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!
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.