Eeeks! So happy that it is now officially September and all things “fall-ish” are fair game! I’ve been getting my wheels turning on my Halloween mantel decor this year (you can see the past few years HERE, HERE and HERE), and THANK GOODNESS because guess what was still up on my mantel as of today? Yes. Fourth of July. I mean, we can celebrate America all year round, I agree, but c’mon. Get with the program Landee! So today I cleared it off and began my first project for this year’s mantel… these fun DIY Mercury Glass Halloween Candles! Yay!
I love a good upcycling project and this one was quick and easy and was just was I was looking for! I had a few glass soda bottles already and then I headed to Goodwill to see what other glassware I could use for this project. As usual, Goodwill did not disappoint! I found three more cute glass pieces for .49 each. Plus three white taper candles (still wrapped and brand new) for .99 total. Can those prices be beat? No they cannot. Score!
I had used 1 part water with 1 part vinegar last time and this time I just used water and I think it worked just as well! I thought I’d try the looking glass on those faux pumpkins I’ve had for years (and have already painted a couple of times) but it was an epic fail. Apparently that stuff is only good on glass. I did, however, have some Krylon Silver Foil spray paint (affiliate) and it worked like a dream!
I then whittled the ends of my candles to fit into the tops of the bottles (which was super fun, by the way. I felt like a boy scout!). I also cut some of the candles down to create some interest with varying heights. Then I lit them and let them burn for a while to create some cool “drippies.” 🙂 I also helped the drippies along with my BBQ lighter (also very fun).
Happy Halloween crafting!