Hi Everyone! 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 from the cabinets or from under the sink for this quick tutorial on how to create mercury glass accessories using glass jars and vases. It’s so fun and easy! Here’s a peek at just one of the floral vases I used to create mercury glass accessories.
Creating mercury glass accessories is addictive. My suggestion? Buy two cans of Krylon mirror glass effect and pull out extra jars from the cabinets (affiliate). You will want to create more when you see the effects when the mirror glass takes hold.
The first thing to note is the contrast between the two vases above. That’s the fun (“fun-strating”) part of this project. No two jars or vases yield the same results. I’m not sure what was different about the one on the left, but the supply list is below.
Mercury Glass Accessories Supply List
Added to this list were a spray bottle and a roll of paper towels.
First thing is to start with clean jars. I wiped my vases with a dish towel dipped in rubbing alcohol. The next step was adding equal parts of vinegar and water to a spray bottle. Spritz the vinegar/water mixture around the vase and follow with the Krylon Looking Glass. I went around the vases multiple times. Follow this up with a paper towel (rolled up) and dab around the vase. Let dry. I repeated this process 1-2 more times to get the effect I wanted for a mercury glass finish. 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!