If I knew that it was so easy to make mercury glass, I would have done it a long time again! After seeing this cloche with a mercury glass base at Pottery Barn store, I decided to try it!
There are many tutorials on making mercury glass but they are all basically the same. I used a spray bottle of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water. I also purchased a can of Krylon Looking Glass paint from Amazon. I was unable to find it anywhere locally. I checked Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware and Walmart and no one had it!
After cleaning my glass pieces and drying them thoroughly, I sprayed a fine mist of the water/vinegar picture and then light sprayed over it with the looking glass paint. I sprayed another fine mist of the water mixture. After a minute or two, I used a paper towel and lightly padded it on the glass. It lifted some of the finished, giving it the desired effect. So easy, so simple! I did have a little trouble with the taller cylinder vase because I was trying to do the inside but kept having trouble so I just applied the finish to the outside.
Here’s a close-up of the base. I love how it turned out!
I also made the moss ball with reindeer moss from the Dollar Tree and an old decorative ball that I had.
I found the little votive cups at GW and painted them too! They made a nice edition to the mantel!
I have been a little sluggish in getting areas of the house decorated after all the Christmas decorations came down. I’ve finally got it done and before we know it, it will be time to decorate for spring!
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