How To Make Tinted Mason Jars

3 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

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!
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SUPPLIES:
- Mason Jar
- Food Coloring
- Mod Podge
- Oven
- Stirring Utensil
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Step 1) Pour Mod Podge into your jar so that it is 1/4 full.






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Step 2) Add a few drops of food coloring.
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Step 3) Mix until blended well and there are no streaks in the mixture.
My mixture is now blended well.
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Step 4) Twist and turn your jar until all of the mixture has covered the inside of the area of the jar completely.
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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.
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Step 6) Once dry, place your jars upside down onto a lined baking tray.
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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.
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The finished product! Aren't they pretty?
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Use them as vases.
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To hold craft supplies.
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Or, even in your bathroom for accessories!


Suggested materials:

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

Have a question about this project?

125 questions
  • Jcr12582372
    on May 21, 2017

    Will the color of the Mason jar be permanent once you do this treatment?
    • Stephanie Fudge
      on Jun 7, 2017

      She's got flowers in water in one so I'm assuming so.
    • Nancy Palombi
      on Jun 7, 2017

      Nope. My mom and I did this and when she used one of the jars as a vase for fresh flowers, the color dissipates because Modge Podge is water soluble. I don't know why that didn't cross my mind to let my mom know but she called me a few days later to say the jar was clear again. Lol.
    • Willow
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I've not done this, but I think they were pretty clear there's a 'dishwasher safe' mod podge that would last. But if you're in doubt, contact the mfg.

    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Not if 'painted' on the inside and using water. (Most times we also add the plant food into the water as well. If you painted the jar on the outside, then it would be fine.
    • Pat29114096
      on Dec 16, 2017

      Mod Podge is pretty sturdy. I've painted it on things for outdoor use that lasted 4-5 years. It'll wear down eventually, but who wants the same decor much longer anyway, right?

    • Nadine Hartman Bourne
      on Dec 16, 2017

      It looks like she used the dishwasher safe one but it will peel off if exposed to water. I filled a jar with water and let it sit for a couple of days and it peeled right off.

  • Teresa Parnell Rasbury
    on Jun 7, 2017

    Will Elmers glue work in place of Modpodge? Still using the same method with food coloring and baking the jars in the oven? I don't have any Modgepodge right now, but I'm wanting to do this project today!

    • Stephanie Fudge
      on Jun 7, 2017

      I hope so, I'm going to try it today!

    • Stephanie Fudge
      on Jun 10, 2017

      Nope it doesn't work, live and learn. 😃 You would need to use the MP that's dishwasher safe which is what she used based on the label color.
    • Teresa Parnell Rasbury
      on Jun 11, 2017

      So glad I didn't try the glue! Tks, Steph.
    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Yes you can. just mixed a small amount of water to make it spreadable.
    • Teresa Parnell Rasbury
      on Jun 12, 2017

      That's great! I have used the homemade Modpodge that is Elmer's glue and a little water and that works well for me. So since I don't have any ModPodge right at the moment, the homemade might work as well. Tks so much, Miss Georgia Robinson from Alabama!
    • Kay
      on Dec 17, 2017

      Hi Teresa, I have not used Elmer's glue, as I live in Australia. Would Elmer's glue, be safe to put in the oven? Can you tell me what amount of Elmer's glue, to water you use to make this, as I shall try to get some Elmer's glue. Thanks in advance, for your answer. Kay Adelaide Australia

    • Teresa Parnell Rasbury
      on Dec 18, 2017

      I've used both Mod Podge and Elmer's glue at different times. When using glue just add little water to the glue then add food coloring. Iv been working on Mason Jars that have been spray painted and decorated. I will post them when I'm finished. Tks so much, Ms. Kay for your question.

  • Jacqualine Katchmarik
    on Jun 8, 2017

    Which type of Mod Podge did you use?
    • Landsharkinnc
      on Jun 8, 2017

      Iyve never used it, but i have seen a washable Modpodge with the other MP products
    • Stephanie Fudge
      on Jun 10, 2017

      Based on the color of the MP label it's the dishwasher safe for glass. Regular MP label is red and yellow. I hope that helps.
  • Bro7080877
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Could they be used as candle holders?
  • Kim Fenner Sheldon
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can you use these for drinks and can they be put in the dishwasher?
  • All13580661
    on Jun 11, 2017

    This is so awesome. Can you put the paints outside instead?
  • Could you leave a swirl effect in the modge podge?
    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      You can try anything your heart desires.. Just remember when you place them o the baking sheeyt the paint will run anyway.

  • Pap23195814
    on Jun 11, 2017

    What is midge podge?
  • Sarah | Birch Landing Home
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Could you color the outside instead of the inside? Is it pretty permanen? Thanks! Came
    out great :)
  • Gail wisehart
    on Jun 11, 2017

    I would like to do this for my daughters wedding centerpieces. Are they safe to put a candle in them?
  • Dee
    on Jun 11, 2017

    I noticed you had water in the blue jar you used as a vase. Does this affect the finish, or does 'baking' it make it waterproof?
  • Tara christopher
    on Jun 11, 2017

    If you put it on the outside of the jar can you put food in it? Also can you wash/clean without taking it off?
  • Lou-Ann
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can u podge the lid and ring for the jar? I would like to use in bathroom for
    cotton balls etc.
  • Sch12706159
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Does the baking process leave an odor? Should there be ventilation while baking?
    • Kenna
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I always use ventilation when I am heating chemicals of any kind
  • Janice
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can you put food in the jar after it's colored?
  • Donna G Mooney
    on Jun 11, 2017

    How do you get the mod podge out after baking?
    • Pat Bryan Kerr
      on Jun 11, 2017

      You don't. That's what gives it the color. It is just colored "glue" that becomes transparent after baking it onto the mason jar surface. Like glazing a pot.
    • Kenna
      on Jun 11, 2017

      You don't. It coats the inside of the jar and hardens .
  • Debra Walton
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can you drink from them?
  • Karen Harper
    on Jun 11, 2017

    What is modge podge never heard of this in uk?
    • Gill Osborne
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Mod podge is available in the uk. Try Amazon or any craft store like The Range or Hobbycraft. Alternatively, look on line for a recipe for making your own (it's a PVA adhesive based product) You can also get it from eBay. Make sure it's a UK based seller.
    • Kenna
      on Jun 11, 2017

      It is basically white glue that turns from it's naturel white color to clear once dry..
    • Neonate
      on Jun 11, 2017

      It is a type of glue used for decoupage. It's sold in craft stores and some pharmacies.
    • Patience
      on Jun 11, 2017

      It is a glue used in decoupage which dries clear after spreading over surface.
    • Patience
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I probably wouldn't as the glue is on the inside.
  • Jcogburn50
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Do you have to use the mod pog can you use like Elmers glue
  • Simone Myers Howell
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Are they waterproof? Dishwasher safe or will the color come off?
    • Tanya Ruffin
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Mod podge has a dishwasher safe product but not sure how food coloring would hold up. MP is not food safe either, so I wouldn't put water in it or drink from it. There are other products such as enamel glass paint that would work better, but neither would be food safe.
  • Blossom Tham
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can you mix the food coloring and mod podge separately in a bowl and apply it to the outside of the jar , dry it, bake it and have the same results?
  • Christine
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Are they still safe for food storage ?
  • Dorothy Weide
    on Jun 11, 2017

    why was the jars right side up when taken out of the oven?
    • Vickie Raymond
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I would venture that by the time they have baked go 20+- minutes, they are no longer draining. While handling them to check for opaqueness, it would make sense to return them upright. Prevents moisture, as well
    • Karen
      on Jun 11, 2017

      It isn't. The picture shows them still upside down on the tray while coming out of the oven.
    • Ber23982780
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Heat expansion and faster drying
    • Maria Garcia
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I think she was just demonstrating how they should look when taken out. She even had a pot holder on. I doubt they were just baked.
    • M
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I'm guessing the removal from the oven in the video was staged, being upright just an oversight. Cute project!
    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Take another look. They are still upside down.
    • Dorothy Weide
      on Jun 11, 2017

      They are upright in video.
  • Mary Geib
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Does it hold up to being used as a vase with water for fresh flowers?
  • Teresa Davis
    on Jun 11, 2017

    We're you using regular modpodge or dishwasher safe?
    • Jackie doll
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I'm curios too. . she states use as a vase but I wouldn't think the mod podge would hold up to water exposure!
    • Joanne
      on Jun 11, 2017

      i think she means it for dilk flowers.
    • Emmer Holbrook
      on Jun 11, 2017

      ah, but it does. u have small tortises living in my yard. they each have return address labels and a "reward for return" modge podged to their shells. they have lasted for years, including burrowing for hibernation!
  • Rambie
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Cute! You could use it in the kitchen as well. Why use so much modge podge though? So you can cover the whole inside of jar? How much is usually still inside the jar after you bake it or does it all drain out? I am new to modge podge can't you tell, Lolol
    • 9530106
      on Jun 11, 2017

      It is actually Mod Podge, so if you decide to try it, you will know what to look for. It has been a craft staple for decades!
    • Rambie
      on Jun 12, 2017

      That's what I mean't to say guess my mind was wondering!! :)
  • RIT22493045
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Is this safe to use for Humming bird feeder???? or is it toxic???
    • Cocotel
      on Jun 11, 2017

      I wouldn't chance it - I see one person posted that the paint came off when she added water.

  • Chuckie Cantrell
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Is it safe to use jars for fig preserves etc?
    • Susan
      on Jun 11, 2017

      No. Decorative only.
    • Carol Z
      on Jun 11, 2017

      They turn out so pretty!! Never would have thought of it! Great technique and end result!
    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Not if 'painted' on the inside. If you painted the jar on the outside, then it would be fine.
  • Connie Garrison Gray
    on Jun 11, 2017

    I put water in it and it came off! use oven everything. now going to do utside

    • Sarah Jackson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      They should have mentioned to use "exterior" Mod Podge.
    • Rho6053385
      on Jun 11, 2017

      So.... use exterior Mod Podge on the interior, right? 😜 I didn't know they made it, honestly. I'm new at this. Lol
  • Carole castle
    on Jun 11, 2017

    What is Mod Podge? what is it in the UK? Very interesting and I would love to try it. PLEASE HELP?
    • Carol Jordan
      on Jun 12, 2017

      PVA glue mixed with water. You can make your own doing just that. It will dry clear. Modge Podge has multiple versions that dry with different finishes. Don't know how you'd make that. Maybe mix a little chalk in it to get the chalk finish?

    • Carole castle
      on Jun 12, 2017

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    • Carole castle
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Thanks Carol Jordan - Unfortunately I do not know what PVA glue is? I am in London England UK - and we do have restrictions on 'Glue' products - any other ideas? If not Thank You all the same for the reply C x
    • Linda Sikut
      on Aug 17, 2017

      Modge Podge must be available in the UK because this site sells it
      Since I'm in the US, the site did tell me shipping would be $65. (that might not come up if you're in the UK)
  • Fla4032051
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Wonderful idea. I too use mason jars for a lot of things..my personal opinion I never would change a mason jars character...there are a lot of different jars out there that would be even lovelier with your technique.
    My question is why mod podge and when you wash them..by hand of course...at least I would.
    Does it change or take off the coloring
    • Linda Sikut
      on Aug 17, 2017

      You use mason jars because they can take the heat of the oven. Other glassware might break or explode. Mod Podge (Mod Pod) is the medium that holds the color to the glass. Wash them gently and they should be fine.
  • Sdm24896329
    on Jun 11, 2017

    What is mod pod
    • Jane LaBadie Arriola
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Mod Podge is an adhesive sold in craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. It looks like white school glue.
    • Lynn
      on Jun 11, 2017

      "Mod Podge" is a crafting supply used for decoupage and other types of projects. It's widely available at craft stores and Walmart. I hope this helps :)
    • 9530106
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Mod Podge is a craft glue and sealer all in one. There are several formulations available, for different crafts. It has been around for over 40 years, widely available at WM, and hobby stores, etc.
    • Arlene
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Essentially, for those of you that don't have access to Modge Podge, it's watered-down liquid white glue. Like Elmer's.
  • Deb Heberling
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can you put food in these jars?
    • Nadine Hartman Bourne
      on Jun 11, 2017

      when it comes to crafts that use this on the out side of things like coffee mugs it says you shouldn't put near the rim where your lips touch. so I don't think you should put food in them. they sell colored mason jars for canning food in blue purple and green I would look for those if you wanted to store food. I looked on the blue label mod podge the dishwasher safe stuff it doesn't say anything about food. you could contact the company and ask. I used some to stick and seal a shampoo label on a plastic bottle it didn't stay on long in the shower,

    • Gfj17925516
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Maybe, but only if the food-safe Mod Podge is used. I expect if this particular Mod Podge was used with food coloring, it should be safe for food. But if you don't find the food-safe version, don't use these mason jars for food!
    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Not if 'painted' on the inside. If you painted the jar on the outside, then it would be fine.
  • Linda Browne
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Have you tried the solar light top with these?
  • Diane Gnage
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Won't it crack in the oven?
    • Kim Wood
      on Jun 11, 2017

      the true canning jars should not. They are made for extreme heat used during canning.
    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Tempered glass will not crack unless the jar is already damaged. You need to be careful with regular glass. You may need to turn down the temperature of the oven to do this on regular glass. I would definitely NOT recommend it though.
  • Debbie Jo
    on Jun 11, 2017

    For the faux mercury, is that water you're putting in the spray bottle?
  • Ksw17631118
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can you use water and food coloring

    • Doris Byrd
      on Jun 11, 2017

      use Elmer's glue with water and food coloring but don't know if you'd want to bake it . it comes out looking like sea glass

    • Georgia Robinson
      on Jun 11, 2017

      No, The coloring would have nothing to stick to.
  • Bay9276619
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Does this work on glass other than Mason jars?
    • Mary
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Glass is glass. This should work, just be careful with thinner glass, as it'll break more easily.
    • Donna Bobeck
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Hello, mason jars are tempered because they are used for canning. all glass cannot be boiled or baked. Be careful. Some glass explodes when heated.
    • Bay9276619
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Good point! Thanks, Donna!
  • Mary cope
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Can i use these for a light fixture cover.
  • Xoqtox1960
    on Jun 11, 2017

    After mod podge can u drink out of the glass?
    • Carol Jordan
      on Jun 12, 2017

      I wouldn't think so, unless sealed with something non toxic. You could go to Plaid Enterprises website and find out.

  • Rose Gomez
    on Jun 11, 2017

    You can also place a set of 20 lights inside that operate on batteries for a cute little lamp for anywhere that needs brightening!
  • Julia krause
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Will the inside paint scrap off or chip?
    • BushAndBeachLife
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Yes and it will soak off too. Use for dry items. Or coat outside of jar for use with drinks & food. It is semipermanent so will last really well just be careful and don't soak.
  • GwenM Heimer
    on Jun 11, 2017

    What is Mod podge?
    • Superbee
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Elmers glue with water added.
    • Kerry Trout
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Mid Podge is a sealer used for decoupaging. Look for it with craft glues at the hobby store.
    • Glenda Mason Cartrette
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Or you can make your own mod pod get by mixing Elmer's glue with water 50/50 ratio & using 3-4 drops food coloring for different colors. Mix well glue and water before adding food color

  • Sandy
    on Jun 11, 2017

    Where does the mixture go during the cooking process? I noticed the cookie sheet was clean. Can you put real flowers in one? If so, how do you clean the gunk that's left in the jar once the flowers die & are thrown out?
    • BushAndBeachLife
      on Jun 11, 2017

      It sets under heat but is not actually permanent. It can be scratched or soaked off. Just use to hold dry items, or try the process above but on outside of jar.
  • Linda Lyle
    on Jun 11, 2017

    would these jars be food safe? I am thinking ....like for flour or sugar?
    • BushAndBeachLife
      on Jun 11, 2017

      Coat outside of jar for use with food or drink. I have a stand hubby made from wire that holds my jar upside down. I pour the mix slowly over jar base then reuse what runs off rim to re coat until covered completely.
  • M
    on Jun 11, 2017

    can you use them as a vase with real flowers or drink out of them?
    • Amy
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Water will begin to dissolve the Mod Podge. Don't put any liquid in them.
  • Juanita
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Are they food and water safe?
  • Cat22480002
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Can they be used to serve drinks?
  • Patricia Parrett
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Do flower stems tend to scratch the inside dried paint?
  • Jwilcombe
    on Jun 12, 2017

    great idea but how did you turn them upright while still in the oven??
    • Etd5261364
      on Jun 12, 2017

      She didn't. Looks like they baked upside down. Then when cooled turned over and done!
    • Sian
      on Jun 12, 2017

      Have I missed the bit about turning them upright while still in the oven? I would use tongs, the same as for meat turning - but not the same ones, but is it even necessary to turn?
  • Jud13360020
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Are they food safe
  • Jeri Bastian
    on Jun 12, 2017

    You can also leave streaks in the color or even use more than one color (i.e: red and yellow) and swirl to get a blown glass effect
  • Ina19393153
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Bake at 250degrees....... C or F??
  • Mary Borowicz
    on Jun 12, 2017

    When the jars were placed on a cookie sheet (they were upside down). When they were removed from the oven they were right side up. Were they inverted during baking time????
  • Sandy
    on Jun 12, 2017

    will this project support wax, as in making a candle in this jar?
  • Bonnie Brown
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Does the modpodge come off when wet?
  • Clare Nielsen
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Is the 250 oven degrees Celsius or Farenheit
  • Michelle Cox
    on Jun 12, 2017

    what about the cookie sheet? Do you put something over the cookie sheet to protect it, before baking? Love this idea.
  • Mo
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Very cool!! Love it👍🏻
  • Richard D. Guffey
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Can the jar still be used to hold food
    • Pat12205637
      on Jun 12, 2017

      No!
    • Deanna Mills
      on Jun 13, 2017

      NO, NO. If for any reason you want to reuse this jar, just soak it in hot
      water and the glue will dissolve. It is beautiful but not water proof, on the inside.
  • Marci L. Baucom
    on Jun 13, 2017

    I tried this using smaller jars (like a jelly jar). they have not dried yet, even over night. Did I use too much Modge Podge?
  • Eileen Saunders Snyder
    on Jun 13, 2017

    If it's not waterproof how can it be used as a vase
    • 153091
      on Jun 13, 2017

      I have made mason jars w/color and I place a heavy duty paper cup inside the mason jar and that holds water & flowers.
    • CJ
      on Jun 15, 2017

      I don't understand how but there is definitely water in the jar she put the flowers in. If you watch the video, the water can be seen even more clearly than in the photo above.
  • Marci L. Baucom
    on Jun 13, 2017

    Dissapointed with this. Finally gave up waiting for an answer to my question. Jars never dried after 2 days. I've washed them and will use for something else mabe.
    • M Annette Bunch Cook
      on Jun 14, 2017

      I don't think hers were dry either when she baked them. Even though she says to let dry before putting on the baking sheet, if you look at her pics, there is still something seeping out of the yellow one
    • Marci L. Baucom
      on Jun 14, 2017

      Thanks. It was a cute idea that seemed really simple, but I won't try these again.
    • Charl
      on Jun 16, 2017

      They dry when in the oven and I make sure they're completely covered before putting in oven ...rims wiped off without touching inside of jars.
    • Danielle Whatsittoyou
      on Aug 5, 2017

      What she actually said, was..."let dry for approx. 4 hours or until Mod Podge has hardened". She never said it had to be completely dry. Also, whenever 'drying' anything, the humidity and temperature in your location will be a considerable variable in relation to 'drying' time. So, her 4 hours may only need to be 2 hours for some and 8 hours for others. Just something to consider before lashing out because your project didn't go as smoothly as expected.
  • Cindy Herndon
    on Jun 14, 2017

    I made these today and they turned out beautiful! I used turquoise and coral colors. The jars were taking a little longer to dry so I put them on a wire rack so air could get inside the jar. Thank you for this idea! I'll be doing red & green for Christmas and pastels for Easter!
  • Susan Ashman
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Who thought this up? How did they know the jars would have a cellophane paper look? Are they able to be washed by hand if needed?
    • Lynn
      on Jul 23, 2017

      This idea has been around for years to "stain" various pieces of glass. Yes these can be washed by hand, but I would not advise putting water Inside of a mod podged jar, as mod podge is not water proof.
    • Donna McLaughlin
      on Jul 31, 2017

      Please explain then why did you show flowers in a mason jar with water?
    • Rosalie Rogers
      on Aug 4, 2017

      Perhaps they are artificial roses!
    • Danielle Whatsittoyou
      on Aug 5, 2017

      I am with Donna McLaughlin on this one. That definitely appears to be roses in a jar with water. My question is, if you wanted to use it as a vase with water, couldn't you just do the same process but on the outside of the jar? Possibly mixing the Mod Podge in a separate container and painting it on the outside before baking.
    • R Hopp
      on Aug 5, 2017

      You could put a smaller glass inside the modge podge glass to hold the wate.
    • Rhonda Teris
      on Aug 7, 2017

      There is a Mod Podge that is dishwasher safe.
    • Vikki
      on Sep 12, 2017

      Isn't the reason you bake it is so it can be water proof? This was my understanding from other sites I have read on how to tint or dye glass jars
  • Eva Migdalia Salgado
    on Aug 12, 2017

    the jars were upside down when u put in oven.! then when u took them out they were facing up...do we turn them up? if so when?
    • Vikki
      on Sep 12, 2017

      Most places I have read about tinting glass like this...they put them upright when they go into the oven. Hope that helps. I am trying some out right now. They are in the drying period for 3 more hours

    • Eva Migdalia Salgado
      on Sep 13, 2017

      Vikki thank you for answering my question.....let me kn how it turns out pls,,,,have fun

  • Veleska Harris Pritchard
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I noticed that the jars were placed into the oven upside down, but then the next shot in the video shows them being removed in the upright position. When were they flipped?
  • Bj Wise
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Can u do this glass vases. Like the ones u get from the flower shop
  • Chaas
    on Nov 22, 2017

    can you do the painting on the outside of jar?

  • Jodie Woods
    on Dec 16, 2017

    Are these washable/dishwasher safe?
    • DonnerMaine
      on Dec 16, 2017

      I put water in mine and all the color disappeared!
    • Tracy
      on Dec 22, 2017

      There is a Dishwasher safe Mod Podge now, but it doesn't recommend leaving water in for along time.
    • Jodie Woods
      on Dec 22, 2017

      Thanks for that info, Tracy! This still doesn’t sound very sustainable so it’s not going to make it to my favorites list.
    • Kimberly Hytinen
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I wonder ... what if the inside was sprayed with a clear poly? Not good safe, but could use for flowers and the poly should preserve the color.

    • Heather Best
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I am going to try to paint the outside then spray with sealant to see if it lasts. I will update when completed and tested.

  • Kay
    on Dec 17, 2017

    Hi Julien, they are very pretty! Could I use vegemite jars instead? Can they be used as tea light candles? Which Moj Podge did you use, as I am unfamiliar, with Moj Podge, and will I be able to wash them. I am interested in the Elmer's glue @ water version of Mog Poge? Many thanks in advance for your answer. Kay Adelaide Australia
  • Liz Sanchez
    on Dec 17, 2017

    Beautiful, love it. I noticed you have flowers in water inside one of these jars, doesn't the Mod Podge & food coloring dissolve? Or is it baked in once you placed it in the oven... just wondering.
    • Mar17496762
      on Dec 19, 2017

      We put this to the test, wanted to use them for our daughter's wedding, and the color started dissolving as soon as we filled the jar with water. Glad we tested it before we tinted all the jars.
    • Liz Sanchez
      on Dec 19, 2017

      Thanks for your reply, have you tried doing it to the outside of the jars instead and place them lid down in the oven and see what happens? Even if you try it on one jar first, what have you got to lose.

      The worst that could have happened if you would have put lets say white flowers inside the jar when the dye (if it was blue) and and Mod Podge started dissolving is that you would have ended with white flowers turning pale blue through osmosis. Many blessing to your daughter on her wedding and beyond.
  • Jolene Kopena
    on Dec 26, 2017

    Have you did this with clear wine bottles?
  • Tessa
    on Jan 3, 2018

    Could the jars be painted on the inside (as most of it runs out of the jar, thus saving mod podge & paint) & then baked?
    • Vicki Bushert
      on Jan 9, 2018

      It tends to look streaky if you "paint" the inside. I do mine about 3/4 filled then stack one on top of another mouth to mouth. So it goes from one jar into another. I can do about 4 this way. less waste
  • Kat
    on Jan 4, 2018

    You put the jars in the oven upside down, but when you took them out they were right side up. Do you turn them while they are drying?
  • Aiokersonalicea1
    on Jan 4, 2018

    Could you use a toaster or counter top oven?
  • Lori
    on Jan 17, 2018

    how can you wash them?
  • Kelly Benitez Myers
    on Mar 17, 2018

    I have mason jar salt and pepper shakers . Can you still use the jar for food products like salt and pepper after this process?

  • Inez Torres
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Can they be used for candles if not can this be done on the outside of the jar then use for candleds

  • Vallarie Mitchell-Morgan
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Can I use a clear glass flower vase if it is made of thick glass?

    • Joyce
      on Apr 3, 2018

      It all bakes into the glass...there is nothing to take out

  • Ellen McMichael
    on Apr 3, 2018

    HOw do you get the Pod out of the jar after baking?

  • Ellen McMichael
    on Apr 3, 2018

    HOw do you get the Pod out of the jar after baking?

  • Maude LaFountain
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Can you use White Elmers Glue for this also ?



  • Connie Villarreal
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Which modge podge is recommend for this product? Does it matter? I’ve seen different ones used.

  • Kris Kessell
    on Apr 3, 2018

    I've tried this before but the for fades. Does baking it prolong the color and make it waterproof?

  • Lois
    on Apr 3, 2018

    I noticed you put the jars upside down in the oven, but they were upright when you took them out. Do you turn the upright during the baking process?

  • Candy Cabaniss
    on Apr 3, 2018

    The color baked in for good or will it wash clear if you need to wash the jar?

  • Candy Cabaniss
    on Apr 3, 2018

    The color baked in for good or will it wash clear if you need to wash the jar?

  • Candy Cabaniss
    on Apr 3, 2018

    The color baked in for good or will it wash clear if you need to wash the jar?

  • Candy Cabaniss
    on Apr 3, 2018

    The color baked in for good or will it wash clear if you need to wash the jar?

  • Candy Cabaniss
    on Apr 3, 2018

    The color baked in for good or will it wash clear if you need to wash the jar?

  • Christina Loftin
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Hey yes well u see I live @an assisted living facility and I don't have access to an oven so yes I was just wondering if I would still be able to do this project? And if it would still work

    • Hughlene Edwards Collins
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I think it’s probably the oven heat that makes the project work!!! Maybe a family member could take them home and do the oven part if you did the hodgepodge and food color part!!! I hope this works for you!!!!

  • Lov33087365
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Will this work on clear glass vases also?

  • Lov33087365
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Will this work on clear glass vases also?

    • Victoria Monroe
      on Apr 3, 2018

      No, it needs to be tempered glass that can withstand high heat. Regular glass can shatter in the oven

  • Lov33087365
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Will this work on clear glass vases also?

  • Terri A. Belles
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Can this Ben done on the outside, as to use them for drinking out of?

  • Brenda Moats Felder
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Can you put liquid in the jar afterwards?

    • Sally Arnold Swanson
      on Apr 3, 2018

      Looks like they did with the flowers

    • Monique Territa
      on Apr 3, 2018

      No it will eventually take the color away. I used it for my toothbrushes and it didn't stay. So I wouldn't recommend. I was hoping they would show sealing it with something. Very nice though!

    • Debra Lunsford Mueller
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I think I think I will paint mine on the outside so I can use water on the inside or not get the inside scratched by what I put in the jar. Just a thought if you want to add water.

    • Heather Best
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I was thinking of trying the outside too and then spraying a sealant on to hold the color. Let me know if it works for you Debra.

  • Bill Paulk
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Ummmm....... . They went in upside down and came out up right. Does this happen during the 30 minute heating process?

  • Pamela Long
    on Apr 3, 2018

    What is mod podge?

    • Leyla Shelton
      on Apr 3, 2018

      It's a crafting supply that looks like glue. You can use it for a ton of stuff...allows you to add paper and fabrics to other items, etc

    • Pamela Long
      on Apr 4, 2018

      Thank you ,but I wonder what the equivalent is in the U.K. !

  • Laurie Shank
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Could you use Classico sauce jars?

  • Kathryn Ryan
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Is it safe to use for edibles or beauty products? Like for homemade scrubs and hand creams?

    Does it wear off?

    • Heather Best
      on Apr 3, 2018

      Since Mod Podge is not edible, I would say that probably isn't a good idea. I haven't tried it but I wonder if you could paint the outside instead in this situation? It would be worth a try.

  • Annie
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Thanks for asking what mod poster is and thanks for the respond. Is there a place Ike can go to learn the various usage of mod podge?

    • Heather Best
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I think Pinterest would be a wealth of knowledge or you can just Google Mod Podge uses.

  • Audra
    on Apr 3, 2018

    It looks,like theres a spot that didnt get "colored" on one side. Is there way to make sure all the sides uo to the top get covered? (I really hope you get what i am trying to say. Having a hard time saying what i am thinking LOL)

    • Heather Best
      on Apr 3, 2018

      I would think you could use a brush or sponge brush to make sure everything is covered, just don't make it too thin or it may show streaks... Or just taking more care to make sure all spots are covered prior to placing in the oven.

  • Audra
    on Apr 3, 2018

    It looks,like theres a spot that didnt get "colored" on one side. Is there way to make sure all the sides uo to the top get covered? (I really hope you get what i am trying to say. Having a hard time saying what i am thinking LOL)

  • Yvonne Smith Angus
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Do you have to use Mod Podge? Will white glue work?

  • Lisa Slicer
    on Apr 3, 2018

    When you let water stand inthe jar does the color come off ?

  • Lisa Slicer
    on Apr 3, 2018

    When you let water stand inthe jar does the color come off ?

  • Rck32644815
    on Apr 3, 2018

    Does it have to be a mason jar or could you use any glass jar?

    • Margo Naismith Bergene
      on Apr 3, 2018

      Jars used for canning like mason or ball are designed to withstand heat but I bet most jars that have food in them would be fine

  • Deborah Jones
    on Apr 4, 2018

    wont the color scratch off if something is stuck into it?

  • Deborah Jones
    on Apr 4, 2018

    wont the color scratch off if something is stuck into it?

  • Keynamooney
    on Apr 4, 2018

    We drink out of our mason jars. Can they still be used for that?

    • Debra A Giffin
      on Apr 4, 2018

      NO. You can use the same mix to paint the lower outside but it will wash off. The vase idea on here won’t last, water will soak it off

  • Crf3415101
    on Apr 8, 2018

    When doing this with jars can I use Wilton food coloring? I noticed there is one with water and flowers does this project stay adhered so you can put water in them? Which of the modge podge do you usw? I am so excited to try this. Thank you and have a great day.

  • Crf3415101
    on Apr 8, 2018

    When doing this with jars can I use Wilton food coloring? I noticed there is one with water and flowers does this project stay adhered so you can put water in them? Which of the modge podge do you usw? I am so excited to try this. Thank you and have a great day.

  • Charlene Brown
    on Apr 18, 2018

    Can the jars be used to drink out of after they are colored.

  • Rory McBean
    on Apr 25, 2018

    There are so many kinds of Mod Podge. Does one work better than another? Does it even matter?

    Love this!

    • Jewellmartin
      on Mar 15, 2019

      If the bottles are labeled Mod Podge, they should be interchangeable. ModPodge is just thick white glue that dries clear. Best wishes!

  • Psd8822215
    on Aug 11, 2018

    Can you do this with other glass things like vases??

  • John Biermacher
    on Sep 4, 2018

    I really like the tinting. The picture and video shows the jar going into the oven upside down and coming out right side up. Should they be flipped part way through the baking cycle?

  • Fran2
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Can you do this to the outside of the jar so it can be used for food?

  • Wanda Medley Allen Smith
    on Sep 16, 2018

    im wondering will they hold up with water inside as vase, could use as drinking glasses uf you font cover rim of jar, still i think would be one use, i think it will come off. smell just mild dince its mainly a good quality white glue, it still looks great, need to test before making a bunch

    • Terry Caraway Carpenter
      on Feb 25, 2019

      The Mod Podge shown in the tutorial is the dishwasher safe type. If you look on Amazon, they have many different types. You should also be able to purchase it at just about any craft store. Just look for something dishwasher safe if you plan to get your jars wet. Hope this helps.

  • Barb
    on Feb 6, 2019

    Can you do this to clear glass ornaments and if so should the oven temperature still be 250 degrees.

  • Beverly
    on Mar 28, 2019

    can a person make a gel candle in this after tinting the glass?


  • Camille
    on Mar 28, 2019

    What kind of Modge Podge did you use there are so many different kinds?

  • Karen
    on Mar 31, 2019

    Can you use these for creams or other “things” ? Will the color wear off into the cream ????

    • Beth Trask Symonds
      on May 29, 2019

      Just paint your mixture on outside of jar with a sponge brush. Follow drying and baking directions.

  • Kim
    on Apr 10, 2019

    They were clear when I took them out of the oven but as they started cooling they started turning cloudy. What did I do wrong?

    • Kim
      on Apr 10, 2019

      Know what I did wrong, needed to turn them after I got them out of the oven


  • Kathy Froloff
    on Apr 20, 2019

    Can you use acrylic paint instead of food coloring?

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  • Lisarae
    on Mar 5, 2019

    Absolutely beautiful and great directions. I will be doing this very soon. Thank you

    • Dina Caten Pope
      on Mar 5, 2019

      Did you try this and if so, what's your thoughts about it? Did you have Mason jars or other kinds of jars? I have a friend that did this with Spaghetti sauce jars and she loves them

  • 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

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