Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments and Storage Box

Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments and Storage Box

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 7th 2015

Store these handmade traditional holiday ornaments in a box to match using Dazzling Metallics®.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 1" flat brush
    • ribbon
    • clear glass ball ornaments
    • 2" foam brush
    • craft knife
    • papier mâché box
    • printed images
    • spray bottle
    • plastic cup



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Remove the metal caps from the ornaments and set aside.
    2. Using a spray bottle of water, mist the inside of each ornament. Spray a fine, even mist. Pour any excess water out of the ornament.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Squirt a small amount of Shimmering Silver into the ornament. Swirl the paint around by turning the ornament until the inside of the ornament is covered. If desired, sprinkle in a little Crystal Glamour Dust while swirling the paint.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. Place the ornament upside down inside of a disposable cup. Repeat with the remaining ornaments. Let the excess paint drain overnight.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. The ornaments should look like the photo below the following day. If you would like a more opaque look, repeat the previous steps for an additional layer.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Add some Black Tie into the ornament. Repeat the swirling and draining process for the remaining ornaments.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. Cut out images of your choice with scissors or a craft knife.
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Using a 1" flat brush, apply a coat of Americana Matte Decou-Page onto the back of the image. Apply image to ornament, gently pressing out any wrinkles. Apply another coat of Decou-Page on the top of the image. Wipe away any excess Decou-Page with a paper towel.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. While the Decou-Page is still wet, sprinkle Crystal Glamour Dust over the image.
    17. Instruction #9
    18. Repeat for additional ornaments. Place the ornaments in cups between coats to keep them still.
    19. Instruction #10
    20. Using a 2" foam brush, paint a papier-mâché box with two coats of Timeless, allowing the paint to dry between coats. Be sure to paint the inside and bottom of box as well.
    21. Instruction #11
    22. Paint the outside of the box and lid with one coat of White Pearl.
    23. Instruction #12
    24. Cut out and adhere images of your choice into the outside of the box with Decou-Page. Remove any wrinkles with your fingers. While the Decou-Page is still wet, sprinkle Crystal Glamour Dust over the images.
    25. Instruction #13
    26. Place the caps back on the ornaments once they are completely dry. Add a bow of narrow ribbon onto each ornament top.