Mercury Glass Tree Project

Diana Wearing
by Diana Wearing
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!
I bought these tree shaped glass candy/nut containers at Goodwill 69 cents each awesome deal!
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!
Love the mirror effect ~ much better the plain old clear glass!
Really love how they glow with the flameless tealights inside ~
Quick ~ easy ~ inexpensive project :)
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  • Jill Carpenter 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?

  • Tamara P. Tamara P. on Dec 21, 2015
    I'm assuming you taped off the area that is clear before spraying with the mercury glass?

  • Chas' Crazy Creations 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 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 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