I love mercury glass and have started collecting it. I am helping with a wedding in the next year and thought it would look very pretty at the reception for votive holders and vases. The only problem is the hefty price tag. So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own.
For this DIY you will need:
A glass vase, dish, or candle holder. This one is a cheapo from the dollar store.
vinegar & water & a spray bottle. Mix half water and half vinegar.
Krylon Looking Glass Spray from the craft store.
Step 1: Spray the inside with Looking Glass Spray.
Spray lightly about 5 coats, drying 1 minute between coats. This was a tight squeeze so I had some running, but it was okay because it was the inside.
Step 2: Distress it!
Spray vinegar/water mixture lightly. It will bead. Let sit for about 20-30 secs and lightly use a paper towel and wipe and blot.
3. Repeat! Repeat steps 1 & 2 on the outside until you acheive the desired effect.
4. Spray light coat of Looking Glass Spray over the outside.
Let dry 1 hour before handling.
And the result…
Beautiful faux mercury glass. I placed it next to some of my real mercury glass pieces and I think it turned out pretty darn good!
I think that will work for the wedding :)