I love it when a DIY fail turns into a DIY success.  An accidental interaction with a graphic and Mod Podge helped to create this mercury glass apothecary bottle for Halloween.

I love it when a DIY fail turns into a DIY success.  An accidental interaction with a graphic and Mod Podge helped to create this mercury glass apothecary bottle for Halloween.

 

I picked this bottle up at a yard sale.  I “think” it’s mercury glass, but not positive if it’s a look-alike.  Anyhoo, it has the same patina so we’ll go with it.  I wanted to make one of those super cool Halloween apothecary bottles so a search on The Graphics Fairy turned up the perfect design.

Fail #1 was when I used the same transfer method as the French Country Stand.  Note to self – you can’t use the same transfer method on glass as wood.  I will save you the time and effort.  You. Are. Welcome.

 

Potion 1

 

Fail #2 was when I tried to flip the design to transfer onto another piece of paper.  While the design didn’t transfer, it did work on the original.  Only now, the design was still reversed.  Sigh…..

Attempt #3.  Success!  I printed the graphic… AGAIN… this time right-side up.  The printed graphic was too “perfect” to Mod Podge directly onto the bottle.  So I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge, placed a plain piece of paper over top of it… BRIEFLY… and then carefully lifted up.

 

Potion 2

 

The end result was a graphic that had a great aged look to it.  WOOT!

 

Potion 3

 

At this point, it was a simple Mod Podge transfer to the bottle.  I used matte, and cleaned up the extra with my fingers so it wouldn’t smudge.  Who knew it could be this simple?

 

Mercury Glass Apothecary Jar DIY for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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Mercury Glass Apothecary Jar DIY for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Hooray for Mod Podge and The Graphics Fairy!

 

Mercury Glass Apothecary Jar DIY for Halloween by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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