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DIY Colored Mason Jars

Every summer I head out to my local farm at the peak of raspberry season to pick fresh raspberries to make jam. As a result, I have acquired quite a large collection of jars that I use for many different purposes around the house. Although the jars are lovely in a very understated way, I thought it would be fun to give them a splash of color. I’m excited to share this fun and simple DIY project with you today!

DIY Colored Mason Jars

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MATERIALS

 – Mason jar
– Glossy Modge Podge
– Food coloring (I used Wilton food coloring gel)
– Toothpick

DIRECTIONS
 – Fill a mason jar with 1/8″ of Modge Podge.
– Using a clean toothpick, add one drop of food coloring to the mason jar and mix until the mixture is no longer white.
– Swirl the mixture around the inside of the jar, until the entire jar is covered.
– Turn the jar upside down on a paper plate and allow for the excess liquid to drip off (about 45-60 minutes).
– After the remaining mixture has drained onto the plate, place the mason jar in an upright position on a clean paper plate to dry completely (1-2 days).

*After coloring the mason jars, food cannot be served or stored in the jars.

I filled my mason jar with flowers that my little girl picked while on a stroll around the neighborhood. I especially love the way the jars look when the sunlight seeps through the glass.

I also use mason jars to organize my many knitting needles and crochet hooks. I am in so in love with the deep violet color of this particular mason jar.

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The best thing about this project is that it was a way to up cycle something I already owned into something even better. Instead of sitting around in my cupboards collecting dust, my mason jars have been turned into pretty containers for a variety of uses. I’d love to see what you do with this project to make it your own!

 

Mandy - Love the colors on these!

JJ - I did this same thing, only used enamels acrylic paint that can be used specifically for glass (like mason jars). I tried painting one inside and one outside of the jar. I like the outside of the jar best because it left a distressed look, the inside left a more clean, streamlined look.

Bake Method: Allow painted item to dry for 1 hour to be sure all layers of paint have dried. Place project in a cool oven. Set oven temperature to 350ºF. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, start timing for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do not place glass in a hot oven. Let glass cool completely in oven. Do not use for 72 hours.

Air Dry Method: Air dry project for 21 days before use.

My inspiration came from pinterest:
http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/mason-jars-painted-distressed/

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