There are certainly some trends from the 90s that I am not that excited to see when I spot them returning to stores, but let me assure you that the holographic look is not one of those trends. I’M INTO IT! It totally gives me that feeling of sorting through my crazy stickers and Lisa Frank stationery, and I love all the pretty pastels that holograms can make at one time. I found this holographic vinyl online that’s actually used to cover headlights, but I thought it was so pretty that car maintenance shouldn’t be the only use for the material. Perhaps a vase shall I make?? Done!
–holographic vinyl film
–flat white spray paint
Take your vase and cover the inside rim with painter’s tape. Since you only want to paint the outside of the vase, use more tape to create a barrier and completely block off the inside of the vase.
Use your flat white spray paint (a white primer will work) and paint the outside of your glass vase in several thin, even coats. Allow the paint to completely dry.
Cut a piece of vinyl that is slightly bigger than what you need to cover the outside of your vase.
Line up the vinyl, peel the backing off, and carefully and slowly adhere the vinyl to the vase making sure to press and smooth out any air bubbles as you lay the vinyl down.
When you’ve gone all the way around, use your X-Acto knife to follow along the bottom and top edge and remove any excess vinyl to make it even with the vase.
Now you’re ready to add flowers and really make this vase shine!
I definitely wouldn’t put this vase in the dishwasher, but hand washing the inside after use would be fine. You could also do this for a planter with a different shaped container (although I think round containers show off the hologram best) and add some greenery to the top. I definitely want to hunt down some bigger sheets of this so I can cover larger items as well! Wish me luck! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
Okay….This. Is. Awesome!!!!
I never realized how much I miss the ’80’s!!! It looks cool with the whites roses, but I bet it would look super cool with something a bit more modern and obscure…like protea, or scabiosa, or orchids, or tons of greenery. You’ve peaked my curiosity. I can’t wait to try!
That’s so pretty! I need to make one to use as a photo prop!
I totally have to make one of these to photograph with my paper flowers!
Where did you get those ducks? My parents had one when I was a kid, but it disappeared through our many moves. I’d like to get them another. Thanks 🙂
Love this! It came out so pretty
This is absolutely amazing! Probably my very favourite DIY so far!
I love the opalescent look that it gives! Neat! Yeah, I’m not too fond of the 90’s trends coming back (except the grunge look – I could totally rock that).
So we finally decided to use white furniture for our bedroom and I think this DIY vase would like so great with our overall theme. Beautiful!
This is actually not bad at all, it’s extraordinary for sure!
These colours <3
This is such a lovely trench coat
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I didn’t know you could get holographic vinyl! This is super rad – I’m gonna try it with my Ikea stuff x
This is such a great idea ! Also it would look good with any color scheme !
Well, isn’t that cool!! I think I need to make this too 🙂
I made this a couple of months ago with turquoise paper, but I didn’t paint the back of the vase, so the visual effect wasn’t that good. Definitely, I’ll try again with your tips 🙂