DIY Mercury Glass

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I did this. It turned out pretty close. The store-bought faux mercury glass is a little bit more gold, but it looks very pretty and vintage looking. I unfortunately lost the pictures from my phone, and they are currently an hour away. It looks very silvery, and when you apply the vinegar it eats away completely at the paint, so it becomes clear glass again. The only issue I had was that the paint was so thin, it would drip. So I would take the paint that pooled at the bottom of the vases and candle holders and swirl them around the inside.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did it on my vases.  Much cheaper and easier than buying filler to hide the paper flower stems.  If you want a different look, after you blot it with vinegar, paint some bronze/gold inside.  It took about an hour to do 20 vases, working continuously. It took 1.5 cans of paint for the 20 12″ cylinder vases.  I did a lot of coats, but it dries very fast.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@iadornyou:  I have. I have a thread on it, too. Check it out, it’s super easy. I’m on my phone or i would post it for you myself. 🙂

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