Mercury Glass How To

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I have a mason jar craft bucket list.  And creating mercury glass-look mason jars was right at the top of that bucket list …


and am I crazy for having a mason jar craft bucket list?


There are quite a few tutorials out there on how to make faux mercury glass  pieces using a spray paint product called Looking Glass.  Like this one.  And this one.


But that Looking Glass spray paint is pricey.  And I think it works best if you spray the inside of the glass …


but that wouldn’t work.  I want to use these as vases.


So I opted to use my trusty metallic spray paint …




I sprayed the jars with equal parts water and white wine vinegar …




Then I applied the silver spray paint …




And I waited a minute or so and then dabbed at the jars with a rag …


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I repeated the spritz, spray, and dab steps two more times …


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Now I can happily say I’ve crossed something off my mason jar craft bucket list …


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one down, 10,000 to go!


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Winking smile





* Between Naps on the PorchTatertots & Jello *


  1. These are so fabulous!!!! So easy too! You are not only the queen of Mason Jars…you are the Princess of Paint!!!! I adore Mercury glass and I am in love with these! Thanks my friend for always inspiring us!!! You rock! Hugs

  2. These are my faves!

  3. So pretty! I love the simplicity of your technique.

  4. Those are gorgeous…so pretty!

  5. vicki graves says:

    These are amazing! I love anything Mason Jar & love Mercury glass so what an exciting combination!!!!

  6. I love this! Thank you for sharing; can’t wait to try it myself.

  7. WOW! This is a fabulous idea!!! Pinning!!!

  8. These are fantastic! I’d love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party!

  9. Lynette McClain says:

    Gorgeous job, great tutorial, doing it today!!

  10. Gorgeous … on my “to do” list … pinned it!

  11. These are great – definitely want to make them. When you repeated the steps – did you repeat each step: water/vinegar spray, paint and dab? And, assuming you used a soft cloth rag and not a paper towel, correct?

  12. Oh these are great!! I’ve been planning to ‘mercury glass’ some glass christmas trees that I found at Goodwill. Thanks for such an easy and affordable tutorial!!

  13. These look FABULOUS! Especially with the orange roses, just beautiful!

  14. I love metallic paints and this is a wonderful idea, thank you!

  15. I love this!! I followed the instructions and got a pretty good result. My jar doesn’t seem as shiny, but it still looks great. My distressing isn’t as nice either, but I am wondering if it matters if you use white vinegar vs. white wine vinegar. Any suggestions would be welcome! I have a case of jars and thought this would make a nice homemade gift to give to close friends.

  16. I really love these! They are so pretty. I think they might work with the other decor I’m wanting to use on my back porch. Thanks for sharing a tutorial!

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I love mercury glass and these jars look like the real thing!!
    I haven’t heard of white wine vinegar – would it be similar to just plain white vinegar?

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  19. LOVE!!

  20. I love this look! Absolutely beautiful – esp with the orange roses. 😀

  21. Thank you so much for this fabulous and easy idea. My granddaughters and I are making these as gifts for their moms for Christmas! Of course, Grandma is keeping some too…

  22. I have already sprayed mine gold but I was hoping for more of an antique look, would this work if I was to do it now or would I need to start from scratch?

    Thank you

  23. I have already sprayed mine gold but was hoping for more of a antique look, would this work if I did it now or would I need to start from scratch?

  24. So did you do the spraying on the outside? That would make things sooo much easier!


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