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27 Brilliant Mercury Glass Craft Ideas

Updated on May 3, 2018
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Do you admire beautiful mercury glass items, which are so popular in decorating today, but find the price of the items a bit more than you care to spend? I’ve searched the internet for projects that include a picture and the directions for making the mercury glass item. You’ll find the projects that fit the criteria here, plus the site name which will take you directly to the directions for making the item.

These beautiful knock-off of Ballard Design examples have instructions for making them at master “PIECES” of my life .


1. Mercury Glass Trees

Glass trees like these are very inexpensive near Christmas time at the Dollar stores and Walmart. During the summer be sure to check for them at garage sales where you may pick them up for less than a dollar. You'll find easy to understand directions for this project at hometalk,


2. Designer Votives

Use plain glass or tinted glass votives to get the look you want. Anytime of year, and any occasion will be enhanced with these lighted votives. For the directions, go to the HGTV site.

3. Coke Bottle Glamour

Imagine all the compliments you'll receive with this elegant centerpiece. You'll find the tutorial for this item at Living Locurto . The centerpiece here is for a New Year celebration, but imagine using different flowers for different, anytime occasions.

4. Jewelry Tray

Why settle for a simple jewelry tray when you can have an elegant mercury glass tray to enhance your dresser top. Find the outstanding tutorial at Nomatic Decorator.

5. Christmas Tree Ornament

Imagine your Christmas tree filled with beautiful mercury glass ornaments. Reflections of lights, other ornaments and needles of the tree will make the tree look even fuller. Go to The Frugal Homemaker to find the tutorial for making these ornaments.

6. Mason Jar Makeover

You'll love this mason jar makeover. An easy decor choice for any party, celebration or holiday. The directions for making mercury glass mason jars is found at MASON JAR LOVE .

7. Classy Cardholder

When you need cardholders for a party, consider making some like these. The tutorial, at our fifth HOUSE, proves that this is an easy and outstanding project.

8. Mantel Vignette

I love this mercury glass collection for decorating a mantel or as a centerpiece.. The instructions for doing this craft are found at Make:

9. Opulent Pumpkin

Make this rich and luxurious pumpkin to add to your fall decorations. This would be a beautiful addition to a fall wedding. The Frugal Homemaker shares the tutorial on their site.

10. Lovely Lamp

If you don't have an old glass based lamp, you can surely find one at a garage sale or estate sale. And it will be inexpensive. When you finish adding the mercury look, you'll have an expensive and fetching new lamp. Find the tutorial at tatertots &jello .

11. Old Window Turned Mirror

If you love the shabby chic decorating style, you'll easily find a place to display this mirror, which was once just an old window. Instructions at Atta Girl Says makes this project a breeze.



12. Star Burst and Mercury Glass

This is an interesting process. First the star bursts are applied inside the glass container and then the mercury glass layer is applied. Find the tutorial at Birgit's Daily Bytes. You'll need to scroll down the page to find this procedure.

13. Charming Mercury Glass Plates

Use removable snowflakes and change out the theme of the plates for the different seasons. Or just leave the plates without adornment, they are beautiful plain also. Find the instructions for making mercury glass plates at The SHABBY CREEK COTTAGE.

14. Winsome Wine Bottles

Applying the mercury glass look to these wine bottles is done a bit differently than in most tutorials. The instructions for this project, found at CITY SUBURB SANITY , applies the paint inside the bottle. I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds easy enough.

15. Very Fine Animal Ornaments

I love these Pottery Barn knockoff projects. Saving lots of money is one of the main reasons that I love crafting. See how to make cute tree ornaments by going to the create CRAFT love site for the directions.

16. Mercury Striped Vase

Do you ever see a project that you really love, but then think that it's just going to be too much work to make one for yourself? That was my first reaction when I saw this vase, but the tutorial shows how easy it really is. Go to HOMEY oh my! to see what i mean.

17. Gold Mercury Glass Compote Vase

The Broke-Ass-Bride has the tutorial for making this beautiful container.

18. Magnificent Mercury Glass Vase

Here is Pottery Barn knock-off that is a real knock-out. This mercury glass vase is so elegant and expensive appearing. Find the directions for making this vase at CREATE & babble. Love this!!

19. Ornamental Mercury Glass Bird Feeders

Notice that these bird feeders are ornamental. In other words, seed can be put on the feeder dish and set on the patio or deck, but the jars cannot be filled with seed. You'll find all the instructions for making these beautiful feeders at STOW TELL. Be sure to check this project out---you'll be so glad you did.

20. Ombre Mercury Glass Candle Holder

Only the top part of the glass is painted to achieve this ombre look. Find the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

21. Faux Antique Glass Mirror

Use an old picture to make this very unique and grand aged mirror. Super easy to do by following the instructions given at THE Seasoned HOMEMAKER.

22. Pendant Light Update

What a perfect way to update a light fixture, economically. You'll love this look in your home. Find the tutorial at An Oregon Cottage.

23. Fancy Halloween Votives

These may be spooky Halloween votives, but there's nothing spooky about making them. Make your Halloween decor extra elegant. Go to Fun Holiday Crafts to find the tutorial for this project.

24. Jolly Good JOY Vase

If you don't have a Cricut to cut out the letters, remember that many craft stores has adhesive backed letters of all sizes. Check out the tutorial at Infarrantly CREATIVE to see how easily these are made. I think wedding decorations could be made using this idea. Use the initials of the new couple, their names or wedding themed words...."I DO" "I DO TOO"


25. Holiday Wine Bottle Trees

And my favorite project, which I definitely want to do before Christmas this year. (Guess I'd better start drinking wine so I have the bottles). The Frugal Tree is where to find the tutorial.

26. How to Make Faux Mercury Glass

27. Pottery Barn Knock-off Mirror

© 2016 Loraine Brummer

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