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Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I was in Home Goods last week (LOVE that place!) and saw some suh-weet mercury glass bottles and HAD to have one…..buuuuuuut, I knew I had some cool bottles back home and thought I would try my hand at making my own.

Since the openings of these bottles were small, I decided to spray the outside of the bottle to get the mercury glass effect instead of attempting the inside.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So I went home and I dug out some bottles and cleaned them up really nice till they shone.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

You’ll also need a spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water and a can of Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and some paper towels. You should be able to find it at a crafts store and be sure to use your coupon ;)

Take it all outside  and make sure you have everything covered. Also, make sure you shake the paint for a few minutes before using it.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

First, very lightly spray the outside of the bottle with the vinegar mixture….I held the bottle further away to get smaller droplets onto the glass.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Next, (after you’ve shaken the can really well), spray an even coat of the Looking Glass paint onto the entire surface of the bottle. This is what it will look like and don’t worry about drips….it just adds character.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Let it sit for 1-2 minutes and then gently dab the water off with the paper towel. If you want a more distressed look, you can rub a little at this point too.

I waited about 5 minutes and then spritzed more of the vinegar and then a coat of paint……and then once more for a total of 3 coats. You can do as many coats as you think looks good, though.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Here they are with 3 coats.

Now, those look super cute just plain, but I was going for something a bit more Halloween-y.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, on the larger one I wrapped some bakers twine and topped it with a “poison” label that was in Apothecary paper set form Echo Park.

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

The smaller one looked great with just the Frog Bones label (glued on with Aleene’s Tacky Glue)

Halloween Mercury Glass Bottles By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So spooky!!

Tomorrow I want to introduce a new feature, so be sure to come see.

Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. Hello! I love these bottles! They are too cute for Halloween! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

  2. Love these! What a cool effect. And I love the spooky labels!

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