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DIY Mercury Glass Centerpieces



Mercury glass makes for such beautiful centerpieces filled with flowers or candles.  Believe it or not, the mercury glass look it is also easy to make yourself!  All you need is: Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (found at Michaels or other craft stores), various glass containers, vinegar, a spray bottle, water, and paper towels.

Step-by-Step Instructions for DIY Mercury Glass Containers…..

1.  First, your spray bottle mix one part vinegar with one part water and shake to combine.  Spray a fine mist on the outside of your glass object.

2. Almost immediately, follow up with an even layer of Krylon Looking Glass spray.

3. Allow to dry for just a minute and then follow up with another layer of the vinegar/water  spray (there should be fine beading creating variations in the looking glass spray).

4. Allow to dry for about 2 minutes and blot the beads of vinegar/water with a paper towel.

5. Repeat until you get the look you want and let dry!


Brides – are you planning on using any mercury glass accents for your wedding? If so, are you going gold or silver?


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Weekend Reading

birthday-floral-arrangementAlthough I intended to write a brand spanking new post for this weekend, things are just too busy around here. In lieu of my originally intended post, I hope you get some use out of an article I wrote on creating your own wedding day floral arrangements.

The article was penned earlier this week for Bridology, and lays out a few basic tips a DIY bride should stick to when creating her own florals.  I’ll try to follow up on this topic next week with a few more details, but let me know if you have any pressing floral questions in the meantime! Have a restful, relaxing weekend. 🙂

5 Tips for Successful DIY Floral Arrangements via Bridology

(Image at left is a floral arrangement I made for my last birthday… instructions will follow in a week or so)

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