Make faux Mercury Glass pumpkins out of Dollar Store cheesiness.

Another Dollar Store pumpkin transformation… faux Mercury Glass.
This is sooooo dang easy.
Take a cheesy fake pumpkin…

Spray it black.
Immediately, while it is still wet, lightly spray it with metallic silver paint.

Krylon has a good one. This is outdoor paint, but any silver paint will do.

Spraying the silver paint onto the wet black paint makes it mottle and run.  (Which in this case, you want your spray paint to do.)

I removed the autumn elements from my Fall window ledge and added in more orange, silver and black.

I love the muted colors.

(Yes, the sprinklers hit the display each morning.  Oh well.)

I love the birds.  I am not a gory Halloween person… I’m more a E.A. Poe kind of girl.

And of course, I need to grabs some more sticks as well…

We have a big storm coming through tomorrow, so I’ll have some stick projects soon too.  You know how I loves me some sticks.

Check the bottom of the blog to see where I link this project.

Also, it’s Tuesday! That means:

Seriously Shawn

Seriously Shawn and Impulsive Addict are my real life pals and are hysterical.  Whatever you’ve got to talk about, these girls will listen!  (I am going to link up and let them know that I discovered this mercury glass technique through sheer impatience…)


  1. says

    See that? You take something that I’ve done…sprayed too soon…and turned it into something awesome!! I love how you can see potential in stuff like that!!

    I love The Raven!! I read it to my kids two weeks ago…unusually early because I just love it!! We’ll read it a few more times before Halloween, too!!

    I’m with you, an eerie look is what appeals to me!! Black birds, twisted and crooked sticks, an old picture…maybe some old items looking sort of out of place and lost….

    Sorry, I think I’m channeling The Addams Family. I’ve always loved Morticia!!

  2. says

    That pumpkin has a whole new (cool) life now! Love it…and bring on the sticks, we have a ton in our yard and my kiddos have a ton of energy these days :)

  3. says

    It’s funny you mention sticks because I’ve been wanting to go out and collect some for a project myself.

    What a hot crafting item!

  4. says

    BORING? You, my lovely beautiful friend, are NEVER boring.

    I agree with Connie. During the months of Sept-Nov, we need to nickname you pumpkin! You do fabulous things with pumpkins. < --HA! That sounds inappropriate. Is that a fake bird? I think it is but it looks real. Did you stuff a bird?

  5. says

    That is a really cool project. And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; (Hee hee, couldn’t resist) Very fitting for Halloween decor!

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