I’ve always loved the look of mercury glass ornaments, and had no idea that look was so easy to recreate thanks to Rust-Oleum! The secret? Their Mirror Effect spray paint!
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Clear glass ornaments
Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect Spray Paint
Spray bottle filled with 1 part vinegar & 2 parts water
Sticks or pencils
Rust-Oleum has a wonderful video tutorial for how to get that faux mercury glass look, which you can see here:
I sprayed a light coat of Rust-Oleum Mirror Effect Paint on the outside of the glass ball ornament, spritzed it immediately with my vinegar and water solution, and blotted it with a frayed paper towel. I waited a couple of minutes between coats and did three coats of spraying, spritzing and blotting total.
The beautiful faux mercury glass result!
And here’s a look at the rest of our Day 12 DIY ornaments from our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments series!
Simple Red Bead Ornament | May Richer Fuller Be
Christmas Music Wreath Ornament | Lovely Etc.
Nautical Jute and Rope Ornaments | Thrifty and Chic
Star Pine Cone Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Clay State Ornaments | Whats Ur Home Story
Rudolph Ornament | Mom 4 Real
Fabric Heart Ornaments | Remodelando la Casa
Easy Burlap Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
Kid’s Fingerprint Christmas Light Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
Mini Tinsel Wreath from Canning Lid | It All Started With Paint
Snowy Forest Glitter Ball Ornament | Serendipity Refined
Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments | All Things G&D
A great big THANK YOU to Linda from It All Started with Paint for organizing this DIY ornament series, to Rust-Oleum for providing their Mirror Finish Paint at no cost to me, and to Michaels for providing a gift card to cover the cost of some of the additional products.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments series – now we want to see YOUR handmade ornaments! Link them up below and show off that DIY holiday goodness!