How to Make Tinted Mason Jars in a Few Simple Steps

Julien K., Hometalk Team
by Julien K., Hometalk Team
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 in various colors to give them a fresh look and match my decor. Give it a try for yourself!

Mason jar

Tools and materials:

  • Mason jar
  • Food coloring
  • Mod Podge
  • Oven
  • Stirring utensil
Pouring Mod Podge into a Mason jar

1. Pour Mod Podge

Pour ModPodge into your Mason jar so that it is 1/4 full.

Adding drops of food coloring

2. Add food coloring

Add a few drops of food coloring.

Mixing the glue and food coloring together

3. Mix

Mix until blended well and there are no streaks in the mixture.

My mixture is now blended well.

Twisting and turning the mixture in the jar

4. Twist & turn

Twist and turn your jar until all of the mixture has covered the inside of the area of the jar completely.

Turning the Mason jar upside down

5. Place it upside down

Place upside down onto a disposal container. Let it dry for approximately 4 hours or until the Mod PPodge has hardened. The extra liquid will have poured out.

Baking the Mason jars

6. Bake

Once dry, place your jars upside down onto a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes at 250 degrees. If your jars are still opaque, continue baking in increments of 10 minutes.

DIY tinted Mason jars

How to make tinted Mason jars

Here are the finished DIY tinted Mason jars! Aren't they pretty?

DIY tinted Mason jar vase

Use them as vases.

DIY tinted Mason jar storage

To hold craft supplies.

DIY tinted Mason jar accessory holder

Or, even in your bathroom for accessories!

Let me know which colors you prefer and how you'd use DIY tinted Mason jars in your home decor.

DIY Mason jar ideas

For more creative ways to repurpose empty glass jars, discover Hometalk's best DIY Mason jar crafts here.

Suggested materials:
  • Mason jar   (michaels)
  • Mod podge   (michaels)
  • Food coloring   (stop n shop)
Frequently asked questions
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  • Shirley Horton Goodwin Shirley Horton Goodwin on Jan 18, 2022

    Love them

    On the tutorial it shows them coming out of the oven rt side up.

    Am I suppose to turn them over half way, time wise?

  • Gaw14992271 Gaw14992271 on Aug 23, 2023

    I tried this 2 times and each time I put water in it for flowers the mod podge dissolved. The second time I let it dry overnight before baking.

  • Luc43188040 Luc43188040 on Aug 29, 2023

    What kind of Mod Podge? Matte, Semi-Gloss, Gloss???

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  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Dec 28, 2022

    I'm just seeing this. How wonderful! I've been working with modge podge for years. When any kind of liquid comes in contact. It would dissolve it.

    Does the baking step, seal it so that water can be added for the vase?

  • Joa9627736 Joa9627736 on Mar 19, 2023

    show me a picture of a mason jar that’s wrapped with craft rope