With spring and summer comes color! Adding some decorative pieces in bright or pastel shades in your home is a great way to include seasonal elements and spruce up any space. To help you out, we’re happy to share this tutorial on how to make some colorful tinted mason jars!
Decorating with Mason Jars
I love decorating with mason jars. I guess it’s the southern girl in me. They can make beautiful centerpieces for a dinner or coffee tables. shelves, etc. These tinted jars help add a bit of color to your decor. Add some fresh flowers or use them as candle holders and give your table a vibrant yet vintage feel. They also make great organizers around the house. Use them to hold your makeup brushes, toiletries, or in the kitchen to separate your cooking utensils.
The best part is, they can be custom-tinted to match your original inspiration, or to complement it with a new splash of color. Whether you want to make them all in one color, or a mix-and-match set, they’re super easy to make. To learn how to get started on your own mason jars, keep reading!
Materials for Tinted Mason Jars:
- Mason jars
- Glue; gloss finish (such as Mod Podge, but any kind of gloss glue will work)
- Food coloring
- Oven tray
- Wax paper
Pour a couple tablespoons of glue into individual ramekins.
Add 2-3 drops of food coloring and approximately 1 tablespoon of water to each ramekin. Less water will give you a deeper, richer color. More water will give you a more subtle tint. Stir the mixture until you have a consistent color.
Add the dyed glue to your mason jar. Show your wild side by adding different colors from multiple ramekins to achieve a marbled effect, or just keep it simple with one color.
Coat the inside by rotating the jar. Make sure it’s evenly coated with the dyed glue mixture.
Turn the jar upside down and pour the excess glue into a bowl (or back into the ramekin for use on the next jar).
Let the jar dry upside down on newspaper for about 30 minutes. Check on it periodically and wipe away any excess paint that may collect on the top lip. Alternatively, you can build a “drying rack” of popsicle sticks to allow the glue to drip off.
Set oven to “warm” (about 175° F). Place jar upside down on a wax-covered oven tray and heat in the oven for 10 minutes. Flip the jar over and let it dry for another 20 to 30 minutes. When the jar is done, it should be clear with no streaks. If the jar still has streaks, place it in oven for 10 minute increments until they disappear.
Allow time to completely cool. Once cool, add the decorations of your choice! Reminder that these are only for decorative purposes and can not be used for food, drinks, or any sort of liquid.
Time to Decorate
The possibilities are endless with these jars. I love using these jars in a rustic decor theme, but you can let your imagination run wild. Let us know in the comments how you will be decorating with your beautiful new mason jars!