How To Make Tinted Mason Jars

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Mason jars have been pretty hot in home decor and have so many uses. Personally, I find places to put them in almost every room! To pretty them up, I decided to tint them various colors to give them a fresh look and match my decor. Give it a try for yourself!
- Mason Jar
- Food Coloring
- Mod Podge
- Oven
- Stirring Utensil
Step 1) Pour Mod Podge into your jar so that it is 1/4 full.

Step 2) Add a few drops of food coloring.
Step 3) Mix until blended well and there are no streaks in the mixture.
My mixture is now blended well.
Step 4) Twist and turn your jar until all of the mixture has covered the inside of the area of the jar completely.
Step 5) Place upside down onto a disposal container. Let dry approx. 4 hours or until mod podge has hardened. The extra liquid will have poured out.
Step 6) Once dry, place your jars upside down onto a lined baking tray.
Step 7) Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes at 250 degrees. If your jars are still opaque, continue baking in increments of 10 minutes.
The finished product! Aren't they pretty?
Use them as vases.
To hold craft supplies.
Or, even in your bathroom for accessories!
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Suggested materials:

  • Mason jar  (michaels)
  • Mod podge  (michaels)
  • Food coloring  (stop n shop)

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  • Stacey White
    on Oct 30, 2019

    Can you do this with other types of jars or does it have to be mason jars?

  • Marie
    on Dec 20, 2019

    Did anyone notice that the jars were put on the tray into the oven - opening of jar was on the tray and when they came out they were opposite?? In the directions it doesn’t say anything about turning them upside right!!

    • Barbara
      on Jan 4, 2020

      I did noticed that as well , was thinking it may have been turned during a 10 minute check and put back in ????

  • Neville
    on Dec 31, 2019

    what is mod podge,? I live in Australia.

    • Renee
      on Jan 2, 2020

      It's a water base sealer,glue and finish sold in your local craft store

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  • Rhonda
    on Mar 21, 2019

    I will be trying this project also I'm going to try it on mason jar drimking glasses I think that would ne neat to use at a bbq

    • Barbara
      on Jan 4, 2020

      I think that would be cool, but I would check to see if it's healthy to use as a drinking glass before using it. JS

  • Deb
    on Sep 3, 2019

    I paint Unicorn Spit on the outside

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