DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Wall Art
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!
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!