Mercury Glass Made Simple

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DIY Mercury Glass TutorialMercury Glass, Mercury Glass, Mercury Glass….I have read all the different ways to make this latest trend on your own, and well of course like most of you, I did it my way….soo easy, I just winged it!

I bought this cute glass geranium from one of my thrift store haunts (who knew those were going to be in style again) and ripped out the old greenery, cleaned it up and it just sat around for a while with nowhere to go. Then when all the Mercury Glass started showing up everywhere I just knew I would try it on this little beauty. And she came out fantastic!!

Mercury Glass Made Simple



I sprayed the inside of the glass vase, the lid and the base with a spray bottle of water, shook it out and let it dry a minute or two upside down propped on two spray can lids. Then spray a light coat of Krylon Looking Glass Paint. Let it dry upside down for a few minutes.

Mercury Glass How-to
This is my last-minute before pic…

Clean off any over spray immediately, I really did not have any though. Then take a paper towel and wipe away the paint in various areas on the inside of the glass.

Spray Black spray paint sporadically inside in the areas you rubbed off, let it dry, then rub off some more of the paint. I then used a metallic cream colored spray paint and sprayed that sporadically just like the black paint. I rubbed out any drips.

Just keep layering and spraying until you get the look you want. Use short spurts to make the circle spotted patina look. This took no time at all to do and it dried really fast. Love it! It came out awesome, even better than the pictures portray.

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48 thoughts on “Mercury Glass Made Simple

  1. LOVE this! I, too, have seen the tutorials for mercury glass. I’ve got 2 cans of that spray paint I rushed out to buy – a year ago – but haven’t used yet when I think about all the masking off. But I’m thinking your way sounds easier and more fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love it! Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. Hi Kim!
    Love this – so glad you came by to link up! PLease come back again this week – I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. Great mercury glass! The best homemade I’ve seen. Love the tutorial too. I featured it today on Mod Mix Monday!

  5. Hi Kim! Thanks so much for sharing how to “make” mercury glass on our own. Yours looks just fantastic. I saw your post via it being featured as one of the best posts from “Masterpiece Monday” link party…congrats!

  6. I just saw your link on Mom4Real’s link party and I’m so glad I did!! This is fantastic!! It looks amazing!! I’m like you….I don’t want to fuss with taping I just wanna get to the fun stuff!!! 🙂 The shape of it is fabulous, too!! I’m definitely pinning this one to try very soon!!

  7. Well, it turned out so great! The pictures look so nice- and it looks like real Mercury glass : )

  8. So pretty!!! I need to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  9. Beautiful. Hope to see you again this Friday at Bacon Time.

  10. Looks great,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays 🙂

  11. I have to get a can of this mercury glass paint and try it out. I’ve seen so many great projects turning glass into mercury glass, including yours. Love the shape of the dish that you used – and the little moss bird is cute 🙂

  12. I love it. Thanks for the simple tutorial. Pinning it!:)

  13. Seen this project for mercury painting around blog land a lot too, but like yours the best. Like the dish you used and the finished patina as well. Can’t wait to try it. Would be great for displays in my flower shop.

  14. Wow! Love it. I like how you layered it with the black and cream metallic paints. I’m totally going to try this as I have a similar apothecary jar! Pinned it. 🙂

  15. You are so clever! This looks gorgeous! I’m jealous because my Michaels doesn’t ever have this spray paint and everyone is using it to make such pretty things! I’m so glad you linked it up this week!

  16. Oh my goodness! This looks better than any others I have seen! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Amazing!!!!

    Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality Party!!

  18. Wow, what a great tip on doing this! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring “Transformations” called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

  19. Love the mercury glass. Totally gonna do that for some old pieces I have.
    I’m a new blogger stopping by from the blog hop. Id be honored if you would follow me and give feedback when I post. Thank you! Shannon smith

  20. You MADE that? It looks awesome. I might have to try this…

  21. You did a great job. I’m going to try this soon. It took me weeks to find that Looking glass spray paint but I have it now!

  22. Looks like I have a new project for this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

    -Found you at Shabby Creek Cottage link party.

    I’m very new to the blog world! ….

  23. I’ve seen Mercury glass how-to’s and even bought the mirror paint online (Amanzon had the cheapest price), but I had not seen it done with the black and shiny cream paint as well. REALLY like this look the best, and saves on the expensive mirror paint as well. Thanks for sharing and I’m going to try your recipe. 🙂

  24. This looks great, I will try this and let you know how it turns out. Come and visit me at

  25. This really looks amazing. The best I’ve seen so far – maks 🙂

  26. Looks great! Who knew they made looking glass paint?? I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

  27. Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Be great to have you follow back. Have a great day!! 🙂

  28. that’s really lovely! and it looks so easy i may even try it! 🙂 visiting via a link on the sunday social at kurtz corner. 🙂

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