DIY Mercury Glass

We’re back with our talented group of 10 blogger besties to share June’s themed hop. Head on over to their blogs to see and save their projects after viewing mine! Last month’s hop theme was CITRUS, so many cute ideas! Pin this collage below, and make sure you come back on the 10th each month! June’s theme is MASON JARS for this beautiful summer weather!

10 mason jars projects and recipes
To see each contributors Mason Jar posts up close, join the Blog Hop

 4. Simply Kierste is sharing an Easy Mason Jar Lanterns tutorial 

 6. Lolly Jane shares some quick Mason Jar Vases 

 8 .Eighteen25 sharing their Laundry Room Mason Jars 

 10. Capturing Joy shares Mason Jar Mod Podge Photo Art for the home
I was so excited to hear that our theme this month was mason jars because they are like little blank canvases.  So many possibilities with these versatile little jars!  Dress them up, dress them down, embellish, paint… anything goes!  
A friend of mine recently put on a beautiful wedding for her daughter.  She had done some amazing centerpieces for the tables at the reception, part of which were some flower arrangements in mason jars.  She had somehow treated the mason jars to look like mercury glass and it was gorgeous.  It was a much more romantic and luxe look than plain mason jars would have been.  So I asked her how she did it and today I’m sharing it with you!
You need very few supplies:  Looking Glass spray paint, a spray bottle with equal parts water & vinegar in it, paper towels and a mason jar.
Simply spray your mason jar with the vinegar/water mixture.  Then spray a few light coats of the Looking Glass spray paint over the top.  Allow to dry for just a bit and then rub off “bubbles” with your paper towel.  You might also want to rub off larger areas depending on the look you’re going for.
What’s fun is you can experiment to get the look you want… and each jar will be totally different!  You might even want to try spraying the Looking Glass paint first, then spraying the vinegar/water, letting it sit for a little bit and then distressing it with the paper towel.  Lots of fun possibilities and looks to be had here!
I plan on using these for LOTS of different things but for now I added a painted burlap star and some twine to use them on my 4th of July mantel.  I’m excited to get that all pulled together this year!
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    • says

      Hi Betsy! They will be so beautiful for your wedding! Yes, it’s all done on the outside… which is nice because then you can have water or whatever you’d like on the inside for flower arrangements, etc. Good luck!

      • Kelly says

        How do you keep the Looking Glass paint from, eventually, rubbing/chipping off? If you’re NOT going to drink out of them, I guess you could spray in INSIDE?

        They’re so gorgeous, I would hate to think all that work would eventually – after months/years of dusting or wiping them down – that the finish would come off.

        Have you EVER sprayed the INSIDE of a wine/beer bottle with LG Spray??

        Thanks for the tutorial!!!!


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