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Glam Up Your Glassware! A DIY Post ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden

What to do when the bride would like an elegant wedding and you are trying to work within a tight budget? You roll up your sleeves and DIY!
Our bride fell in love with the look of mercury glass vases but, at $20 to $80 apiece, that just wasn’t affordable. Read on to see how we gave her the look of mercury glass, lavish centerpieces and a lovely bridal bouquet for less than $300!
HOW – TO’s (I recommend doing this outside or in a well-ventilated room)
Mix 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of water in a mister/sprayer bottle. Set the sprayer and test it until you get a fine mist that beads up on the glass. Believe it or not, this is the trickiest part! Mist the entire piece. (I found it easier to place the glassware upside down to start, then turned it over for the second and third sprayings)
Now, lightly spray over the entire piece of glass with KRYLON “Looking Glass” Silver spray paint.
Time drying for 1 minute, then lightly dab the entire piece with a rag (I used an old tee shirt cut into pieces)
Let the vase dry thoroughly, then repeat this process, layering until you get the effect you want. I did three rounds on each piece, but you can do more if you want a darker mercury glass look.
I used yard sale and Goodwill glass vases and Dollar Store glass salt & pepper shaker sets. Making a total of 40 treated vases in a variety of sizes added an elegant look - I even did a few candle and votive holders!
Half the flowers were purchased at a discount produce store and Costco and the other half came out of our garden.
So our bride had the look she wanted for less than $300.
Check out my blog article for more details and pictures! Thanks for reading!

To see more: http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/glam-up-your-wedding-glassware-wedding-flowers-for-less/

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  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Sep 26, 2016

    These are gorgeous. Love the look. Great share thank you

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
      on Sep 26, 2016

      Thanks so much! Our newlyweds loved them too! Definitely achieved the high-end look with a tiny budget! : )

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