Create Your Own Mercury Glass in Three Easy Steps

Dress up your mantel, and add some sparkle to your glassware just in time for the holidays with this simple DIY tutorial.

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Create your own mercury glass vases, ornaments and more with this super simple method.

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With vinegar, water and spray paint, you can turn any plain glass into a shimmering piece of holiday decor in no time. Dress up old vases and candle votives, or create your own ornaments in just three easy steps. 

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Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • glass
  • protective gloves
  • vinegar
  • water
  • spray bottle
  • mirror finish spray paint
  • cloth or paper towel

Mix

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Cassidy Garcia

Start by mixing one part water with one part vinegar in a spray bottle. 

Spray

Spray the glass with a light coat of mirror finish spray paint. Then immediately spray again with the vinegar and water mixture. 

Blot + Finish

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Cassidy Garcia

Use a cloth to blot the glass, and then let it dry for about 30 seconds. Repeat this process six times. Allow glass to dry completely before displaying.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

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