Wednesday’s Blogtober prompt is a DIY project. It’s supposed to be fall related, but I haven’t been doing many (or any) DIY projects lately, so I decided to post about a project that I did for my wedding but that you could use any season.
For our wedding, my Handsome Hubby and I went with a vintage theme, and I really wanted to use mercury glass as much as possible. The problem was that real mercury glass can be expensive. After seeing some faux mercury glass tutorials on Pinterest, I decided to give it a try. It turned out great and was much cheaper than buying a dozen mercury glass vases to use as centerpieces. I don’t have pictures of the different steps, but I have some pictures of the final product. The first picture is of two of the faux mercury glass vases I did, and the second is of what our wedding centerpieces looked like.
Check out my DIY Projects Pinterest board for some tutorials, but here are some tips:
- Be sure to use the Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. It will give you the shiny finish that looks like mercury glass.
- If you plan to put anything inside any of the items you use – candles, flowers, etc. – be sure to use the spray paint on the OUTSIDE. The first time I painted a vase, I sprayed the paint inside. When I filled the vase with water and put flowers in it, the paint peeled off, and I had to redo it. So. Very. Lame. Also, spray paint is flammable, so it’s probably not a good idea to spray paint the inside of a vase and then put a lit candle in it.
- The longer you wait after you’ve spray painted with the Looking Glass paint, the less of the paint will rub of to create the distressed glass look. You can always spray it with more of the vinegar and water solution to distress it to your liking.
- Be sure to do this project in a well-ventilated area.
So, this might not be a fall project, but I think you could totally use faux mercury glass to decorate during the fall.