Dipped Mercury Glass Mason Jars DIY
Ball was kind enough to come out with two nostalgic glass colors, green and blue! But that is fun enough, so I decided to try my hand at the Mercury Glass craze! DO NOT paint your thrifted/vintage Ball Jars. That would be silly. Just paint the new ones. Got it?
Here are the tools that you will need for this project. Glass jars, painters tape, and Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint. I had a hard time finding the Krylon paint but finally came across some at WalMart. Call ahead because it flies off of the shelf.
We decided to tape off the tops on some, the bottoms on others, and some we just sprayed theentire inside.
I admit this one was a little tricky but it worked. I taped a circle of paper inside one of the jars so the paint wouldn’t go to the bottom. I didn’t want to tape off the entire inside because it is pretty tricky to get your hands all the way inside. It actually worked!
So now you just spritz the paint INSIDE the jars and then kind of roll it around. It will be liquid-y so just keep rolling it around and then turn the jars upside down to dry. Keep adding coats of paint until you get the shine you want. I admit that there is a learning curve and some didn’t look as nice as others. Just keep trying!!
See the dipped effect? The clear glass on the left is shiny on the top but clear on the bottom. The blue jar on the right has the stripe.
You can find my tutorial for a Mason Jar Solar Light HERE