How To Make Mercury Glass

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…

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  1. Hello…I’m new here..I am interested in making GOLD mercury glass?

    • Hi Lorraine…I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to respond. I just now saw your comment. I need to do some research on how I can be notified when comments are left, I’m sure there’s a way. I’m learning new things about blogging everyday! Anyway, I have seen similar projects done with liquid silver leaf so I’m sure you could use Gold as well. Check out Rosemary’s site at http://www.villabarnes.com/ She just posted directions for this very thing. Hope this helps! ~ Judy

  2. You did a great job! They are lovely.

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