Mason Jars - who doesn't love them?
I wanted to use them for my upcoming wedding on the tables with candles in them
So I purchaed a 12 pack of Kerr brand jars from Wal-mart for under $10
There are lots of tutorials out there on how to tint jars and some of them are very complicated but I just today found this method and it will blow your mind it's so Easy.
What you will need:
YES - Thats it!!!!!
(FYI - I don't think it matters what type of glue as long as it dries clear)
I started with 1 drop and mixed well then added more accordingly until I got my desired color.
I wanted a Tiffany blue color so I had to add a couple of drops of green as well. Mixing well in between drops.
Turn upside down
(I put my hand inside jar, I found this easier)
Then paint on with a paint brush
It will look streaky and uneven
But as it dries it levels out
Just make sure from the beginning that you paint the entire area you want tinted
UPDATE: Another fellow blogger did this exact same process as a tutorial after I had done mine except she put hers in the oven for 30min and they came out translucent!!! How cool!
So you can choose which you like, the more frosted look or the more translucent look with the same ingredients!
This is after it has dried for a good while
See it starting to level and smooth out?
YEP, I'm loving it!
This is the finished look!
Totally in love.
Not sure if this will be my finished look but it's getting close.
Here is the before/after Ta Da!!!!!!
Do You Love it?
And you can do any color you can create with food coloring!
And you get this finished look for around $3 a jar and that includes the jar, glue, food coloring amount you use and the small piece of burlap and twine!
You can't beat that!
NOTE: some people do the inside but I chose to do the outside because I'm putting a candle inside.
Hope you try one of your own.
ALSO: If you haven't yet...hop on over to my other blog HERE and check out what I did with some old fence boards. Really cute ideas!