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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?