DIY Striped Vases

Camden Chitwood of Emerson Events is back with us for one more tutorial from her stunning Wedding Inspiration Shoot we shared this morning. Photographer Amanda Watson tagged along to capture the key behind making those gorgeous striped glasses seen in the shoot — this one couldn’t be easier!

DIY striped vases

For this tutorial, you will need:
– Rubber bands, all different widths
– Glass cups
– Spray Paint (special purpose works best)

Instructions:
1. Clean cups and put rubber bands around them, spaced out randomly.

2. Spray cups (upside down so not to get paint inside the cup), 2 coats is best.
3. Let dry 2-3 hours.
4. Remove rubber bands and enjoy!

Thank you Emerson Events and Amanda Watson! View the full shoot here.

22 Comments
  1. What a great and easy project !!!
    This cups look expensive and elegant. A wonderful way to personalize even the glass vases.

  2. Hi, I posted a comment earlier with a question and for some reason it got removed. There was noting concidered inflammatory, offensive, and self-promoting in it.
    Again here is the original post:

    Great idea! But is it safe to use for drinking?

    Basic question is the paint safe?
    Awaiting an answer, thank you.

    1. You left two comments in under an hour. It may take a few hours to a day for us to be able moderate comments – especially on the weekends.

  3. OMG! I LOVE THIS! I placed an order for wedding flowers and already got vases for the DIY! I think I will try this with colors that match my theme. A little more toned down colors but def fun colors! I am getting my flowers with so this kind of project is perfect to do before hand! AHHHHH so excited/nervous! Such a great DIY thanks!

  4. I’ve tried this idea before but the paint always gets under the rubber bands so when I remove the bands all the design I get is a big mess. Any suggestions?

  5. I have some cobalt vases I would want to do this with. Do you think I could use spray glass frost stuff?

  6. Please respond because I do need help!

    I’ve done this for a while now and it makes glassware look great! But I always have this problem when I take off the rubber bands some times It leaves like these “paint tagges” ; paint from the bottom of the rubber band being pulled!

    How do u fix it?

  7. Hello, I’m thinking about doing these as christmas gifts.. If I wanted to do the monogram and the message on one mug, what would you suggest? I would think first do the message and then bake it. Then do the monogram. Just wanted to make sure! thx

    Greets!
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  8. KRALON, SPECIAL PURPOSE, FLUORESCENT CAN NOT FIND IN ANY STORE. SO I TRIED ANOTHER KIND OF FLUORESCENT YUCK!? Please respond, love this day project! Got to get it right! Thanks