Tape Old Newspaper To A Cheap Vase To Make Gorgeous Rose Gold Centerpieces

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Today’s home decor fashion is all about the fusion of sleek, clean design and homey, rustic quirkiness. Take a look on Pinterest, and you’ll see lots of natural materials full of beautiful “imperfections” paired with minimalist neutrals and metallics.

But let’s face it. Creating a space that’s functional and stylish isn’t always the cheapest thing. Right?

Well, it can be if you get a little crafty, as we saw with these beautiful and beachy sea glass vases. These DIY glass vases feature a beautiful gilt accent that has that perfect balance of modern and earthy.

And while it looks like it could come from a designer boutique, it can actually be made right at home using inexpensive materials.


  • piece of newspaper
  • double-sided tape
  • plain glass vase
  • rose gold metallic spray paint (you can, of course, use any color you want, but we like rose gold because it’s modern but still has a beautiful warmth to it)


  1. Tear a piece of newspaper. You want a nice, raggedy edge!
  2. Place a strip of double-sided tape on the newspaper just under the torn edge.
  3. Tape the newspaper to your vase, leaving a few inches exposed at the bottom. Be sure to cover any area you don’t want painted.
  4. Spray-paint the exposed area and let dry for at least two hours. Add a second coat if needed.
  5. Remove the paper and enjoy your stylish new vase!

Watch the video below to see how we did it, and give it a try! They also make great gifts.

SHARE with your crafty friends and see what kinds of cool designs you can come up with!

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