Pottery Barn has some gorgeous etched mercury glass pumpkins available, and I immediately wondered if I might be able to make my own version. Sure enough, they can easily be made at home, and customized to fit your style!
- Ceramic Pumpkin
- Looking Glass Spray Paint
- Clear stamp
- White paint
Start by spraying the glossy ceramic pumpkin with the Looking Glass paint. Do NOT prime it first. In order to achieve the mirror like finish, you need a glossy surface. Follow the directions on the can.
Choose a small, clear stamp to use. Pour a very small amount of paint (I used Martha Stewart Glass Paint) onto a plate and dip your stamp in it. Blot the stamp on a piece of paper to remove the excess, then stamp onto your pumpkin. I had to "rock" my stamp to get it all on the curved surface. Repeat until the pumpkin is covered.
Have fun creating!