All over Pinterest is the simple idea of wrapping rubber bands around a vase and spray painting it. This is supposed to create a unique, modern vase.
I thought this would be a a great handmade gift for Christmas presents.
I gathered the necessary supplies and set to work.
It’s very important to have a glass of wine while crafting. It makes the process much better.
I chose glass frosting spray paint rather than a color so that it could match any decor.
The rubber bands I purchased turned out to be the big, wide bands, which worried me a little.
I was right to be worried because they did not fit around the small vase I purchased. (I purchased the vases at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 a piece, I love deals!)
I then searched my home for smaller bands, and I found these tiny hair ties. I decided to give it a try.
Since I have been and will be doing so much spray painting, I decided to begin using a cardboard box for all my spray painting needs.
Almost immediately after I began spraying, the black rubber bands melted off. I tried to cover the lines they left with more paint, but it really just made it look messy.
So the next time around I knew I needed to use the big ones. Even though I was not thrilled with winding the band around twice, creating that twist, I did it anyway.
I really did not like the way it turned out. I thought I was using too much spray paint, so I practiced spraying a vase without any rubber bands. Plus it would create diversity among the group of vases. Once I got the hang of it, I did the big rubber bands again.
When using glass frosting spray paint all you need is a light, quick spray and it will look great.
Here is the outcome of all 4 vases. The left two showcase what too much spraying looks like.
I’m pleased with the last rubber banded vase - but now that I know what I’m doing, I think I might buy a few bigger vases and give it another try.
I'd love to hear from you if you decide to give this craft a try. You can follow me on twitter @kissmysmash. The facebook page for Kiss My Smash is coming soon!