch Expressions Metallic Tape (which is AMAZING! I think their silver and gold metallic tape is the stuff dreams are made of), I turned plain glass vases into beautiful, shiny, high end looking decor pieces for my home. It took mere minutes and cost less than $5. You can find beautiful, simple glass vases/containers at dollar stores or garage sales for CENTS.
I cleaned and dried my glass containers and then carefully applied the gold metallic foil tape. I will warn you– it is EASY to get fingerprints all over this tape, but just buff them out with a microfiber cloth and it’ll be shiny again.
If you get any air bubbles are you smooth the tape on, gently peel back to let the air escape and carry on. I usually have to peel the tape off a couple of times before it’s laying flat and straight on the glass.
If you want to be super exact with the spacing between stripes, simply measure and mark your lines with dry erase tape– it’ll wipe right off once you’re done. I just eyeballed it.
I made a third vase this weekend to hold my paint and craft brushes in my office. The shiny gold matches with my 2016 Russell + Hazel 2016 desk calendar from HomeGoods and Sugar Paper craft tape.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I’ll be back on Tuesday with a post featuring five tips for effortless (and affordable) holiday entertaining.
What do you use craft tape on?
Thursday 18th of February 2016
I suddenly have another item on my shopping list for the weekend, definitely making these! How quick and easy!
Friday 22nd of January 2016
What a great idea! Where did you buy the tape for only $3? I followed the link on your blog and it directed me to Amazon and the cost for the tape was $22.
Monday 18th of January 2016
Something so simple made such a great impact..I've got a few of these vases around that could use some sprucing up.. thanks for sharing
Stephanie -Casa Watkins
Tuesday 15th of December 2015
Great craft idea!! So easy and beautiful, great for my craft room. Whenever I finish it. :(
marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
Tuesday 24th of November 2015
I love this idea. I didn I did a similar thing last year with gold metallic paint. Love this look.