DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

6 Materials
$20
30 Minutes
Easy

I love mercury glass ornaments, but I don’t love the price tag on the real ones! That’s when I decided to try making some faux ones so I could cover my tree with them without breaking the bank!

Here’s what you need for this project:

  • Darice 12-Piece Heavy Duty Glass Balls Clear Glass, 70mm
  • Rust-Oleum Specialty Mirror Effect Spray
  • Rust-Oleum 210849 Hammered Metal Finish Spray in Copper
  • Vinegar
  • Rubber gloves
  • Hair dryer

Remove the metal tops from the ornaments and add 4-5 drops of vinegar.

In a well ventilated area, spray one quick spurt of the copper spray followed by 4-5 quick spurts of the mirror spray INSIDE the ornament. I added the copper spray because I think it gives the paint a more vintage look.

Blow dry the paint through the hole on the top of the ornament while rolling the ornament around in your hand to spread the paint around the inside of the ornament. It should take a minute or so before the paint is dry.

Blow dry the paint through the hole on the top of the ornament while rolling the ornament around in your hand to spread the paint around the inside of the ornament. It should take a minute or so before the paint is dry.


Re-attach the metal top to the ornaments, hang them up and enjoy! 


I hope you enjoyed my DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments tutorial! Please click on the link below to go to my blog and see this project as well as my other seasonal and farmhouse projects!


Michelle

The Painted Hinge Farmhouse


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  • Marie Marie on Nov 09, 2021

    Do you "swish" the vinegar around then pour it out?

  • Emily Emily on Nov 10, 2021

    How much did this cost?

  • Pamela Sloan Pamela Sloan on Nov 15, 2021

    Interesting project! Like the effect. Where did you get the idea to try vinegar? They are pretty but does the vinegar smell last?

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  • Sandy Sandy on Nov 15, 2021

    Yes I am going to do this. Looks awesome.

  • Scott Scott on Dec 03, 2021

    My SICK HUSBAND AND I HAVE SUFFERED BITES OF something store clerks have called "no-see-ums" and these little eggs barely visible; have tormented us NOW FOR 2 years!!!!  *We've done ALL the expected/recommended things, BUT TO NO AVAIL!!!


    I could send you a list of what we've done so far{if you like}. Nothing has worked for

    us!! I have sores all over I cannot heal due to continual biting each night and some

    mornings. NO rash.

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