Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments

I’ve always loved the look of mercury glass ornaments, and had no idea that look was so easy to recreate. See the secret "ingredient" here!
Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments by All Things G&D
Rust-Oleum's Mirror Effect spray paint is the secret to turning these plain glass ball ornaments into faux mercury glass ornaments!
I sprayed a light coat of Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect Paint on the outside of the glass ball ornament, spritzed it immediately with a spray bottle filled with 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water, and blotted it with a frayed paper towel. I waited a couple of minutes between coats and did three coats of spraying, spritzing and blotting total.
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The beautiful faux mercury glass result!
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