Monday, November 12th, 2012

Mercury Glass Votive Holders craft afternoon

There are some fun online tutorials that show how to make a mercury glass effect on glassware.  I used them to help dress up these basic votive holders I have.

The basic steps are listed below with some iPhone documentation:

Step one, wrap the outside of the holders in painters tape.  Be sure to cover the bottom!

Step two, take the holders outside and wear a respirator while using the Krylon Mirror Effects spray paint.

Step three, light mist the inside of the holders with water (from the black spray bottle pictured).

Step four, spray a few light coats of the Krylon onto the inside of the holders.  It will seem like it’s not coated enough, but err on the side of too little paint than too much.

Step five, let dry, remove the tape, and enjoy!