I love the look of mercury glass but not the price tag. I decided I would give it a try to make my own mercury glass pieces.
I think they turned out pretty well. The next ones I make I am going to try to add some gold gilding to give it more color and depth.
I started with some brass plated candle holders and glass jars. I spray painted the brass bases silver. I read a bunch of different tutorials online on the different methods of applying the mirror spray paint. Most of the tutorials stated to spray on the inside of the glass. I did not want to do it this way as I wanted to use the vase for fresh flowers.
I used a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water, and sprayed it on the outside of my glass. I let it sit for a minute or 2 and then used an old t-shirt to dab off the water drops. I let the first application dry and then repeated the steps until I had the glass looking the way I wanted.
I glued on the candle holder base and made a floral arrangement for the vase. This is a simple way to add color to your mantle for the Holidays.
Here is the Bulb Wreath I made to go with the Mercury Glass.