May 16, 2010

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

From Martha Stewart Queen of Do it yourself here is a great idea for your old/new candle holders! As found here:

Like magic, you can turn clear vases and candleholders into "mercury glass" and make plain framed glass look like an age-worn mirror. Just use mirror paint, and add water for a result that looks authentically old.

Tools and Materials
Glass candleholders
Picture frames with glass
Spray bottle with water
Mirror paint (

The How-To
Work on a protected surface in a well-ventilated area. Clean glass before starting. Cover vessels' exteriors with paper, or remove glass from frame. spray interiors of vessels or frame glass lightly with water and then with mirror paint (the water will make the paint mottled). Turn vessels upside down on a drying rack (so air circulates inside). Let dry completely, at least overnight. Repeat if too sheer. For flowers, arrange in a glass and place the glass inside the vase.

Thanks Martha!

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