DIY Mercury Glass

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I have been seeing Mercury glass all over the place in stores and on websites.  Then, I saw the best thing EVER!  DIY Mercury Glass.  I would have never guessed in a million years that this would be something I could do myself.

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

DIY Mercury Glass

The minute I saw this I knew I had to try it.  I have been pricing some of this online and I saw a 5 inch mercury glass pumpkin for over $25.  My glass pumpkin from the second hand store was $3 and I have been using the same can of spray paint for all of these projects.  I still have quite a bit left too.

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Looking Glass  – Silver Spray Paint (this was $11.99 for a smaller than usual bottle at Hobby Lobby.  But use your 40% off coupon)

Water (in a spray bottle)

Glass bottles, or whatever you want to make

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

 

Two blogs that I have read said that you need to spray the inside of the glass item.  Then I read one that said she sprayed the outside.  Well, I wanted to spray some bottles for Halloween and I knew it would be impossible to spray the inside so I used the outside version on all of these projects.

I also read that using a little vinegar helps as well.  I did not try the vinegar but I think I may when I spray the cute, glass Christmas trees I got.  I can’t wait!!!!

Anyway,  the first victim was the glass jack-o-lantern.   It was very obvious right away that I waited too long to spray the water and the paint didn’t budge very much.  I was a little disappointed but I am still using him in my decor.  He just doesn’t have very many splotches.

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

Next it was the glass pumpkin’s turn.  You can see he turned out a little better but still not great.  His lid is better than his body.

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

When I got to this bottle I really went for it with the spray bottle!

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

It is hard to see in the photo but it is much blotchier than the other two and looks pretty good.  This bottle came from the Dollar Tree if you are interested to know that!  Love that store.

If you like the label you can download my Halloween Bottle Labels for free!

Then I have the last two bottles.

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

With these guys I painted a section, the sprayed that sections with water, then painted another section and so on until I was all the way around.  Then I hit it again with the spray bottle.  They have splotches and runs.  I really like them a lot.  It think the vinegar would help break down the paint even more.

This photo is during the paint process.

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

I am not sure how I want to decorate these two yet but I will probably tie some fun ribbon and a tag or something for Halloween, then change it out for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

 

DIY Mercury Glass - www.michellejdesigns.com - create your own mercury glass using a spray paint and some water! Who knew?

I hope you enjoyed this post and will try the DIY mercury glass for yourself.  It really is pretty impressive!

Thanks for stopping by.

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10 Comments

  1. Carolann

    What a great idea! Love it for so many projects.

    11 . 06 . 2016
    • Michelle

      I created a lot of these over the Holidays. It is such a great look! Thanks for stopping Carolann!

      11 . 06 . 2016
  2. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    You tricked me…..I wasn’t expecting Halloween pics…LOL Great project…I really must try this paint.

    11 . 06 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Haha! That is funny. I am sharing some previous posts. It is a really fun paint. I just shared some lamps (you know me and my lamps) with this mercury glass look. They were super cool! Thanks for stopping Q’s!

      13 . 06 . 2016
  3. Carolann

    Love this Michelle! I can’t wait to try it too. It’s perfect for the pumpkins! Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

    16 . 09 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann and you are welcome! I love the look of the mercury glass but it can be expensive. This is a great alternative.

      20 . 09 . 2016
  4. ARod

    Fun easy and quick the perfect diy. Thanks so much for sharing looks super cute.

    16 . 09 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Anj! Yes this is super quick and easy. I love the transform glass now. I just did a pair of lamps and they look great. Thank you!

      20 . 09 . 2016
  5. Dana

    really like your silver pumpkin…. was this pumpkin clear glass to begin with?
    do you spray the inside of the object?

    24 . 09 . 2016
    • Michelle

      HI Dana, yes that one was clear glass when I bought it and I did not spray the inside. You can see the tutorial on how to create that fun look in this post. http://michellejdesigns.com/diy-mercury-glass/ I hope you will try it. I just did two glass lamps too and they turned out so cute. I love them. That will be in a future post coming up soon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      25 . 09 . 2016

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