DIY Mercury Glass
ITEM # 0578778P12
Shop Supplies
Print Description
Crafting Time
1-2 Hours
Skill Level
Beginner
DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Water bottle with light mist spray function
  • Looking Glass spray paint by Krylon®
  • Clean clear glass lantern, vase, tray, votive, etc.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Work in a well-ventilated, protected work area. Be sure the glass is clean and free of tags, labels or dirt. Remove handles or other components that won’t be painted. Cover the outside of the container to make sure the paint doesn't spread to unwanted areas. Remember, the inside of the glass container (or bottom side if painting a tray or platter) is the area that will be painted.
  2. Shake the can of Looking Glass spray paint for several minutes to get it well mixed. First add a light layer of spray paint to the inside of the lantern and immediately follow with a quick mist/spray of water. Spray the paint in short bursts and try to spray lightly enough that the paint doesn’t pool and run.
  3. As soon as the paint has been sprayed into the lantern, shoot it with a quick mist of water. When the water droplets hit the damp spray paint, they will form the spots and bubbled effect that makes mercury glass look so aged and cool. Allow the paint and water to dry completely – 30 minutes or so.
  4. Repeat layers of spray paint and water droplets until the desired look has been obtained. 2-3 layers for each lantern may be required.
  5. Don’t be alarmed if the paint does pool or run – try to tilt the container to spread the run-off so that it adds to the overall texture of the paint rather than drying as a streak running straight down the lantern. Or tip the glass upside down on some paper towels to remove excess water/paint.
Note: Keep them protected from wet weather.

SHIPPING & RETURNS +

SHIPPING

Standard Delivery

You can usually expect delivery within 6-10 business days from your order date (business days are Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays).  You’ll receive an email with tracking information when your order is shipped.   Please allow up to 5 business days to receive your tracking information.  

Some items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and will ship separate from the remainder of your order. 

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Items
Looking Glass Aerosol Spray Paint 6oz-
By Krylon
ITEM # 13418769
$11.19 /yd Reg. $13.99 /yd
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Spray Splatter Bottle 4 Ounces-
ITEM # 11447687
$2.39 /yd Reg. $2.99 /yd
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Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Art-C Mini Glass Mason Jars
ITEM # 13673991
$2.79 /yd Reg. $3.99 /yd
Clearance
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Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.
Transform Mason Jar Wire Handles 3/Pkg-Silver-Wide Mouth
ITEM # 13951710
$4.39 /yd Reg. $5.49 /yd
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Pick-Up: select a color | style above to see availability Pick-Up: Online Only - not sold in stores Pick-Up: In-store purchase only Pick-Up: Out Of Stock Pick-Up: FREE Store Pick-Up Pick-Up: Not Available at This Store
Due to holiday volume, your order may take longer than expected
to fulfill. We will send you a "Ready for Pick-Up" email when your order is ready.
Due to holiday volume, Free Store Pick-Up is available at limited
locations only. The service will return on Monday, Nov. 27.

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Water bottle with light mist spray function
  • Looking Glass spray paint by Krylon®
  • Clean clear glass lantern, vase, tray, votive, etc.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Work in a well-ventilated, protected work area. Be sure the glass is clean and free of tags, labels or dirt. Remove handles or other components that won’t be painted. Cover the outside of the container to make sure the paint doesn't spread to unwanted areas. Remember, the inside of the glass container (or bottom side if painting a tray or platter) is the area that will be painted.
  2. Shake the can of Looking Glass spray paint for several minutes to get it well mixed. First add a light layer of spray paint to the inside of the lantern and immediately follow with a quick mist/spray of water. Spray the paint in short bursts and try to spray lightly enough that the paint doesn’t pool and run.
  3. As soon as the paint has been sprayed into the lantern, shoot it with a quick mist of water. When the water droplets hit the damp spray paint, they will form the spots and bubbled effect that makes mercury glass look so aged and cool. Allow the paint and water to dry completely – 30 minutes or so.
  4. Repeat layers of spray paint and water droplets until the desired look has been obtained. 2-3 layers for each lantern may be required.
  5. Don’t be alarmed if the paint does pool or run – try to tilt the container to spread the run-off so that it adds to the overall texture of the paint rather than drying as a streak running straight down the lantern. Or tip the glass upside down on some paper towels to remove excess water/paint.
Note: Keep them protected from wet weather.