Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Easy Mercury Glass Christmas Ornaments

I love the look of mercury glass...

One day I was browsing around the craft store and spotted these glass ornaments and the idea popped into my head...

Oh I could make mercury glass ornaments...

I tweaked my neck & back on Sunday moving furniture..story of my life!  So on Monday I took it easy and decided to make a bazillion cuts using my Silhouette Cameo for several projects coming up.  As I was making cuts another "bright" idea sparked...

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I started out with plain glass ornaments..


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Looking glass spray paint, gold metallic spray paint, water bottle, and a few snowflakes cut out from my Silhouette.

I hung up my ornaments on a string so that I could work all sides...

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Some I made just plain mercury glass...

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With the plain ones I wanted a little gold to show through.  So I first sprayed them with Metallic Gold paint.  I first sprayed water & then sprayed them with the gold spray paint.  Used a paper towel and blotted them while they were still wet.  I sprayed more water, and then the looking glass spray paint.

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Gorgeous!!!


The larger ones I added (bright idea here) the snowflakes...

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I made a couple of cuts on my Silhouette of a couple of different snowflakes.

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I attached them to my glass ornaments.  And, then using the exact same method as above, I created the mercury glass look.

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Originally my plan was to use spray glitter, but I loved how the others came out so much that I said I have to do the same!!

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It almost has a gold leaf type of look prior to spraying the looking glass...I even loved that look and will be creating some to have that look as well.

So easy.  And, if you don't have a Silhouette to make cuts you can use any type of stickers that have adhesive backs.

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I love how beautiful they turned out!!  They will be stocked at my booth location soon.  And...the Friday after Thanksgiving the store is having a Black Friday sale - 20% off items more than $20.

With much love, peace and happiness




17 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, you are so talented!

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  2. I have been wanting to make some of these just haven't really known how to go about it. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love how they turned out. Beautiful... Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy!! And, you are welcome & I hope to see yours when you do them.

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  3. These are too cute! They would make great Christmas gifts for teachers as well!

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  4. Really love the finish of these! I think I'll put both those sprays on my shopping list!

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  5. I love the look you achieved! I may try a few myself!

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  6. I am in love with Mercury Glass, I just purchased a small chandelier for my new home that is all Mercury Glass! These ornaments are just beautiful. Love love if you stop by Fabulous Friday Party and share your pretty posts, especially this one!
    Hugs Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-4/

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  7. Love the idea of adding the gold....very pretty!!! Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time...pinning!

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  8. These are so gorgeous! You are so creative, and your tutorial is great! Thank you!! I would love if you would share these at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating our wonderful everyday lives! http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrate-it-blog-party-18.html

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  9. What a terrific job you did on these! They remind me of my grandmother's very old balls. Just lovely. I saw your link at the Life on Lakeshore Drive Bouquet of Talent party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing your tutorial at the Say G’day link up. I’ve just pinned your post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  11. Fabulous idea! Love how these look vintage now :)

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  12. Oh my! They look incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We always love partying with you, I hope to see you Monday at 7 pm at our party. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  13. So cool! I love how Mercury glass looks and that your used your Silhouette machine to add details.

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at Show Me Saturday! I can't wait to see what you linkup this weekend!

    Merry Christmas!
    ~ Ashley

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