Mercury glass also known as silvered glass is glass that has a silvery appearance. Though it’s called mercury glass, it actually contains no mercury. Mercury glass has a very similar look to antique mirrors that are mottled. And you can get the excellent sparkling shine mercury glass effect with mirror paint. Mercury glass paint has many colors such as silver, gold, blue and pink.
The vintage class look of mercury glass can instantly create atmosphere in any space. So people today are more and more obsessed with using mercury glass in their home decorating. But the beautiful mercury glass items always come with high price tags. The good news is beautiful mercury glass can be made with your own hand and the process is easy, frugal, creative and fulfilling. In today’s post, we’re sharing some of the most beautiful ideas and tutorials showing you how to make cheap decorations look like mercury glass. With a variety of goodwill glass pieces, a little spray paint, and the scratched mercury technique, you can get your own unique and vintage looking mercury glass in no time at all!
Browse these photos of mercury glass projects to find more ideas and how to make them with your own hands. They are all very beautiful and creative, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make!
We’ve been working on this list for a long time, but I’m sure there are many more awesome DIY ideas that we’ve missed. So if you know one or have done a cool DIY project for your home, feel free to share it in the comments! Thank you!
DIY Pink Mercury Glass Tealight Holder
Paint the inside of your glass votive holder as desired with pink paint followed by Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint. Get the Mercury Glass look by pre-spraying the glass with water and just a touch of dish liquid or vinegar, spray with Krylon Looking Glass paint, let dry, repeat process until you achieve the ‘depth’ you are happy with.