Isn’t mercury glass so beautiful? I’ve been eyeing gorgeous pieces for Christmas decor and tree ornaments, wedding decor, and everything in-between.
Today I tried my hand at a little DIY mercury glass project. Where was the first place I checked when I realized I needed some jars? The recycling bin! Luckily for me, tomorrow is trash day, so I had a great selection of glass containers. I worked with a small glass jar from grated cheese today, but this same technique would work with any glass container.
I love a whole grouping of glass together. Mercury glass looks equally at home in romantic vintage decor or a contemporary setting. These DIY jars would look great with a large group of them hanging at a party or wedding, grouped on a mantle, or on a tablescape. In fact, I love this easy project so much, I plan to make a set of mercury glass from everything I can find to upcycle!
DIY Mercury Glass Candle Holder
Votive candle or fairy lights
Ribbon and small embellishments
Step by Step Instructions:
- Wash the jar to remove dirt and labels. I soaked mine in hot soapy water to remove the jar label.
- Fill the spray bottle with water.
- Spray paint the inside of the glass container. Don’t spray the outside.
- Lightly mist the painted surface with the water.
- Carefully dab some of the paint off with a paper towel to make some of the water splotches bigger.
- Let the jar dry.
- Tie ribbon around the top of the jar.
- Tuck leaves, berries, or flowers into the ribbon. I used thin sheer ribbon, berries, green leaves, and lamb’s ears. Glue them in place with a glue gun.
- Put a candle or fairy lights in the container. Battery-powered votives work well.
- You’re done! So easy and pretty! You could make a whole set for your Christmas display or wedding reception.