Mercury Glass DIY
I shared a few images of the mercury glass champagne glasses I made in the Winter 2013 issue of Everyday Party Magazine. I love the look of mercury glass, as a little girl, we had several traditional mercury glass Christmas trees from my mom’s grandmother, I remember loving them as a child. Recently, mercury glass has come back in style. There are mercury glass DIY’s all over the web, and I used a hybrid of a few after messing up several champagne flutes.
* Clean, clear glass. Any glass will do, I sprayed jars, champagne flutes, and vases.
* Spray bottle of water. I used one that spritzed a fine mist, and it worked the best.
* Tape for taping off the glass if you want. I was out of painter’s tape, so I used washi tape.
* A rag or paper towel
As always, use spray paint in a well ventilated area with a mask. This paint has a very strong odor.
Tape off your clean, dry glass (if desired), and spritz with water. Spray just enough water to make drops start, but not dripping wet. As soon as you spray with water, spray with the Looking Glass spray paint. Wait about one minute, and dab with your rag or paper towel. Repeat until you have the desired look. The glass above was sprayed three times, but, I have several other glasses that were sprayed 5-6 times. Let the glass dry throughly and enjoy your beautiful new mercury glass!