Thursday

A Little Crafty... DIY Mercury Glass

I love the look of mercury glass and I wanted to add some to my Christmas decor, but I didn't want to pay the price.  Enter this tutorial.

So far I have tried it out on some old jelly and baby food jars.  I plan on hitting up the thrift store for some large glass vessels, but until then, I wanted to share it incase you want to do it for the holidays :)

Start with the Looking Glass spray paint.  I hear it can be hard to find but I got it at my local Super Wal-Mart for about $8 a can (spendy).  Spray the inside of the glass.
Now, it was cold in my garage and it was taking forever to dry, so I busted out the blow dryer.
The only other thing I did differently from the tutorial that I linked to above is that instead of a paper towel I wore a surgical glove and just rubbed the inside of the bottle with my finger.  I feel like it offered better control.
And here is the finished product!  When I get around to doing some big pieces I will be sure to post those too!

I really feel like it needs more distressing next time.  I think I will use this tutorial... maybe some rub 'n buff (that stuff is super cool).  Stay tuned.

1 comment:

blackheartbetty said...

Very cool! This is my first visit. I may have to give this a shot.

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