When I was a kid, I hated the color gold. My mom loved it and all her jewelry was gold and of course I had to rebel in every small way, so I only liked silver. My, my how the tables have turned. Well, not hers (she still loves gold), but mine. I love the way gold accents instantly make something seem more high end and gorgeous. It’s really kind of amazing how you can transform something so easily by just adding a touch of gold to it. Take these vases for example. I found these fun shaped vases at Ikea for 5.99 for a set of two and loved the shapes, but not the colors so much. But I knew with a little bit of spray paint and a few gold additions, I could easily turn these vases into DIY gold accented flower vases that are just my style.
For these vases I thought it would be fun to show you three different ways to add gold accents. But first you need a plain colorful vase. For these ones from Ikea, I simply spray painted them with Montana Gold spray paint in lychee, bazooka joe, pink pink, and malachite dark. Once dry, they were ready to decorate.
-Colorful flower vases
-Gold adhesive vinyl foil
-Gold paint pen
For the first pink vase with gold confetti, I simply used scissors to cut tiny strips of gold foil vinyl and then peel off the backing and attach them to the vase like a sticker. So simple and such an easy way to elevate a plain vase!
For the teal vase, I used the gold paint pen to splatter gold paint onto the painted vase surface and let dry. You can also use regular gold craft paint and a paint brush to add the splatters, but I like the extra metallic sheen of the paint pen.
For the final vase, I went with a cheeky flower pun. To make this vase, I used my electronic vinyl cutter to cut out a my saying from metallic gold foil vinyl. Next I carefully removed the negative space vinyl leaving only the letters of my pun on the baking paper. Then I covered the letters with a large piece of transfer tape and used that to transfer the letters to my vase. After rubbing the letters on, I removed the masking and my vase was ready for a few “damn”delion flowers.
I love how simple all of these modifications were! So take your pick of your favorite method and use it to make a few DIY gold accented flower vases of your very own!