mkl michelleklare mercury glass votive diyMercury glass can get expensive very quickly if you’re looking to make a statement with a lot of pieces (they start around $3 each). But you can easily do them yourself for much less.

You will need:

-glass votive or container of your choice

-spray water bottle

-paper towels

-Krylon Looking Glass spray paint

Cover your work area and make sure you have proper ventilation. Mist the inside of your container lightly enough so the water beads up on the walls. Immediately afterwards, spray the inside of the container with the Looking Glass spray paint. Let dry.

mkl michelleklare mercury glass votive diyOnce it looks like the paint has dried, take a paper towel and dab the inside of the container to soak up any excess water. Don’t worry if you smear some of the paint.

mkl michelleklare mercury glass votive diyRepeat the above steps until you’ve achieved the desired look. I did 3-5 coats.

mkl michelleklare mercury glass votive diyIf you’re worried about the paint chipping, you can spray a clear coat over top of the silver paint, but it’s not necessary.

mkl michelleklare mercury glass votive diy

mkl michelleklare mercury glass votive diyThat’s it! The Looking Glass spray paint isn’t cheap but you can use a coupon, and a little goes a long way!