Today we’re going to combine two of my very favorite things: things that glitter and flowers. What could be better?
I was brainstorming centerpiece options for an upcoming bash when I decided what I really NEEDED was to make my own vases. I love the look of a mound of flowers (especially roses) in a cylindrical vase, but I wanted something that was more special than just the see-through glass. I originally thought that some spray-painted jars in a high shine finish would look great- and it would! But since we’re heading into the holiday season, I wanted even MORE glitter than I knew spray paint could offer. What’s better than a metallic shine? SEQUINS.
Sequins offer a TON of versatility. Obviously there are a ton of color options, but there are also different types of trim. In the photo above, the gold color is a wide strip of elasticized sequins while the aqua version is created with a single strand of sequins. While I layered the trim right next to each other, the wide elastic strip would easily lend itself to separated stripes and the single strand could lead to all sorts of patterns.
In addition to the design you use for the application, remember that sequins will catch the light of any candles you have on the table. Combine these vases with a couple candles and you’ve just created a glowy, golden atmosphere!
- assorted vases or jars
- sequin trim
- glue gun
- Ensure your vases/jars are free of dust, clean, and dry.
- Starting at the bottom of the vase, use a small dab or strip of glue the width of your trim to adhere one end of your sequin trim to the glass surface.
- Wrap the trim in your desired pattern around the vase. Depending on the weight of your trim and the design you are hoping for, you may wish to add another dab or two of glue for additional support as you wrap around the vase.
- Finish the pattern and cut trim to fit. Close with a dab of glue the width of the trim, ideally placed at least partially on the glass. (You will need to glue the sequins on top of other sequins to create a clean line. If you are making stripes, I suggest cutting your trim to the exact circumference of the vase and gluing the ends right next to each other to avoid overlap.)
- Sequins are great for this project because they're so forgiving. Some spaces between the trim won't be a big deal and you can probably push the sequins closer together to cover any small holes.
- If you are using elasticized trim, don't stretch it too thin - doing so will put a lot of pressure on the glue and you don't want the trim to pop off!
P.S. Today is Veteran’s Day here in the U.S. We are so thankful for the sacrifices of military personnel and their families and remember all those who have served.
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