Happy DIY Friday! We actually have several DIY projects lined up for the next few Fridays....shocking I know....so stay tuned! This project was inspired by Pinterest (What isn't these days) ...and as always, Pinterest made it look so easy and attainable by any monkey with a spray can...and lets suffice it to say....we are still perfecting our technique!
We have a November bride who wants three different table centerpieces for her wedding and we thought one way to unify these ideas was to use a common item in all of them. We thought that Mercury glass would look great with all three ideas and started pricing it out...we found a few at West Elm that we liked Here
...but at 5 dollars apiece, these centerpieces could get quite pricey!
This sent us to Pinterest....and we saw beautiful pictures of other people's DIY mercury glass and were inspired!
|Martha Stewart said we could do it.....|
Our First Attempt:
|Materials: Krylon Mirror Like Spray paint, Half Vinegar half water Solution, Rag, Newspaper, Votive|
|A close up of the Paint|
|We filled the tops of our votives with news paper as the can says this stuff is combustible|
|We sprayed a layer of paint, holding the can about 8 inches away and let it dry for about 3 minutes. |
We then sprayed it with the vinegar/water solution.
|The paint will start to bubble up and you use the rag (We found if you sprayed the rag with the solution as well it gave you a better result!) to pop the bubbles. |
|The finished product...it gives you that frosted mercury glass look as seen here...if you want a more opaque look, you would need to spray the inside as well as the outside and do several coats!|
I think next time we may use a sealer to give it a more finished look...but overall I think it is what we are going for! We calculated how many we needed and I think the number is somewhere around 60...so we should be experts by the end...and will probably be able to give you lots of pointers!