Ombre Mercury Glass Candle Holder
Time: 10 Minutes + dry time
Materials: fishbowl, looking glass spray paint, spray bottle, candle
Moment of honesty here friends, I kinda winged this project. Sometimes you get an idea in your head and just have to go for it, right? I’ve used the ombre spray painting technique before (here, here, and here– clearly I have a problem) and thought I’d give it a try with a different type of paint.
Note that this paint will not be reflective if you use it on plastic.
Essentially all I did to get the ‘mercury glass’ effect was spritz the fishbowl with water until it beaded on the surface. I then painted over it with looking glass spray paint (and repeated the whole process 2 times). I only applied this method to the top portion of the fish bowl to achieve the ombre look.
To finish, place a candle inside and add a bit of eucalyptus around the rim to give it that extra umph! How pretty would a bunch of these be in different shapes and sizes for a party or even a wedding? And as it turns out, it’s really difficult to photograph a reflective surface. Hopefully you were able to get the gist, just know the end result is much prettier in person!