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DIY Mercury Candle Holders with Gold’s Jars


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If you’re like me then you probably love Pinterest. I tend to go onto the site three to four times daily looking at different craft projects and adding them to my “I WANT TO DO THAT SOMEDAY” List.

Well one thing that I have always wanted to do was to make my own Mercury Glass Candle Holders. I love mercury glass especially the old distressed look of the design.

It’s actually a very simple technique that is pretty quick to do!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Glass Jar (The Gold’s small Duck Sauce jar is the PERFECT size for a candle holder)

Krylon Looking Mirror like Glass Spray Paint

Water Spray Bottle

Paper Towel

Step 1: Wash out your Gold’s Glass jar and dry it.

Step 2: Spray the looking glass spray paint in small short bursts traveling from one side of the glass to the other. You are going to layer the paint onto the candle holder. Try to stand a little back because if you are too close the paint will start to drip. Continue spraying until you have the desired opaqueness.

Step 3: As soon as you are finished spraying the paint onto the candle holder immediately spray water onto the glass – covering the entire surface.

Step 4: Wait 5-10 minutes. Using a paper towel dab all the water spots on the glass. You will start to notice that the paint will come off. You want that to happen. You can also gently rub more of the paint off to give it a more distressed and aged look.

Step 5: Once you are finished all you have to do is light a candle in the glass and watch your craft come alive!

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and for some more design inspiration here are some of my favorite Mercury Candle holders that I found on Pinterest.

From Pottery Barn