This simple technique lends new, shiny glass ornaments the muted, authentic appearance of antique mercury glass in just minutes. (As mercury glass ages, it loses some of its luster and tends to darken in spots.) All you need is a little paint and small sponges with which to apply it.
Springerle molds are traditionally used to make an anise-flavored German cookie. But here, House on the Hill owner Connie Meisinger uses them to create beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments with clay.