Category Archives: Candles

Faux Mercury Glass


Shiny little candle holders

DIY wedding decor comes with the challenge of scaling up your projects to make mass quantities.

I wanted to create shiny mercury glass votive holders for our wedding reception tables. I browsed a few tutorials online that involved using acid sprays and flicking paint with a toothbrush.

While the results looked EXACTLY like mercury glass, I realized it would be too time consuming to use those methods to make a hundred candles.

I came up with a quicker method to get the mercury glass look. My votives don’t look exactly like mercury glass but they had the same shiny effect.

Read on for a tutorial.

  Faux Mercury Glass


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  1. GALEJ Votive Candle Holders (IKEA, $1.99 per 4-pack)
  2. Silver Acrylic Paint (Michael’s)
  3. Alcohol Wipes
  4. Foam Brush (Michael’s)
  5. Magazine
  6. Disposable Glove
  7. Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint (Michael’s, $7 after coupon)

Note: Items without prices were not purchased for this project.

Total Cost = $57


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