I know, I know! You’ve been seeing these everywhere but I had to try it. I love the look of old antique Mason jars but I have not had any luck finding any on thrift stores or flea markets. Well, I take that back, I’m still regretting buying the old jar I seen a completely full of buttons at the flea market! I bypassed it because it was $20 and ended up getting three vintage Pyrex dishes complete with lids instead. Ahhh, love my Pyrex =)
Anywho, all you need is Mason jars, ModPodge, water, and food coloring. I used this tutorial from Six Sister’s Stuff that I found on uCreate.
Then you preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Mix 2 tbs. of water and 4 tbs. of Mod Podge. Next, add your food coloring until you reach your desired shade. At first I only used 5 drops but after I popped it out of the oven and seen how light it was, I added more. Make sure you coat the entire inside of you jar, including the mouth.
Then, you poke it in the oven for a couple of minutes upside down. Take it out, wipe the rim off, then place in the oven right side up for the and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until color starts clearing. And voila! You get prettiness =)
Update: Forgot to mention this! My favorite jar that turned out the bluest, I actually let it cool and then repeated the process again--recoat, oven for 2, wipe, oven for 30. The bluer the better, I think =)
Speaking of prettiness, see my milk glass finds over yonder? Picked them up for $3 at a little auction house down the road.
Can’t wait to collect more. Love the look of the white.
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