Just a note…my computer is still down and I’m still blogging from my phone. Certainly less than ideal but I really wanted to share these with you.
When the first cool fall night rolls around, I want to light all of my candles. I just love the cozy feel it brings. With the golds and coppers I’ve used around the house, I wanted to include that in some candle holders.
I’ve seen so many tutorials using looking glass spray paint to make your own mercury glass. Of course, I was looking for gold and copper. And according to some time on Google, at one point you could purchase gold looking glass paint but I couldn’t find any available.
So to get the mercury glass effect with gold and copper I just used regular metallic spray paint. Gold spray paint is super easy to find but copper might not be available everywhere. You can grab some copper paint here and gold paint here.
So to get started you need some glass containers. I found some at the craft store and at Goodwill. The dollar store or even your own house are great places to look too!
Prep your glass by making sure it is clean and dry. Run painters tape along the rim and cover the outside with plastic wrap.
In a spray bottle, mix together a 50/50 ratio of water and white vinegar. Get together your supplies: prepped glass container, spray bottle, spray paint, and paper towels. And now you’re ready to start spraying.
Lightly spray the inside of the glass container followed by a light spray of spray paint. Allow the paint to dry to the touch. Using a paper towel, soak up any liquid that has pooled at the bottom of the container making sure to avoid touching the sides.
Repeat the steps by spraying the water mixture followed by the spray paint and soaking up excess water.
You can judge how many coats you’d like on your container. I used two coats since I didn’t want the paint to be too opaque.
This process is so simple and very addicting! I started with a couple of containers and then quickly headed to Goodwill to get more!