Get sparkling mercury glass on a budget by making it yourself! These pretty tealight holders will add extra romance to any venue.

Nato Welton

Spray the inside of a glass tealight holder or jam jar with one part water to one part white vinegar. Follow with a light spray of shiny metallic paint on the inside, leave for a few minutes, then blot lightly with a kitchen towel. Repeat so you have five layers. Our tip: use a mix of silver and gold for a layered effect.


Brilliant metallic spray paint in Gold and Silver, £7.99, White vinegar spray, £1.39, Glass tealight holder, £1 for four, Kilner jar, £6.99 for three, and smaller jar, £8.79 for 12, Glass, similar £5 for four, Kitchen roll, £2.95 for two rolls, Arrangement (includes David Austin Juliet and Edith garden roses, Campanula, amaryllis, hyacinths, ranunculus, cow parsley and Coral Charm peonies), £65,