DIY - Mercury Glass

Michelle James
by Michelle James
3 Hours
I had been seeing pieces of mercury glass in the stores and I really liked the look of it but it was a little more than I could spend on home decor.
Then I started seeing a couple of bloggers make their own an achieve a really good copy cat version. So I decided to try it as well. I wanted some of this in my display in my living room
Supplies needed:

Looking Glass - Silver Spray Paint

Water in a spray bottle

Glass bottles, pumpkins, or whatever glass piece you want to transform
Spray the bottle (I sprayed the outside) then spray with water while the paint is still wet. It took me a few tries to get the look I wanted. I tried this jack-o-lantern first and did not get very "splotchy".
Then I tried the glass pumpkin. His lid was okay but his body was not. I must have waited too long even though the paint was still wet.
Next up was this bottle. This was turned out much better although it is hard to see in the photo. I really sprayed a lot. The paint was pretty drippy.
Finally, I used these two bottles from the Dollar Spot at Target. With these I sprayed a little paint, then I spray some water, then spayed more paint, then hit it with more water. This photo is during the process.
This one is was taken when they were dry.
The detail is still hard to see in the photo but they are more "splotchy" than the others and turner out pretty good! And they look great in my decor.
This is definitely something you could try at home and doesn't have to be for Halloween. I can't wait to paint the glass Christmas trees I purchased from the dollar store! To see more of my projects please visit my blog!
Michelle James
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  • J.Chapman J.Chapman on Oct 21, 2015
    I did a large goldfish bowl and made a garden gazing ball,it turned out really well.

    • Michelle James Michelle James on Oct 21, 2015
      That sounds so cool! Did you use the vinegar/water or just water on yours? I am curious.

  • J.Chapman J.Chapman on Oct 22, 2015
    I just sprayed the inside of the fish bowl with the Looking Glass type paint, I think it was a different brand because it was a smaller can.I used even coats with about ten minutes between 4 or 5 of them,I then used a piece of landscape timber as my post,it was about 21/2 ft. out of the ground,and I tacked a piece of copper around the top about 6 inches or so creating a collar to hide the opening of the goldfish bowl it also gave the bowl a base on which to set,its a good tight fight.It may have been the paint but it just turned out that way,I was hoping for a more mirror like finish,but now that its done Im still satisfied.

    • Michelle James Michelle James on Oct 22, 2015
      @J.Chapman That sounds nice and it is very creative. I would have never thought of that! Thanks for the reply.