DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing with you yet another mercury glass project: mercury glass mason jars! I love mercury glass, I love mason jars, so this is naturally one of my favorite combinations yet! And after the DIY Mercury Glass Trees I shared with you earlier this week, this was the next project on my list to update our house for the holidays! The steps are again the same as the trees…

What you’ll need:

  • Glass Mason Jars
  • Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint
  • DecoArt Americana Zinc Acrylic Paint
  • Small Spray Bottle
  • Water

And the steps:

  • Mix 1 part water and 1 part zinc paint in a small spray bottle
  • Spray blotches of paint into the glass and let it dry a bit
  • Once somewhat dry, spray numerous light coats of the Looking Glass spray paint into the mason jars until well covered
  • And voila – mercury glass mason jars!

How to make DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

Once they were completely dry, I popped a couple of candles inside. And here’s how they turned out…

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars at | #mercuryglass #masonjars

Eeee! I love them, our mercury glass mason jars. Right now they’re showcased on our breakfast table, which is the table we use the most, so that I can stare at them everyday! We’re on our way…what Christmas craft projects are you working on?

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. You’re killing us with the cuteness! Have you still been using the one can of the zinc and the looking glass paint? Just trying to get an idea how long one can lasts.
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  2. I love these mercury glass mason jars! I love the bells tied on them. I’ve never done my own mercury glass, but I think I should! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Kris Reynolds says:

    Have you ever used this same technique on the outside of the glass? I want to make Mercury Glass candlestick holders and they can’t be painted on the inside. I would love to hear your ideas. This is such a wonderful technique.

  4. oooh I absolutely LOVE these! Thanks for sharing I’m always looking for more silvery stuff for the house
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  5. I love them too, looks lovely! :-)
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  6. Oh…I love, love, love these! I have that looking glass spray…I am so making some of my own!
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  7. What a clever idea! It’s a junk turned into a masterpiece!

  8. THese are pretty! You should come share at link up at my party!

  9. Love them,. love them!
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  10. Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now. I would love it if you linked up and joined us. Trees and now mason jars!
    The link is
    My Christmas wish is to see you at the link party!
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  11. Fabulous, Kimberly! I always love your stuff and I am digging out some old jars and metallic paint TODAY! If you have a sec this weekend, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday!
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands
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  12. Hello! Just stumbled across your site. I love it. What a great idea with the mason jars. I’ve been trying to find mercury glass Xmas trees. Now if I could just find glass ones I could do this technique with them. You two are so clever. Thanks for the great site and look forward to your future postings!

  13. I just LOVE these!
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  14. Kimberly….how great are your tutorials! I am rapidly becoming addicted to mercury glass and as soon as I have time to breath will try my hand at it. Thanks so much for taking the time and for sharing.

  15. These jars turned out great! I really love the look of the mercury glass paired with the twine & jingle bells. The perfect Christmas decor, that’s for sure!

    Thanks again for linking up for Craft With What You’ve Got!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting
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  16. Love this idea!! so pretty too!
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  17. Thank you for a lovely idea! I was looking for vintage looking storage jars for my new apartment, but this is way better! I’m gonna go make some RIGHT NOW:)

    Thank you again and keep up the good work, I love this blog – full of great ideas!

    have a great day,
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  18. Want to do this. Just making sure that you sprayed the inside of the jar and not the outside. Thank you for your help.

    • Hi Sue! For this project I sprayed the inside – however, I have since done projects where I sprayed the outside with a similar effect! That looking glass spray looks great either way! Good luck with your project, I hope you share when you’re done!

      • Thank you Kimberly! I may try it both ways to see which one is easier and I like the best. Will let you know how it turns out.


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