How to Create Mercury Glass Effect in a Few Easy Steps

Hi everyone and welcome to our monthly DIY Blog Challenge.  I have been absent on the last few challenges simply because I have been so busy with the house and projects for our bedroom.  You can catch up with our DIY Blog Challenge projects here and if you are a Crafts/DIY blogger who would like to join in the fun – please get in touch!!.  I am back this month and will be sharing with a fun “Spray Paint” project together with Lianne from Makes Bakes and Decor

I got these glass vases a while ago and knew I would turn them into candle holders as the shape was just perfect don’t you think?  I debated for a while on what to do, and they have been sitting in my craft room gathering dust.  When this month’s theme popped up – I knew I had the perfect project here!

I decided to attempt the mercury glass effect!


  • Glass container
  • Rust Oleum Mirror Spray Paint
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Glue (optional but needed for my project)


I washed the glass vases and dried them.  I then cut out circles from mdf board and glued them to cover the opening. Once the glue was dry it was ready to be sprayed!

Prepare the water solution (50/50 water and vinegar). I then sprayed the glass containers with the vinegar solution (mist setting). The glass should be completely covered in water, but not soaked.  Then straight away spray the glass with mirror effect spray paint.

Before it dries use a paper towel to dab the excess vinegar solution and paint off. Make sure you don’t wipe everything, just gently dab and remove it.

Repeat the steps 3-4 times depending on the effect you want to achieve.

Remember you can spray on the inside OR the outside, depending on what you are using the glass container for.

Don’t forget to go see Lianne’s gorgeous project by visiting her blog and learn how to create these beautiful kitchen utensils!!


List of supplies (or equivalent) – contains affiliate links:-

USA  – Mirror Effect Spray Paint, Super Glue, spray bottle

UK – Mirror Effect Spray Paint, Super Glue, spray bottle

One thought on “How to Create Mercury Glass Effect in a Few Easy Steps

  1. I love these Evija! I never knew you could do this and create such an effect. The finished candle stick holders fit in your living room perfectly 🙂

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