Hey guys! I love mercury glass ornaments, but I don’t love the price tag on the real ones! That’s when I decided to try making some faux ones so I could cover my tree with them without breaking the bank!
DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments
Here’s what you need for this project:
- Darice 12-Piece Heavy Duty Glass Balls Clear Glass, 70mm (where to buy)
- Rust-Oleum Specialty Mirror Effect Spray (where to buy)
- Rust-Oleum 210849 Hammered Metal Finish Spray in Copper (where to buy)
- Rubber gloves
- Hair dryer
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Remove the metal tops from the ornaments and add 4-5 drops of vinegar.
In a well ventilated area, spray one quick spurt of the copper spray followed by 4-5 quick spurts of the mirror spray INSIDE the ornament. I added the copper spray because I think it gives the paint a more vintage look.
Blow dry the paint through the hole on the top of the ornament while rolling the ornament around in your hand to spread the paint around the inside of the ornament. It should take a minute or so before the paint is dry.
Allow the ornaments to air dry overnight to insure that they are completely dry inside.
Re-attach the metal top to the ornaments, hang them up and enjoy! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed my DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments tutorial! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below!