Trendy Tuesday: DIY Mercury Glass

Trending Alert….Mercury Glass! Have you seen this in Michael’s Craft store, a recent wedding, or all over Pinterest?

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You also might have noticed that this lovely Mercury Glass can be quite pricy $$$ Of course there are ways to get around that, so Chanda and I set out to attempt to make our own glass for our upcoming Christmas party.

Supplies:

  • Glass vessels (vases, candle holders, hurricanes, etc.)
  • Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint (sold at Miner’s Ace)
  • Spray Bottle
  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Paper towels

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Start off with collecting your vessels, we hunted ours down at the local Goodwill- score!

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Now it’s time to move outdoors and spray the inside of the vessels- just be sure to not spray too much because it will drip! Also know that it will take about 5 light coats to cover the inside completely. Let them dry for about 5 mins.

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All done with your tagging?

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Now it’s time to mix 50% white vinegar and 50% water into your spray bottle. Give a light mist inside of each vessel and let sit for about 1 minute.

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Time to rub off the drops, rub gently with your palm. If you want to remove a larger chunk simply use your fingertips more when you rub. Work from the bottom of the vessel towards the top so you don’t remove too much paint.

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And ready for this spotted beauty?

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So dreamy and romantic! We can’t wait to set the ambiance with our new candles for Christmas!!

~Sam

 

 

 

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