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.
So I went home and I dug out some bottles and cleaned them up really nice till they shone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here they are with 3 coats.
Now, those look super cute just plain, but I was going for something a bit more Halloween-y.
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.
The smaller one looked great with just the Frog Bones label (glued on with Aleene’s Tacky Glue)
Tomorrow I want to introduce a new feature, so be sure to come see.