Project: Faux Mercury Glass from Recycled Vases

Craft & Design

Make_Krylon_Button_v3.gifMercury glass is a beautiful collectable, prized for it’s silvery, shimmery finish and rich layers of texture. But vintage pieces are as expensive as they are rare. Fortunately, there are several ways to get the look and they could not be more simple. I used Krylon® Looking Glass Mirror-Like paint to recreate the look using recycled vases and candleholders. Learn all the steps in my tutorial on Make: Projects.
My suggestion to you- don’t plan on making just one piece. Instead, give yourself an instant collection. Select mismatched glass with varying heights and shapes. The paint will unify them. Display them with branches of greenery, candles, moss, velvet and crystals to create a high style vignette that evokes the beauty of the season.
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