Friday, June 1, 2012

DIY Tinted Jars

I finally gave in to the tinted jar craze and decided to make my own! This project took me 30 minutes and didn't cost me a thing.  I cleaned out my fridge and used the jars.  Any glass jar will work. You need a little Mod Podge and food coloring.  I used Wilton's Aqua-Teal.

 I used 3 Tablespoons of hot water and added a baby spoon full of coloring, stirred until it was fully dissolved.  You can add as much coloring or as little as you want to get the color you want.

I added 1/2 cup of Mod Podge and stirred until dissolved. I tinted 5 jars and I had plenty of left over.  

Poor some of the mixture into your jar and swirl it around so every part of the glass is covered. Once it's covered poor the excess Mod Podge back into the bowl. 

Then place the bottles upside down on some paper towels for a couple of minutes. After they have drained  you can place them up right for a couple more minutes.

I placed them in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. If parts aren't dry or transparent keep them in a little longer. 

I made this little collage for a quick reference.

Taada!  That's all there is too it.  Aren't they adorable?

PS you can see in the big jar that the bottom is not dry all the way.  You can leave it in the oven longer or let it air dry. I left mine to air dry and it looks fine.

I hope you like them!


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  1. I've been dying to try have motivated me to get on it and use all those dumb jars I can't seem to throw away!

  2. These are great and you made it seem so easy breezy!!! I think I'll be trying this soon with some of my masons. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love them......and so easy too, I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yay I am glad I have motivated you! They really are so easy!

  5. oh wow this is awesome!! i never even thought about how this was done. great pictures too! i will have to try this & pass this post along!

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  6. Thank you girls for stopping by my blog & leaving such a sweet comment. I'm your newest follower & I love your blog! :) I love the way your jars & bottles came out. The color is just so pretty! I hope you both have a wonderful week!
    -Kayla :)

  7. that's amazing! thanks for showing me how to do this!

  8. I've seen this done before and the jars are so beautiful! :D

  9. Ah, thanks for this- I happened to just buy five old mason jars today at a garage sale. This is perfect!

  10. So cute. What did you do with them after you stained them?

  11. Just curious if there is a sealer you could use to make them water proof? I know Mod Podge makes a sealer but I'd be interested in someone else's results. I may just try this myself since you made it look so quick and simple!