{Pinterest Project} Gold Striped Vases

{Pinterest Project} is a series where I actually make something I’ve pinned, usually putting my own spin on it. So far, Pinterest hasn’t let me down with all the amazing ideas. Today’s project originated from this pin, from Bliss Images and Beyond, and this pin, from a now defunct blog.

hi sugarplum gold striped vase

Start out with a collection of glass vessels…mine are all from the Dollar Store. I didn’t even bother to clean them or take off the price tag. Nice. Thanks camera, for picking up all the details!

 hi sugarplum gold vases

Wrap the glass with rubber bands until they are taut, making sure the bands lay flat against the glass. You don’t want them loosey-goosey and able to move around. The pattern and number of bands is purely up to you.

 hi sugarplum gold vases

The original pins used frosted glass spray, but I did that with my DIY Chevron Glasses, so I opted for Rustoleum Metallic Brass. Just place them upside down to keep the inside clean, and give them a few light coats….no primer necessary.

hi sugarplum gold vases
Nevermind my garage floor.

Unlike wall stripes, wait for the paint to dry completely before carefully cutting the bands and peeling them off the glass. How pretty are these…for $1 each!?

hi sugarplum gold vases

I had a twisted sister band on one vase, and those stripes didn’t turn out as crisp. So unlike this pinsperation, I wouldn’t recommend using string. Unless loosey-goosey stripes are what you’re going for. They are perched on my Liberace-inspired Fall Mantel…and will likely make a lovely centerpiece for my Thanksgiving Table!

hi sugarplum fall mantel

Another fast, cheap and easy project…perfect for our About An Hour party this Thursday! Hope you plan to link up. Has Pinterest got you cranking out any projects lately? Do you have any pinned ideas you’d like to see executed? Send them to me and maybe I’ll be your guinea pig.

***Sharing this project with Sarah and Beth!***

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  1. A truly fabulous look from a simple diy!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  2. Ahh! I assumed it was tape.. rubber bands! Brilliant! Love the gold:)

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  3. Very nice! One more reason to keep your house stocked with rubber bands.

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  4. And you do it again!!!!!!! LOOOOVE the gold vases!!!!!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  5. Tiffany wrote:

    Those look beautiful. Nice job!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  6. These are awesome! Fast, easy, and cheap are always my favorite projects. Also, I'm digging the gold.

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  7. Really love these vases, and it looks pretty simple to do! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  8. I see this is what I am going to be doing this weekend! Oh, and making some sort of garland!:)


    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  9. Sarah wrote:

    These are perfect for fall all the way into the holiday season!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  10. Great idea with the rubber bands. Looks way more expensive than one buckaroo, well done!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  11. Hannah wrote:
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  12. Laurie wrote:

    From one pinner to the next….just went on my "Give it a Go" board

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  13. SUPER cute Cassie! I love them! Your projects are always so clever!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  14. Fancy! I like a little glam here and there, and these would totally fit the bill!

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  15. Such a clever idea on the cheap! Your Fall mantel looks fab! I gotta get working on mine 🙂

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  16. Dude. I'm doing this today because I'm in love…oh the possibilities!!! And I think you're spot on about the Thanksgiving table! Gorgeous and versatile *AND* cheap??? Match made in DIY *heaven* (c:

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  17. Super cute! Love the gold color you chose too 🙂

    Posted 9.25.12 Reply
  18. Vel Criste wrote:

    thanks for sharing this! would love to make some for christmas!!!! 🙂

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply
  19. Gorgeous Cassie! You've done it once again. I am looking forward to your link up party<3 xo

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply
  20. Seriously awesome!! 🙂

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply
  21. AlliE wrote:

    what an amazingly fantastic idea!!!! Thanks!!!!

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply
  22. How did I miss these? LOVE. Pinning. {whenever I type that I feel like I am Charlie Sheen saying, "Winning!"}

    Posted 9.26.12 Reply
  23. Megan wrote:

    Dude. Genius! I didn't realize you DIYd those! I thought you bought them that way!

    Posted 9.27.12 Reply
  24. Gorg! I saw these on Pinterest as well and have been dying to DIY them. I think I saw them in white, but the gold is very glam and fall.

    Posted 9.27.12 Reply
  25. I will never cease to be amazed at how crafty you are. Your ingenuity means that I can look crafty later. 🙂

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

    Posted 10.11.12 Reply
  26. Sarah M wrote:

    Wow!! I love this. Need to spray paint a couple letters and wanted to paint them yellow. I guess gold would work and then I can spray some vases! Lovely.

    Posted 10.30.12 Reply
  27. Tracy wrote:

    Hello! I popped over from Pinterest Told Me To and couldn't be more excited about your awesome blog! These are GENIUS! I plan to make and add to my Christmas decorations. You have a new fan!


    Posted 11.13.12 Reply
  28. Christa wrote:

    GORGEOUS!!!!!! love them! thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  29. Vanessa wrote:

    Oooh definitely trying this!

    Posted 2.27.13 Reply
  30. Bonnie wrote:

    Oh, they are gorgeous! Well done!

    Posted 2.28.13 Reply
  31. So clever!! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 11.13.13 Reply
  32. Donna wrote:

    I just spray painted rubber band vases and they are lovely. What do you coat them with after all is said and done so paint won’t chip?

    Posted 7.3.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Donna! There’s really not a lot you can do, other than handling them carefully. You could try a clear seal to reinforce it!

      Posted 7.5.17 Reply
  33. Cheryl wrote:

    These are beautiful. I just want bought 20 vases for a wedding I am helping with and am about to give it a try. Nervous and excited 😉

    Posted 10.12.17 Reply