OMG it's July. When did that happen. The 4th of July has passed, and it's sinking in that we are fully entrenched in summer time, which makes me think of BBQs, pool and lake time, vacations, and of course- summer weddings.
Forever ago, I shared how Kris and I (errr mostly Kris) built these neat sandwich boards for our wedding. I thought it was the perfect time to share another of my favorite DIYs, these neato mirror glass vases. We've all seen mercury glass and if you're like me, it makes you swoon. However, if you're a bargain hunter extraordinaire (as am I), the pricetag typically makes you cringe. Allow me to introduce you to your new BFF, Looking Glass paint.
Save yourself the hours of research, trust me, I've done it for you. These will most certainly look best using Looking Glass; knockoffs exist, but don't go for it.
I was able to make around 72 vases for less than $150. Considering how much mercury glass retails for, I think that's a bargain. You can give them as gifts, use them in your home décor, etc.
I can't wait to use them in my home! How would you style them?
DIY Faux Mercury Glass
Clean glass vases of choice (Best deals at Dollar Tree)
Looking Glass paint (I found it at Home Depot and Walmart)
Spray bottle of water
Clear coat (to make "flower safe")
PPE (personal protective equipment- I wore gloves, old ratty clothes and a air filtration mask for painters from Home Depot)
In a well ventilated area or outside, spray looking glass paint into interior or vase as evenly as possible. Quickly, get spray bottle of water and, holding the bottle about 12 inches away from the vase, lightly spray interior of vase to create speckled effect. Allow to dry and repeat process at least once; more coats will create a more opaque look. When totally dry, spray interior of vase with clear coat to make "flower safe" (the paint reportedly causes flowers to wilt quickly- the clear coat creates a safe barrier so arrangements stay fresh).