Ok, so maybe my chickens didn’t actually help with this faux mercury glass project, but they did keep me company from a safe distance. This project is simple enough that my chickens could do it if they had hands. This glassware can make a beautiful display in your home and a lovely hostess gift, filled with flowers to bring to the next picnic or party!

I stumbled upon this faux mercury glass tutorial on Pinterest and in my futile attempts to track it back to its original source, I found endless variations on the technique. I settled on a combination of several and I am thrilled with the results.

The entire project can be completed in 10 minutes or less and involves a can of Krylon Looking Glass, Mirror-like spray paint, a spray bottle of equal parts vinegar and water and clean glassware. The Looking Glass paint can be found many places including larger Michael’s Craft stores, Wal-mart and online.

Here’s the entire technique: SPRAY. MIST. DAB. 

The spray paint can be applied to the outside, the inside or both sides. I tried all the variations and was happy with all of them. When painting the outside, it helps to hold the glass with a gloved hand for maximum control.

SPRAY a light coat evenly on the glass. The paint dries within 2-3 minutes.

When spraying the inside of a container, holding it upside down distributes the paint more evenly and prevents it from puddling at the bottom.

When completely dry, MIST lightly with the vinegar/water solution.

Allow the vinegar to sit for a minute and then DAB the beads off the glass, don’t rub.

Voilà! That’s it! These unmatched pieces look beautiful in groupings on a mantle, side table or window sill.

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Ok, so maybe my chickens didn’t actually help with this faux mercury glass project, but they did keep me company from a safe distance. This project is simple enough that my chickens could do it if they had hands. This glassware can make a beautiful display in your home and a lovely hostess gift, filled with flowers to bring to the next picnic or party!

I stumbled upon this faux mercury glass tutorial on Pinterest and in my futile attempts to track it back to its original source, I found endless variations on the technique. I settled on a combination of several and I am thrilled with the results.

The entire project can be completed in 10 minutes or less and involves a can of Krylon Looking Glass, Mirror-like spray paint, a spray bottle of equal parts vinegar and water and clean glassware. The Looking Glass paint can be found many places including larger Michael’s Craft stores, Wal-mart and online.

Here’s the entire technique: SPRAY. MIST. DAB. 

The spray paint can be applied to the outside, the inside or both sides. I tried all the variations and was happy with all of them. When painting the outside, it helps to hold the glass with a gloved hand for maximum control.

SPRAY a light coat evenly on the glass. The paint dries within 2-3 minutes.

When spraying the inside of a container, holding it upside down distributes the paint more evenly and prevents it from puddling at the bottom.

When completely dry, MIST lightly with the vinegar/water solution.

Allow the vinegar to sit for a minute and then DAB the beads off the glass, don’t rub.

Voilà! That’s it! These unmatched pieces look beautiful in groupings on a mantle, side table or window sill.

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Rebecca
11 years ago

Love it! They turned out awesome :)

britsngrits
11 years ago

I like this… they look lovely! I will have to give it a try. I bet they will look nice next to my cobalt blue jars.

Ellen
11 years ago

That is a good idea for the old jars I save, will have to try it. Ellen from Georgia

Amie J
Amie J
11 years ago

Which of the vases were painted on the inside, which on outside, and which on both in and outside?

Kim Hill
11 years ago

What a fun project! What is the reason for the vinegar spritz though?

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