Welcome to Ten Days of Christmas Crafting. Today we are making Mercury Glass Christmas Lights Ornaments.
Welcome to Ten Days of Christmas Crafting!
Today is Day One and I am very happy to share my Mercury Glass Christmas Light Ornaments.
These were so easy to make and I can’t wait to share with you a LIVE tutorial!
My live craft demonstration will take place today, December 1st, at 10:00 am PST (12:00 noon CST, 1:00 pm EST).
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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 have 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.
I cannot 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.
In case you are wondering, here is the list of what you need to make these mercury glass ornaments.
Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint
Metallic Acrylic Paint (I used DecoArt)
GLASS ornaments (the Christmas lights shaped ornaments are from Joann)
Spray bottle with water
I hope you like these ornaments.
If you missed it, here is the live tutorial!
I hope you liked my first DIY.
Tomorrow I am making the most amazing snowflakes you have ever seen!
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