Mercury Glass Tree Project


I love the look of mercury glass ~ I’ve done projects in the past that have turned out great thought trees would look cool too ~ love how they turned out!
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I bought these tree shaped glass candy/nut containers at Goodwill 69 cents each awesome deal!
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Such an easy project :) all you need is a clean glass object a spray bottle of water & a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (Wal-Mart sells it for 8.97 cheapest I’ve found) I spray the glass with a light/fine mist let it sit for a couple of minutes & then do a couple light coats of the looking glass paint ~ you can repeat the steps if you want more marks/streaking until you get the look you want :) Easy!
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Love the mirror effect ~ much better the plain old clear glass!
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Really love how they glow with the flameless tealights inside ~
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Quick ~ easy ~ inexpensive project :)

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3 questions
  • Jill Carpenter
    on Nov 17, 2015

    Someone clever wrote about using Mod Podge & paint to make cranberry glass. Wonder if the mirror glass spray could be used after that?

    • Diana Wearing
      on Nov 18, 2015

      @Jill Carpenter Not sure what he end result would be but certainly worth a try - worst case you just wash it off and start over :)

  • Tamara P.
    on Dec 21, 2015

    I'm assuming you taped off the area that is clear before spraying with the mercury glass?

    • Diana Wearing
      on Dec 21, 2015

      @Tamara P. Hi Tammy! The entire trees are sprayed I think picture with the tea lights just makes it look like a stripe :)

    • Pagirl
      on Nov 1, 2016

      Is the bottom of the tree open? How did you get the tea lights inside?

    • Diana Wearing
      on Nov 1, 2016

      The tops lift off a couple sections down ( you can see it the pictures when they were clear) to just drop in a battery tea light :)

    • Diana Wearing
      on Nov 1, 2016

      The tops lift off a couple sections down ( you can see it the pictures when they were clear) to just drop in a battery tea light :)

  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on Jan 12, 2016

    Did you spray the inside of the trees or the outside please?

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  • Michelle James
    on Nov 26, 2015

    I am planning this exact project. I already have my supplies. Yours turned out so nice I think I will make mine tomorrow!

  • Roberta
    on Apr 27, 2016

    I just bought some of these trees in various sizes thinking I could do something with them at a church function, now I know. Mine were even cheaper than yours. lol. I was thinking about red glass paint, but I like the silver. Great idea

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