Make Faux Ruby Depression Glass on the Cheap

Make Faux Ruby Depression Glass on the Cheap

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 7, 2011

So we know that the holiday season has just passed us, but we can't help but be taken aback by this faux ruby depression glass. It's a simple DIY craft that might make good use of clearance finds around the stores this time of year — or even get you thinking about easy Valentine's decor for a little later. Want to see how it's made?

Now depending on where you live — or which thrift and antique stores you visit — depression glass can either be expensive and difficult to find or you're drowning in it. The red glass is especially pretty when it catches the sun and can bring a great pop of color to a table or display.

If you have a hard time coming across it, making your own is an option, all you need is a can of translucent spray paint. It's rather new to shelves, but it is out there and all it takes is a few even coats. Spraying lightly and evenly with as little overlapping as possible with give you the best results. Check out more on this project over at My Backyard Eden!

Image: My Backyard Eden via Dollar Store Crafts

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