Tuesday

DIY black striped vase

If you saw my entryway makeover you already know I've developed a new fondness for electrical tape.    It's inexpensive and totally reversible, great for those of us who like to change our minds.  I whipped up this little vase in no time.  

I started with a plain glass vase.  I got this one at Marshall's, but have had it for years.


I started at the top and worked my way down.  I tried to just eyeball it, but my lines got all wonky so I used small pieces of tape all the way around as spacers.  


I put a plum colored pillar candle in there for now, but I'm thinking a gold (even sparkly for the holidays?) candle might look great in there!


I brought out my silver pumpkin too, dreaming of fall and some cooler temperatures... 


21 comments:

Unknown said...

Love the vase and the lantern with the gold candles. (I'm a fan of electrical tape too. Used it on my broken planters on the front porch this spring.)

Unknown said...

OK, I really love this! I've been to Home Depot twice today, but I'm going to have to pick up some electrical tape the next time! Your lantern would even be really cute with a stripe or two around the bottom.

Unknown said...

I would have never thought to use electrical tape! So smart Bethany. Love it!!

Unknown said...

So cute! I've been obsessed with black and white stripes lately and really want a striped vase. I will have to try out your method, thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

You are on a roll with electrical tape! I never thought of it as being pretty till you started getting creative with it! :) Love the stripes!

Unknown said...

This is so chic and stylish! I love it! Now I must go get some electrical tape! Who knew that would be on my shopping list! lol!

Unknown said...

I'm a sucker for stripes! Love it!

Unknown said...

Cute! Looks great on your mantle :) xo Kristin

Unknown said...

Looks perfect with the rest of your decor! Love it!!

Unknown said...

I thought I missed a step (or 16)& read it several times thinking I missed the part where you primed it then spray painted it then pulled off the tape (only to find that the paint had bled so there was a part you had to turn toward the wall). Tape it and be done with it! Genius!

Unknown said...

haha, sorry about the confusion! :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Gabbi!

Unknown said...

Thank you Kristin! I'm so excited to finish decorating it for fall!

Unknown said...

me too :)

Unknown said...

I know right? I never knew I could love electrical tape so much! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you! I never paid it much attention either and now I can't get enough of it! ;)

Unknown said...

It would look great on a white vase, black and white is one of my favorite combos!

Unknown said...

Thank you! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you! That's a great idea! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Julia!

Unknown said...

Wow, never would have guessed this was electrical tape! Looks so chic!

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