Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rainbow of Mason Jars

Hi, again! Today I will be showing you how to color your own mason jars for a cute little decoration.

I will link this project to Rhinestone Beagle so you can view other fabulous projects.

Let's get started!

Materials you will need:
1. Prego/Pickle/Mason jars
2. Mod Podge
4. Food Coloring

Step #1: Grab different sized jars.

These jars can either be actual mason jars, or you can use any sort of clear, glass jar. I used a pickle jar and two Prego jars. The only problem with the Prego jars is that sometimes the bigger sizes have the Prego name etched into the glass.

Step #2: Mix your mod podge with your color of choice and a little bit of water.

This step can become kind of tricky for various reasons. If you want your color to be a deep, dark color you should use less water and mod podge and more food coloring. (You may need to make a couple batches for one jar since you are using less mod podge.)

However, if you want a lighter, more pastel color I would use more water and possibly more mod podge to dilute the color.

Much of this is trial and error. If you do not like the color you may have to play with the ingredients to make the color of your choice.

Step #3: Once you have the right color, pour the colored mod podge into the bottom of the jar.

Step #4: Start twisting the jar and turning it upside-down to cover the whole jar with color.

Place foil underneath a sheet of wax paper on a cookie tray and place the jars upside-down on the tray so the color can reach the rim of your jar.

Step #5: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and place jars in for a few minutes.

You will know when to pull the jars out when the color is completely clear. If you end up not liking your jar color all you have to do is put soap and water on the inside and scrub.

If you do like your color, please please please don’t do the above because it will ruin your color.

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a question or comment feel free to leave it in the comment box below.

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