Sometimes a DIY project is born because you have a need for something and you want to make it yourself, and sometimes an idea is generated because you see a product and think, “Whoa! I need to find a way to use that!” Well, that’s pretty much how I felt when I discovered copper foil tape, and I thought that it would be especially pretty when used to make a pattern on a vase. A beautiful vase to hold pretty flowers? Don’t mind if I do!
We’re excited we got to work with The Bouqs Company on this post because who wouldn’t want flowers from the side of a freaking volcano?! Way before working with them, I remember seeing them on Shark Tank and thinking it was the cutest little company. If you haven’t heard of the service, they offer fresh cut flowers (like, cut the day you order) shipped straight from the farm to your house (here’s a video about the process). I can testify that what you see is what you get. The flowers in this post weren’t some special blogger order. It was just my order, and they’re so pretty!
All you really need for this DIY is a vase, scissors and your copper foil tape. I did find that the tape had a hard time sticking to glass, so I switched out my glass vase for a plastic one that was a similar shape and the problem was solved. It also sticks well to ceramic vases, so that’s a good option too.
Just use your scissors to cut strips of the foil to create whatever pattern you like on your vase. I’m a little obsessed with furniture with gold corners right now. So I made a pattern that gives the vase the same sort of feel. But if making a pattern feels too intimidating for you, even just doing stripes with this tape would be really pretty.
You should be able to fill your vase with water and rinse it out with no problem after the tape is applied, but I would only gently hand wash the inside of the vase as needed (and don’t put it in a dishwasher).
Once your copper tape is applied, add your beautiful blooms to your vase and you’re done!
The copper tape looks so elegant with the flowers and it adds a fancy touch to what would otherwise be a pretty plain vase. And let’s face it, a vase DIY is just an excuse to buy flowers, am I right? Now that you have your excuse, go fill your place with some beautiful blooms! xo. Laura
Credits// Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
OOh I’d like to know where the white display tray thing is from too, please!! Love the cute idea btw!!
Hi there! Where is that white display tray from? It is exactly what I have been looking for! 🙂
I love the copper tape! This would be so great for weddings!
I love this
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Love this! The mood of your photos are an inspiration to the rest of us DIY bloggers out there 🙂 Taking good photographs can get costly though! I would lovely to use more flowers in mine but $$$ ;(
So simple and yet so elegant and cool! This is definitely on the to-do list!!
♥ Heather and Melissa
Bouqs is my favorite floral delivery service!! So glad to see you and them teaming up together – two companies I wish nothing but success for.
What a great idea! I have a lot of plain glass vases. I have to reuse them for home staging different properties. It is nice to be able to change the look of the vases without spending a lot of money. Thanks for the tip!
I love the coppertape and what you did with it! Is it ok for you if I feature your post on my blog (bastelschaf.wordpress.com), with one or two of your pictures and of course the link to this post?
Have a nice weekend!
I love this idea! And it’s looks pretty easy too, which means that even I can do it. 🙂
I am so obsessed with copper it is not even funny! Its so in right now! It reminds me a lot of rose gold!
This is SUCH a lovely idea! I got way too excited when I saw this was not only about tape – but copper tape?! My two favourite things have met! I love adding tape to things like this to make them my own, I need to get my hands on some copper foil tape!
Wow, what a simple but really lovely looking DIY idea!
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I’m gonna need some of this tape! SO cute!! And a great way to spruce up anything 😉
My thoughts exactly!! What an ingenious creation.
I am completely in love with this!! I have always had a love of flowers. I think they are just simply gorgeous. I always just opt for the boring vase and I never even thought about decorating my own. Also that copper tape is amazing !!! Thanks for sharing 😀
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Ok wow! I need some of that copper tape asap!
Thanks for sharing this great tool 🙂
Nice idea – beautiful flowers