DIY Metallic Gold Striped Vases

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.

DIY metallic foil gold striped vase tutorial- takes about 5 minutes!

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.

DIY metallic foil gold striped vase tutorial- takes about 5 minutes!

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.

DIY metallic foil gold striped vase tutorial- takes about 5 minutes!

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.

DIY metallic foil gold striped vase tutorial- takes about 5 minutes!

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.

DIY metallic foil gold striped vase tutorial- takes about 5 minutes!

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

DIY metallic foil gold striped vase tutorial- takes about 5 minutes!

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. 

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10 Comments

  1. Cindy Pierce
    November 23, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Love, love this idea! I've been saving jars from my kitchen endeavors and this is a perfect way to repurpose them in a festive way!

    • Monica Benavidez
      November 23, 2015 / 2:08 pm

      Hi Cindy, glad you love this idea! I am sure your jars will look simply gorgeous with some metallic tape. Happy crafting!

  2. Lisa Irene Serrano
    November 23, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Your gold theme is always so elegant. Thanks for sharing your decorating tips. Sharing on my social sites. Love, Lisa

  3. Rocio Chavez
    November 23, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    OMG super easy yet so fancy – love it as always!!! Thanks for making it look effortless 😀

  4. Kathy Cano-Murillo
    November 24, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Beautiful!

  5. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    November 24, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    I love this idea. I didn I did a similar thing last year with gold metallic paint. Love this look.

  6. Stephanie -Casa Watkins
    December 15, 2015 / 7:54 am

    Great craft idea!! So easy and beautiful, great for my craft room. Whenever I finish it. 🙁

  7. Jamala Wallace
    January 18, 2016 / 1:28 am

    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

  8. Nicole Rabideau
    January 22, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    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.

  9. Laine
    February 18, 2016 / 1:15 am

    I suddenly have another item on my shopping list for the weekend, definitely making these! How quick and easy!

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