It’s Day ten of Getting Ready for Christmas and today I am sharing how to make these gorgeous handmade mercury glass ornaments.
I have teamed up with my dear friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms (scroll down for a link to her post or click here) and today we are sharing two different ideas! I am sharing how to make these easy Mercury Glass Ornaments and KariAnne is sharing 7 Creative Ideas For Christmas Tree Toppers.
Since I love mercury glass, I discovered a way to make my own mercury glass ornaments.
Want to learn how?
Before I tell you more about the ornaments I made, I thought I should answer an important question.
What are mercury glass ornaments?
Mercury glass (or silvered glass) is glass that was blown double-walled, then silvered between the layers with a liquid silvering solution, and sealed. … Sealing methods include metal discs covered with a glass round or a cork inserted into the unpolished pontil scar.
I love mercury glass and I have always wondered when it first became popular. This type of glass became popular in the mid-19th century. ‘The technique was patented by Edward Varnish and Frederick Hale Thomson in 1849.
So why do I make my own?
The answer is listed below.
Is mercury glass expensive?
I made 18 of these ornaments in less than two hours. Of course, this was way faster than when I made these Rose Gold Ornaments. It was faster because I had figured out how to make these. It’s so much easier the second time around!
I really do love these ornaments. I strung them on some wire because that’s what Christmas lights look like when you buy them.
Can you believe how the light captured the colors in these ornaments? Isn’t this photo amazing?
I used traditional Christmas colors to make these.
Which ones do I like the best?
The white/cream ones.
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In case you are wondering, here is the list of what you need to make these mercury glass ornaments.
Spray bottle with water
Step-By-Step Video to Make These Ornaments
Here is a short video tutorial that shows exactly how to make these mercury glass ornaments.
KariAnne’s Getting Ready for Christmas Post
Decorating a Christmas tree is so much fun—especially deciding what to put on the very top. Here are 7 ideas for creative Christmas tree toppers.
If you missed any of my Twelve Days of Getting Ready for Christmas, you can find them here:
- Day 1 – How to Choose Christmas Colors for Your Holiday Decor
- Day 2 – Creative Ideas for Christmas Gift Tags
- Day 3 – Stocking Stuffers for Christmas Morning
- Day 4 – Decorating with Christmas Ribbon in the Dining Room
- Day 5 – Gift Wrapping Ideas and Sunday Morning Coffee
- Day 6 – Easy Christmas Button Crafts
- Day 7 – How to Tie a Bow with Ribbon
- Day 8 – Holiday Make Ahead Party Desserts
- Day 9 – Handmade Mercury Glass Ornaments
You can also find KariAnne’s amazing blog posts here:
- Day 1 – How to Choose a Christmas Theme
- Day 2 – 27 Ways To Decorate With Ornaments
- Day 3 – 21 Unique Stocking Stuffers for Christmas Morning
- Day 4 – How to Hang a Wreath On the Back of a Chair
- Day 5 – 21 Easy Gift Wrap Ideas
- Day 6 – 7 Easy and Simple Christmas Crafts
- Day 7 – How to Tie a Christmas Bow
- Day 8 – 5 Of the BEST Food Gifts For Christmas
- Day 9 – 7 Creative Ideas For Christmas Tree Toppers
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