Friday, October 18, 2013

Mercury Glass Pumpkins

I've been in love with everything Mercury Glass 
and have been dying to try creating something on my own.
 I found clear glass pumpkins at Walmart for $6.00 (sorry, no before picture!)
 The Mercury Glass Pumpkins are the perfect fall addition to my mantle 
in addition to the little round fish bowl glasses I found at the Dollar Store.
 If you interested in making your own you'll need the following:

  • Krylon Looking Glass Mirror Like Spray Paint
  • A mixture of equal parts warm water and vinegar in a spray bottle
  • A glass jar, container or Pumpkin!

 I started with this clear glass round bowl. 
I cleaned it out with a damp cloth and then made sure it was dry.
 I lightly spritzed the inside of the bowl. Being careful not to get it to wet.
 I lightly sprayed the inside of the bowl with the mirror spray paint.
 I let it dry an hour or so before I sprayed it again. 
I probably sprayed it a total of 3 or 4 times 
ensuring I hit every spot on the inside of the bowl and sometimes 
swirling the paint around and turning the bowl upside down so the extra paint could drip out.
 I love the way it looks on the outside with the little speckles.
 And each one is a little different.
Now head on over to Wal-mart and make your own Mercery Glass pumpkins! 
Let me know how yours turns out!

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