After three attempts, I think I finally have this project figured out.
I began with one of my Starbucks Mocha jars.
Next I sprayed several coats of Krylon Looking Glass paint.
Once the paint was dry (only takes a minute) I sprayed a mixture of half vinegar and half water and let it stand for a approx. one minute. I dabbed the bubbles with a paper towel then rubbed the entire area in a circular motion to get the desired look of mercury glass. In all the tutorials I’ve read, they say to spray the inside of the jars but I just thought that would be too hard so I sprayed the outside and it seemed to work just fine.
This was an empty pickle jar. I’ve been saving all my jars so I give this a try while my mom was here visiting.
I should have checked to see if a tea light would fit in my Starbucks jars before I painted them. Ha,ha! They look cute as a bud vase anyway. I’m thinking a twine bow around the top of the jars would be cute. Although this project was fun to do ~ I’m glad I didn’t spend any money on fancy vases before trying it. I own some mercury glass and just doesn’t quite measure up. However…this is an inexpensive way to decorate and would work great for a garden party, vintage wedding, etc…