FAUX MERCURY GLASS VASES

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This Mercury Glass DIY creates beautiful effect for anytime of the year especially around the holidays. Choose your floral arrangements according to seasons or just use as a display in a group.

As seen on Hallmark Channel’s, ” Home and Family.”

Supplies:

  • 1 Pair Latex/Rubber Gloves
  • 1 Protective Mask For Fumes
  • 1 Spray Bottle Full Of Water
  • 1 Bottle (8 Oz.) Premium Original Chrome Metallic Spray Paint
  • Clear Glass Vase (Recycled Or New)
  • Clean Rag
  • Craft Paper Or Newspaper To Cover Work Area
  • Water To Fill Inside Of Vase
  • Bouquet of Favorite Flowers

Instructions: 

Method #1 Steps:

Will give more of an opaque effect. 

  • Start with a clean vase and set on top of flat work space covered with craft paper or newspaper.
  • Lightly spray water around vase.
  • Shake can of chrome spray paint vigorously.
  • Hold can of chrome spray paint about 8-10 inches from outside of vase and spray in a sweeping motion around vase, from top to bottom. (You will see a chemical reaction of the water and spray paint separating, creating a crackle effect. This is the effect you want.)
  • Let set for about 5-10 minutes, then go back and gently wipe around vase with a clean rag.
  • Let vase dry completely for about 2 hours.
  • Fill vase with water and flowers.

Method #2 Steps:

Will give you a lighter more crackled version

  • Start with a clean vase and set on top of flat work space covered with craft paper or newspaper.
  • Shake can of chrome spray paint vigorously.
  • Spray a lot of water around vase. You will want to oversaturate with water.
  • Hold can of chrome spray paint about 8-10 inches from outside of vase and spray in a sweeping motion around vase, from top to bottom. (You will see a chemical reaction of the water and spray paint separating, creating a crackle effect. This is the effect you want.)
  • Let set for about 5-10 minutes. Can spray another layer if desired.
  • Fill vase with water and flowers.

Lets connect:

T: Cristinacooks 

F: Cristina Ferrare 

I: Cristina Cooks 

P: Cristina Ferrare 

  • dholcomb1

    easy peasy!

    Denise