DIY Gold Striped Vases

Remember a month or so ago when I shared my gold dipped vase?  Well, when I made that particular vase I also made some other goldlicious (yep, totally a word) vases.  I’m finally getting around to sharing them with you because now I have pretty peony blooms from my garden to put in the vases.  If you follow me on Instagram (@twotwentyone) you know what I’m talking about.

DIY gold striped vases! Inexpensive way to spruce up boring, clear vases!

This is one of the easiest and most inexpensive projects in the history of DIY.  I used leftover vases, purchased from Dollar Tree, that we used for our wedding.  Hello, $1 vases and a $4 can of spray paint.

For the first vase, I used Frog Tape painters tape and washi tape.  Yeah, washi tape.  Then I goldified (yep, totally a word) the vase with Rustoleum’s gold metallic spray paint.  Two light coats is all it took– don’t go bananas or you’ll get drips.  I waited about 5 minutes and carefully peeled off the tape.  Don’t wait too long.

For a detailed tutorial (with photos), see the gold dipped vase post.

how to spray paint a vase

But I couldn’t stop there.  So I made another vase.

gold striped vase

For this one, I used only the painters tape– swirling it around the vase and using a little on the lip.

gold painted vase

Seriously, when you have 20+ leftover $1 vases sitting around its hard not to stop.  So, you guessed it, I made another.

DIY gold vertical striped vase

I used the blue washi tape on this one, creating vertical lines.  Then I used the painters tape to cover the top part of the vase.

spray paint a vase

Aren’t they gorgeous for being dollar store vases?  They look like something you’d find at Target or Homes Good for a fraction of the price.

pink and fuchsia peonies

They’re the perfect hostess gift, in my opinion.  Stop by the grocery store on your way over and pick up a bouquet to put in them.  Or, if you’re in the sharing mood, clip some blooms from your garden to put in the vase.

pink peony in gold vase

Remember, you can do this to practically any clear vase you have in your home.  There’s no reason to go out and spend more money if you already have some random vases hanging out in a cabinet.

Who’s feeling the itch to golidify some vases?
Don’t they look 5 times more expensive than what they cost to make?
Who’s tired of me posting peony photos on Instagram?  (Don’t answer that.)

Comments

  1. says

    My favourite is definitely the swirl vase. You are the golden vase queen, Chelsea! I adore all of them!

    (Are you going to feature them all together? Or are you going to give them as gifts?)

  2. Jessica says

    The vases are AWESOME! This is exactly what I did for my wedding, but instead of gold paint, I used frosting spray paint with all kinds of different desgins with the tape. My husband even got in on the action! :-) Lovely peonies too!

  3. says

    These vases are absolutely gorgeous! I’m pinning them to my DIY board now! Thanks so much for sharing and I’m SO not sick of your peony photos on Instagram…I’m loving them!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  4. says

    Love the mix of pink, gold, and white. Thanks for posting the link to the washi tape! I’m from Canada and have been looking online but never thought to look on Amazon.

  5. says

    I tried this on a few things I had around the house (including some champagne glasses) and they looked GREAT…..until I handled them/washed them. Obviously I hand washed them but they started to chip so easily :( Did you put any sort of clear coat or protectant on yours?? Just curious if I missed a step!

  6. says

    This is genius! We were scouring eBay and estate sales for vases suitably fabulous for our wedding (while not exactly “fussy,” we have a serious aversion to boring things), but these are great and will save us so much time and money. Awesome!

  7. says

    The vase really shone and it became more classy and elegant after than before. I can use this trick for my old vase, specially those vase that sent to me as gift that I feel doesn’t suit the color of the house. The DIY also makes it more personalized because I could choose other color to suite the room.

  8. claudia says

    I love this vases!!!

    If i wash them, the paint wont come out right?

    I want to do this in a set of glasses for my house

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