DIY Mercury Glass by Remodel This House
Remodel this House has a fantastic tutorial that makes this all the more fun! Thanks for sharing!
Step 2 - Dry time. Let the adhesive dry for about 40 minutes...it will become tacky and a creamy color. While you wait, grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and catch up on a TV show, which is what I did. Or if you are an over achiever, you could do laundry and dishes...but who wants to do that?!
Step 3 - Silver leaf. Take a piece of silver leaf and place it onto the adhesive with the silver side towards the adhesive. The key is to not be a perfectionist. If the silver leaf crinkled up on you, no worries it will look great. Press the silver leaf into the adhesive. Next, slowly peel off the wax paper leaving the silver leaf behind. If the silver leaf rips or comes off in pieces, even better. We don't want the glass to be all silver, we are going for mercury glass which is imperfect.
Step 4 - Brush it off. Brush the excess silver leaf off with a sponge brush. The silver leaf will fall to the bottom of the vase. Shake out the silver leaf into the trash. You now should have a happy little silver-ish vase.
Project cost breakdown:
Vase $3.00 for all 3
Adhesive $2.00 (used a 40% off coupon)
Glaze $0, already owned
Brushes $0, already owned
Total $9.50 for 3 knock-off mercury glass vases
I love my knock-off mercury glass vases! And for $9.50 for three of them, you can't beat that deal. This post might seem long, but that is only because I was very detailed. It was super easy to make these. So easy that even I could do it. Now that I know I can "make" mercury glass, I am heading to Hobby Lobby to get some of the make-it-yourself ornaments and mercury glass those for my Christmas tree!
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