Over the weekend, I decided to try tinting some glass jars that I had hanging around my kitchen. A couple smaller size mason jars, a large half gallon glass jug and a pretty alfredo sauce glass jar with a metal lid. I had been kicking these mismatched jars around the kitchen since last summer, so I had to do something!
I have never known anyone that did this, but I studied several sets of instructions on the internet, and I charged in blindly. :) The result, was really pretty and it really was not all that difficult.
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Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
Mix 2/3 cup Mod Podge and 1/4 cup of water and food coloring to make the color you want.
Line one cookie sheet with newspaper and the other with wax paper.
Pour your Mod Podge mixture into your clean, dry jar and roll the jar until the inside is totally covered.
Pour the remaining mixture back into the bowl letting the jar drip for a couple minutes.
Place the jar upside down on the newspaper covered cookie sheet and let sit for an hour.
After an hour, pick up the jar and gently wipe the edge and sit right side up on the wax paper covered cookie sheet.
Place the cookie sheet with the jar(s) on it in the oven, and let bake for 45 minutes.
If you notice a lot of streaks, let them bake another 15 minutes.
Take them out of the oven and let cool completely
You will probably still see some streaks, especially if the color you made is dark. Some streaking is inevitable with darker colors.
What You Can Put In Your Tinted Jars
You cannot put food in these jars and it is also not wise to put water or liquid of any kind in them, either. Mod Podge is basically glue, and it is not waterproof. There are tons of cool dry things you can put in them, like:
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Coloring glass jars is a really great way to raise their decorating value up a few notches. They look so much nicer and more unusual after tinting, I get lots of compliments and I have such fun finding new ways to use them. I hope you enjoy them too!
Have a great day!