Easy Way To Color Glass!

4 Materials
10 Minutes

I am so excited to share how to dye candle holders and recycled jars to add a seasonal touch to your home! (and it's so easy to do.)

You'll need a candle holder or jar of your choice, school glue, food color, and a paint brush.
Put your glue in a container and add a few drops of food coloring - you can mix and match to get the color you like. A little goes a long way.  For this project I only needed about 2 tablespoons of glue and 3-4 drops of food color.
Mix the food color and glue together. If you find this mixture is too thick you can add a little bit of water to get the consistency you like best.
Paint the mixture onto your candle holder or jar.

Again, if you don't like the way it looks you can add some water to smooth it.  If you don't like the brush strokes you can pour it on or roll your candle holder in the mixture and let the extra drip off.
Let it dry completely and it's ready to go.  I love how this one reminds me of sea glass.

The best part - you can wash it off and paint it with a new color for the next holiday or season!!! So inexpensive and yet oh the possibilities!!!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 10 questions
  • Cindy Rubin
    on May 3, 2019

    How can I make the color permanent ?

    • Valleri Glasgow
      on Jun 22, 2019

      I immediately thought of the pile of of the yogurt jars that I have this is going to be perfect! Also glad somebody else thought , how to make it waterproof 2! I don't want to repaint them after dusting :)

  • Linda
    on May 6, 2019

    Can Elmer’s glue work also

    • Yenta
      on Apr 29, 2020

      Elmer's Glue *is* school glue. 😊

  • Theresa
    on May 7, 2019

    How do you stop it from peeling off

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  • Sharlene
    on May 7, 2019

    Love this idea. Going to try it on flower vases.i think it will work.

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on May 7, 2019

      Thank you, it should work. I painted the outside of mason jars (see above video) to use as vases and they turned out great.

  • Diana
    on Jun 22, 2019

    Love the "sea glass" elegance! I immediately thought of an upcoming Rustic Elegance wedding I'm helping with..this project would be great on the Mason jars! Thank you! Diana

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