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Mercury glass DIY

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Create your own Mercury glass antique look

Turn plain glass objects into gorgeous antique-looking decor.

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Create your own antique glass

Turn plain glass objects into gorgeous antique-looking decor.

Mercury Glass DIY


  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Mirror-finish spray paint (silver or colored)
  • Halloween-themed clear glass object (Make sure the item is hollow and has a hole in the bottom.)



Clean glassware with a damp towel. Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle.
Spray vinegar-and-water solution on the insides of the object.

DIY antique glass: Step 1


While the inside of the object is still wet, spray paint over the mixture on the inside of your object.

DIY antique glass: Step 2


Let dry completely.

DIY antique glass: Step 3



DIY antique glass: Step 4

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