DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Wall Art

4 Materials
2 Hours

How to create high-end vintage mercury glass wall art for the holidays for less than $5!

I wanted to add a few 'vintage' pieces to my Christmas decor this year. I'm loving the look of mercury glass this year and when I saw this gorgeous wall art at Pottery Barn I instantly fell in love!

SOURCE: Pottery Barn

Although I already have a sign with this particular saying, I loved the look of the sign but it was $150, so I wondered if I could make it myself, but with different wording.

So the first thing I did was gather together my materials.

  • Picture frame (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Looking Glass Spray Paint
  • Vinegar/Water in a spray bottle
  • Black Spray Paint (matte finish)
  • Vinyl Stick-on letters
  • paper towel

To start: I removed the glass insert from the picture frame. After wiping it down with glass cleaner, I set it down on a protected surface. Then I gave it a one light coat of the looking glass spray paint. Before that could dry completely, I lightly sprayed the surface with the vinegar water. This will naturally react and create that vintage look, but to make it more 'textured' I used a piece of paper towel and dabbed the wet spots haphazardly.

I repeated these steps until I had the look that I wanted. Then I allowed the glass to dry for about 30 minutes. Once dry, I turned the 'mirrored' side over and gave the other side a light coat of the black matte spray paint. After 10 minutes, I gave it one more coat and then allowed that to dry for another 30 minutes.

To create the lettering on the wall art, I chose these stick-on vinyl letters. I've used them in other projects and just love how easy they are to work with.

I chose 'Merry & Bright' as the saying on my wall art. To apply the letters I simply laid them down in place and pressed lightly to seal them to the front of the mirror. When all the letters were in place I put the glass insert back into the frame, secured the back, and VIOLA! New vintage wall art! And my cost? A total of $ 3 for the frame and lettering!!!

You can find the full tutorial in the link below!

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