Thursday, August 16, 2012

Making blue Mason jars

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.
mason jar supplies_edited2
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 =)
finished blue mason jar_edited2
Speaking of prettiness, see my milk glass finds over yonder? Picked them up for $3 at a little auction house down the road.
Milk glass finds
Can’t wait to collect more. Love the look of the white.
Milk glass finds 2
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Lovely!

    I have so many clear mason jars but I truly love my two turquoise jars. I think it's time to sacrifice a few to try out tinting them myself :)

  2. Love your blog. Following you and on twitter. I would love for you to be a guest judge or do a tutorial on my blog sometime. My blog is
    email me if you are interested.

  3. Thanks for the reminder that this has been on my to-do list. Your jars turned out great!

  4. Your jar came out perfect! How lovely! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting Posed Perfection last week and leaving me a sweet comment. I am your newest follower. I hope you will visit again and maybe even follow me back. Have a great week!

  5. oh my gosh, my friend Melanie just wrote a post about how she wasn't able to do this. I'm going to share your post with her!


    p.s. I'm your newest Linky follower! :)

    1. Hi there, Lisha! I just came from your blog giveaway, lol!
      My really blue one I actually let it cool and then recoated it and put in the oven again. So one jar got two rounds and it's my favorite one because it's so blue =) I need to add that in the post because I just remembered it!


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