I had a bunch of empty Monica Potter Home soy candle jars around my house and wanted to do something fun with them. One thing that I love is mercury glass vases. So I decided that I would try to make my own. I did a little research on how to make them at home and found a variety of directions. Here is what I found worked the best.


  • Glass vessel (you can repurpose an old MPH candle jar)
  • Mirror spray paint
  • Water
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels

With drops of water still in the jar begin by spraying the inside of the jar with the mirror paint. The water is what creates the Mercury look. The more water you have in the jar, the more spots you will have in the end result.

Once the paint is evenly coating the jar, you can use a damp cotton ball or paper towel and begin blotting the paint. This will enhance the mercury look.

Allow to dry and then use it to store hair accessories, brushes or on your desk. If you would like to use it as a vase for flowers, instead of spraying the paint on the inside of the jar, spray the outside and follow the directions as stated above.