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Metallic Striped Glassware

Give glass bottles, tumblers, and vases one-of-a-kind graphic patterns in metallic tones.

copper striped glassware containing candles

Photography: Johnny Fogg

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2019


Conductive copper tape really shines when you take it out of the home-improvement aisle. The metallic find, originally intended for electrical jobs, comes in a wealth of different widths. Grab a variety, and give glass bottles, tumblers, and vases these graphic patterns: Repeat the same tape for neat rings, combine different sizes, or color-block using an extra-thick band.


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  • Copper tape (Pictured: Zehhe Copper Foil Tape, 1⁄4" and up, from $6 for a 21.8-yd. roll,

  • Glass containers (Pictured: Wholesale Floral Clear Glass Cylinder Vases, from $3 each for 4" by 5",

  • Scissors


  1. Coil copper tape around your vessel to measure, cut to fit, and remove the backing.

  2. Make ends meet, and stick the landing. (Note: For even spacing, wrap peeled-off backing around your glass to mark the distance between tape stripes. Here, we doubled it for an airier look.)

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