DIY Color Mason Jars! Do I really need to say anything more? Seriously, these jars are absolutely gorgeous and you won't believe how easy this technique is to do at home. Before you know it, you will be creating beautiful color mason jars for every holiday and special occasion you attend.
DIY Color Mason Jars
Make a set of DIY Color Mason Jars in a single color to accent a wedding or other formal table setting with flowers or flame-less candles, or let loose with a rainbow of bright-colored jars for fun summer bar-b-que utensil holders and mosquito repelling lanterns. Pair red and blue jars with clear jars for holiday decor on the 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day. Use green and red jars for festive accents at Christmas time or as packaging for a personalized gift. These are just as few of the hundreds of possible crafts you can create with these awesome jars. Let your imagination run wild!
(Note: These jars are for decorative purpose only and are not intended to package anything edible. If you use these jars to give an edible gift, please securely wrap the gift in separate packing before placing it in the jar.)
- Pint Mason Jars
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Liquid Food Coloring
- Plastic Spoons and Knives (or Popsicle Sticks)
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
Measuring Spoon (tbsp)
- Oven (Pre-heated to 225 degrees)
- Something to protect your workspace (Newspaper, Paper Bags, Cardboard)
- Clean your Mason Jars of any dust and debris and cover your workspace with newspaper, paper bags or cardboard.
- Pour 1 Tablespoon of Mod Podge Gloss into an empty Pint Mason Jar. Add 1/2 Tablespoon of water and 9 drops of food coloring. If mixing primary colors to create a secondary color like orange, make sure your drops do not exceed 9 drops combined (example: for orange I used 6 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red, totaling 9 drops). If you add too much food coloring, the mixture will be too thin and will cause streaking.
- Stir the materials in the mason jar together with a plastic spoon or popsicle stick until the color is uniform and you don't see any white Mod Podge. Be sure to mix well around the inside edges and the bottom of the mason jar.
- Swirl the Mod Podge around the inside of the jar until it is completely covered.
- Once the inside of the mason jars is completely covered, including the inside rim, set the jars upside down on top of plastic knives (or Popsicle sticks) on your protected work surface to let the excess Mod Podge run out of the jars. Placing the jars on sticks will allow the Mod Podge to run out without it pooling around the inside of the rim.
- Let the mason jars drain in this position for 1 hour.
- Repeat as necessary for as many colored mason jars you need.
- The colors of the mason jars will look pastel because you mixed the food coloring with white Mod Podge. Once the Mod Podge dries clear, your color will dry the same color as the food coloring you chose.
- Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
- After 1 hour, carefully lift the jars and gently wipe any Mod Podge from the outside rim of the jar (if there is any).
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the mason jars right side up on the lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet and jars into a preheated over for 1 hour until the Mod Podge is completely dry and the glass is transparent.
- Remove the jars from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cool, sit back and admire your new gorgeous DIY Color Mason Jars!