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DIY Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments

By Blissfully Ever After on Dec 18, 2012


Good morning! Wait, is it still morning? Well for some of you it may be; others are on to lunch and other things… but nonetheless you have all found your way to read this awesome post! You’re in for a treat today, because I am going to teach you how to make faux mercury glass ornaments {that look like the real thing!} and are Pottery Barn Inspired!

What you’ll need for this project:
- Glass Ornaments
- Krylon-Looking Glass Spray Paint
- Folkart Metallic Craft Paint
- Small Spray Bottle
- Water


How to make faux mercury glass ornaments:

Step 1: Mix 1 part water to 2 parts metallic craft paint into your small spray bottle. Swish it around until it is mixed.

Step 2: Take the top off your glass ornaments and then spray the metallic paint/water mixture into the glass ornament. A couple light sprays will work fine. Let this mixture dry inside the glass ornament.

Step 3: Next, take your Krylon-looking glass spray paint and spray light, quick sprays into your glass ornament. Only spray a couple times and then let the paint dry before spraying more coats. This process can take a little bit, so be patient. Spray until you achieve the look you want.

Step 4: Attach a piece of jute twine, raffia, or pretty ribbon to the top of your ornament to hang from your tree, or they can go without to set in a dish, apothecary jar, etc. There are so many ways to display these beautiful ornaments! Be creative!



This is how mine turned out….





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