Take a few of these ...
Thrift store finds - about $1.50 each
Add this and a spray bottle of water ...
I couldn't find this at Home Depot or Michaels, so I ordered online from Amazon.com.
The large size is around $17
And get this - faux Mercury Glass!
Here they are with some tea lights in them.
But it's easy. All you do is spray the glass piece with the Krylon paint, let it dry for about 20 seconds or so, then lightly spritz it with water. I decided to spray mine on the outside of the piece.
Because of the aforementioned issue with the paint sprayer valve, I got drips. But all I did was blot with a paper towel and spray again until I got the desired effect. Actually I should have done more spraying and blotting, but the paint fumes were giving me a headache (note to self and to you, make sure you do this in a very well-ventilated area).
The best thing about this project is you can't screw it up! The more you blot and respray the more realistic it looks. Well, maybe that's the second best thing. The very best is the fact that you can get the same look as this ...
Ballard Designs, $25 - $39 each
For a whole lot less. I'm trying it on glass ornaments next!