Mercury glass ornaments are always a classic and timeless item to add to your Christmas decor. They have been around since the 1800s, and will probably will never go out of style. They are especially popular this Christmas season, from Pottery Barn to Amazon, they can be seen all over the place. But they can be pricey! Here’s the good news-you can make these mercury glass ornaments, in only a few minutes, using any glass ornaments you already have, and for just a few cents a piece! Just follow this How to Make Mercury Glass Ornaments!
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1)Any glass ornament that you already have, or blank glass ornaments from the craft store.
2)Krylon Looking Glass spray paint
3) Spray bottle with vinegar
4) Rag or paper towels
- Spray ornament with vinegar
- Shake Krylon Looking Glass spray paint very well, and spray all over ornament. You can do this in the plastic compartment box that ornaments come in.
4. Blot any drips with paper towel. Allow to dry, and turn the ornament over and repeat the steps again so that the ornament is completely covered with the mercury glass look.
Sometimes things don’t even have to start out glass to transform them into the mercury glass look! This lamp was a ceramic lamp from the thrift store, but it still worked! Isn’t how to make mercury glass ornaments so simple!!! Now that you know how to do this, you can turn any glass object into a beautiful mercury glass piece!
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Kim Waldorf says
I love Mercury glass! This seems like an easy process. I may need to try this ASAP! Thanks for sharing!
It is so easy, Kim! It only takes a few minutes, and you can turn practically anything into mercury glass!
Carol Karl says
Wow, these are great. I love your lamp too.
Thank you so much, Carol! The lamp started out a 1960s avacado green and orange! I hated to paint over it, but it was truly hideous!
This is so neat!!! I am going to try it myself. Thank you so much for sharing yiur tips
Thanks so much, Renee! You should totally try it, and while you have everything out, you might as well mercury glass a vase or two!
I Love this idea Danielle! I didn’t realize you could spray the outside of ornaments, definitely trying this!
Yes! And you can make just about anything glass or ceramic look like mercury glass!
This is so cute!
Thanks so much, Stacy! They are so quick and easy to make!
WOw, this is a great idea – they look perfect in that bowl! I also really like the base of the lamp, it looks amazing!
Thanks so much, Katerina! You are too kind!
Linda Johnston says
Who knew it would be so easy toturn your glass items into beautiful mercury glass?!
It is so easy, and once you start, you’ll want to mercury glass everything in your house!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls says
I loved your idea to even use your mercury glass method to redo an old lamp. It looks amazing!
Thanks so much, Heidi! I actually did two lamps like this because I loved it so much. One was an old 80’s mauve potbelly lamp and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it worked great!
Josiah - DIY Thrill says
This is such a great tutorial, thank you!
Thanks so much, Josiah! I hope you make some!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
I didn’t know it was so easy to recreate mercury glass. i have definitely pinned this for future use. They look great!
Yay, Donna! You won’t believe how quick and easy it is!
I love that looking glass paint…it’s amazing!! I transformed a brass goodwill lamp into a faux mercury glass; it came out so pretty!
Isn’t is amazing, and so easy to do! Thanks so much, Jennifer!
Esther Webster says
What a great project Danielle! They look amazing!🥰
Thank you, sweet Esther! I always appreciate your kind comments! You are such a good friend!
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
oh these are sooo pretty! i love the look of mercury glass and just recently discovered it. I’ve been spraying it inside of mason jars but haven’t tried it on the outside yet. I will give it a try, would be much easier to dap the water off from the outside than from the inside. LOL
Yes, it’s so quick and easy!!! It works really well! Thanks so much for reading!