I have a confession - I am OBSESSED with all things mercury glass.
I would say my obsession started with my wedding a couple years ago and I'm always trying to incorporate it into my apartment decor. The only issue with mercury glass is that it's expensive!!
My sister-in-law, Jenn, and I decided to tackle DIY mercury glass over a long weekend. The pinspiration we used was from Martha Stewart
Supplies you will need:
Krylon Looking Glass Spray PaintVases/Votives of your choice in clear glass
Note, this is hard to find in stores, we ordered it from Amazon in advance
Newspaper and painter's tape
Spray bottle with water
Step 1: Tape the outside of the vases with the newspaper. You will only be spraying the inside
Step 2: Spray the inside lightly with the water bottle
Step 3: Spray the Looking Glass Spray Pain into the vase. You will see it pool at the bottom. Rotate the vase so the paint coats the inside evenly
Step 4: Place the vase upside-down to dry overnight. Repeat as neccessary.
The Verdict: A Bust!
Jenn and I were dissapointed with the way the paint coated the vases. We found that we had to repeat this process 5 times and waited 4 hours between sessions (yes, we got impatient!)
We tested a few different kind of vessels, below are pictures of our results! We found that using a vessle with groves/texture let the paint adhere better.
Special note, if you plan to put flowers in the vases, you have to place a plain cup inside first with water. The paint is not safe for plants.
Have you tried to make your own mercury glass? Let us know if you had different results!