The el cheapo candlesticks that I bought and had left over from my high school reunion received a spray of the same paint I used to make the mercury glass except I couldn't spray the inside so I just hit the outside. They don't have the same look of faux mercury glass but they look close enough. They are $1 Store candlesticks so anything is an improvement. I added the same cool flowers and trims so you can't see much of the candlestick anyway. I think they are sweet and my entire Christmas decor is obviously changing as I made more and more aqua and silver items.