Christmas in July – DIY faux mercury glass ornaments

Hi friends!!! I hope your week is off to a good start!!

If you know me, I am dreaming of Christmas year-round! I can hardly wait to pull out all of the Christmas decor, so to celebrate Christmas in July, Tara and I are going to share a Christmas idea every day for the next week. Yay!!

Today, we are each going to share our favorite DIY from last year.

DIY Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments

What you’ll need

• Clear glass or plastic ornaments

• Gold or silver spray paint

• White vinegar

I started by taking the tops off each ornament. I then placed each ornament on a skewer stick that I placed in some styrofoam, so I could paint them easily. I painted the tops separate from the ornaments.

Start with a coat of gold or silver spray paint.

As soon as you are done spray painting the ornaments, while the paint is still wet, mist them with white vinegar

After you have misted the ornaments with white vinegar, spray another coat of gold spray paint directly on top of the vinegar.

After the paint was mostly dry, I picked up each ornament and rubbed it in a cloth, popping any little bubbles of vinegar that were left behind.

I absolutely love how these turned out!! If you look closely you’ll even see that the vinegar helped create some aged green patina.

And, now I want to share my favorite DIY that Tara created last year, something that I hope to create this year, the sweetest Christmas village you ever did see! You’re going to be floored when you see how easily Tara created the most magical white winter village using these houses…

And was able to turn them into this…

You’re going to want to read her blog post to see all the sweet details that she added and the up-close views. Click HERE to check out her winter village blog post.

Let’s hop over to Tara’s blog to see what she is sharing today!! Simply click on the photo below…

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a lovely afternoon!!

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