Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DIY: Mercury Glass

Lots of projects are in the works for our new house! I have been so excited to have a whole new crop of crafts to dive into since we moved. Here's a snapshot of a few that I've done in the past few weeks.

Project: Mercury Glass Vases

I wanted to do a collection of vases and flowers for a dining table centerpiece, but regular vases were too boring! So I looked up how to create your own mercury glass and voila! Something special.

Supplies Needed:

  • Lots of vases
  • Krylon Mirror spray paint
  • tape and paper

Step 1: Buy vases at a thrift store (I probably spent $6 for like 15 vases)

 Step 2: Wrap outside in paper (so paint won't drip down the outside)

  Step 3: Buy Krylon glass spray paint (chrome or silver spray paint is not the same)
Step 4: Spray the inside of the vase with a water bottle (this is what gives it the dirty/vintage look that is specific to mercury glass)
Step 5: Spray the paint on the INSIDE of the vases and then place upside down to spread out paint and dry. Repeat a bunch of times (I did it like 4-5 times)

Here is the end result!


1 comment:

  1. Love those. Very festive, and the blue is a great accent color.