DIY Gold Scalloped Vase

Feb, 10, 2016

Welcome to our first official Monthly DIY Challenge of 2016! Last month, we recapped our top posts from last year which you can check out here if you missed it. Now don’t worry, I’m not neglecting Baby Berto and DIYing my life away. With her late arrival, I was able to knock this project out and schedule it ahead of time 🙂 Our theme this month was Metallic Paint and I came up with this DIY Gold Scalloped Vase.The Monthly DIY Challenge

Of course I needed something easy and the possibilities are endless with metallic paint. Spray paint was the first thing that came to mind, but then I took a little trip to the dollar store and found this super thin glass vase. I knew I could fancy it up a bit and somehow a scalloped pattern came to mind. I already had some gold metallic paint. All I needed was a circle paper punch.


Diy gold scalloped vase

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::  Vase
::  Metallic Gold Paint
::  Circle Paper Punch
::  Card Stock

Gold Vase Supplies

First you’ll want to cut out a bunch of circles with your punch. The one I got was 1 inch. I just happened to have a bunch of black card stock, but you can use any color.

Black Scallops for Vase

Next up, paint those suckers gold. I did 3 coats.

Gold Painted Circles

Now for the bottom layer, you’ll want to cut your circles in half then glue them down, slightly overlapping one another. I found super glue to be the easiest for this. Be sure to only glue the very bottom of the paper. You’ll need to tuck the rest of the circles behind them so you don’t want them to be stuck to the glass.

Cut circles in half to create scallops

Once you have your bottom layer down, grab the rest of your circles and tuck them behind each other to form the scalloped pattern. I only used glue in spots where it was really necessary. Most of them just stayed in place on their own.

Gold Scalloped Vase

You can go up as high as you want but you can see I did 4 layers. And now this boring little vase looks super glam with my grocery store tulips in it 🙂

DIY Godl Modern Vase

Modern Gold Vase

Don’t forget to check out all the other Metallic Paint projects below!

DIY Gold Scalloped Vase



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    February 18, 2016

    I wonder if you can use old Christmas cards and put a battery tea candle in the glass for Christmas

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    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    February 12, 2016

    This is so pretty, Bre! Hope you and sweet Eloise are doing well!

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    Julie Hood

    February 11, 2016

    I love this! What a clever way to upgrade plain vases. 😀

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    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    February 10, 2016

    This is adorable! I love scallops and gold, so it’s right up my alley. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well, my friend!

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    February 10, 2016

    I think this is really pretty, modern and chic. I will give it a try since I have enough vases to host a dinner party lol. PS How do I enter the challenge? thank you

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    Erica @ Dwell Beautiful

    February 10, 2016

    This is seriously so chic and the style is right up my alley 🙂 I actually have a ton of these skinny vases that a friend gave me after her wedding, so now I know what to do with a few of them! Thanks!

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