I am so excited to share this fun upcycle idea using mason jars, pickle jars, and/or all those floral vases stored under the sink. You know what I am talking about, right? Those “just in case” jars or vases. Well, haul them out from the cabinets or from under the sink for this quick tutorial on how to create mercury glass decor.
You are going to love this one hour upcycle project!
HOW TO CREATE MERCURY GLASS DECOR
It is such a fun and easy project! Grab the kids or the grans for this fun craft. Supervision is a must if you are doing this with kids. Teenagers may love the chance to create sparkly decor vases.
Here is a peek at just one of the floral vases I used to create mercury glass accessories. It is a bit addictive.
You will want to create more when you see the effects when the mirror glass magic takes hold.
The first thing to note is the contrast between the two vases above. That’s the fun/frustration part of this project.
No two jars or vases yield the same results. I’m not sure what was different about the glass jar on the left, but the supply list is below.
HOW TO MAKE MERCURY GLASS DECOR SUPPLY LIST
The Supply List: I have a cute pin graphic for easy reference.
However, I forgot to mention a spray bottle and a roll of paper towels or rags.
- Start with clean jars. I wiped my glass vases & jars with rubbing alcohol.
- Add equal parts vinegar and water to a spray bottle. I keep a stash of recycled spray bottles.
- Spritz the vinegar/water mixture around the vase. Do not wipe off.
- Immediately follow with the Krylon Looking Glass . I found it online, Michaels or Home Depot.
- Spray around the vases multiple times.
- Dab around the vase with a soft rag to blot the drips.
- Let dry. Repeate this process 1-2 more times until you achieve the look you want.
I took this photo in the garage, but I sprayed the vases outside.
There is a noticeable difference between the two vases. I ran low on the Krylon spray which explained the smoother finish on the shorter vase. My plan is to repeat the process to see what happens to the finish.
I love the finished look and I can’t wait to do it again! I would love it if you pinned it to your Pinterest boards!
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