Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mason Jar Makeover

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:

mason jar
Elmers glue
food coloring
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
(TRUST ME)

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!

Awesome!

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!

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115 comments:

  1. What a cute idea, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow. I never would have thought of using elmer's glue and food coloring. Good thing glue is on sale for all the back to school shopping, I need to stock up :) Great tutorial.

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  3. I love this idea! I've seen other ways to do it, but never have because they seemed so complicated. Now I've gotta try it because I have all the supplies. I'd love for you to share this at my Tuesday link party.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  4. I love Mason Jars-any project involving them is a win in my book! Hopping over from Knick of Time blog hop and your newest follower :-) Be sure to follow back!

    Thanks for sharing a great project!

    Emily
    www.emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com

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  5. ADORE - I know what I'm doing next!!!

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  6. I am so using this...and on more than Mason jars!!! Just stopped by from Serendipity and Spice. Love this idea. Pinning away now!!! I'll make sure to follow you for future ideas...check me out if you get the chance!

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  7. Wow! Thanks everyone for all the sweet comments and yes I'm on my way to visit each of you now! I love making new bloggy friends!!!

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  8. Really LOve this idea! Love the effect! Will definitely try myself!
    caught you on the Inspire Me Monday Hop...
    treasuringgrace.blogspot.com

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  9. Hopping over from the blog hop and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps follow me back. Your mason jars turned out lovely. They will be so pretty holding a candle. I love how you added the raffia, burlap and the label.

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  10. how fun!! these will be perfect for your wedding!!

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  11. thanks again to everyone for all the sweet comments. I love hearing from you all! I'm on my way to visit my new followers and follow back!

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  12. These look incredible and so easy! Thanks for sharing them at the Knick of Time Blog Hop - I'll be featuring you next week!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  13. So pretty...love that blue!! Thanks for following...I'm following too :) Laurel

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  14. I adore mason jars and the blue ones are so hard to find (and so much $). What a great alternative!
    Kelly

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  15. Your jars turned out great! Love the blue!

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  16. Great idea! The jars will look perfect on the table :)

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  17. Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog- I am now following yours via Linky!

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  18. I cannot believe how they start out looking so streaky and then come out perfectly frosted. They are going to be perfect for your tables.

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  19. Thanks you guys for all the comments. I love when something so simple can get an amazing result like the glue and food coloring. And doesn't cost much at all! LOVE!

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  20. Great looking jars! You make them sound nice and easy too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. fabulous job - I really want to do this myself one day - so many ideas to try and so little hours in the day! Joined your site, and off to have a good look around. Would love you to come join mine too - the more the merrier for some party-crating good time!
    http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much. I love any party/crafting tips/secrets so I just gladly followed you back and can't wait to see what you are up to! Thanks so much!

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  22. OMGosh! I love this! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  23. What a great idea! So glad you linked to my party! Kristen

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  24. I love this idea!!
    You will be featured tonight at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Thank you so much for linking up!
    xo! Vanessa

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  25. I so love this idea too! I really want to try this myself, and now I will know how! Very creative of you and oh so pretty! Love you blog header very pretty! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

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  26. Your tutorial is great! Love the idea and the beautiful color you created!!! This goes into the "someday" pile - lol... I found your link on the Craftionary link party :-)
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    You can stop by my post here: http://quilling.blogspot.com/2012/07/fabulous-friday-share-memories-freebies.html

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  27. Yes, I love it! And I'm trying it out right now!! Thanks!

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  28. Sure love that fuzzy look to the jars. So much easier than other techniques I've seen. Knew I should have gotten some elmers glue today while I was in town. How much glue do you use. I looked at your tutorial but didn't see anywhere how much glue to use.
    I have a few older mason jars with the blue on them already, bought them that way but like to keep those for my own decos around the house. I usually go to our local thrift store as they have them for maybe .25 each at the most for gift/sell projects.
    Glad you shared this technique. Got my food coloring at $tree also so project will be easily made.

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    1. Hi....I used a regular size school bottle. It's a 4oz bottle and I think Wal-mart has them right now for like .50 cents. The 4oz bottle did 8 regular sized mason jars. So it cost hardley nothing at all to transform them.

      I too have a bunch of very old mason jars which I didn't want to change...that's why I bought a 12 pack at Wal-mart for under $10. Especially because I need a bunch because these will be used for my wedding. Hope all of this helps!

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  29. Thanks for sharing with us at Someday Crafts! We will be featuring your project tonight on our blog. Please stop back in and grab a Featured at Someday Crafts Button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  30. Love it,great idea,a must try and love the colour. You will have a pretty wedding I'm sure with that colour. I am visiting from Knick of Time. x

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  31. Love that color--they turned out gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  32. These are great! They almost look like blue Ball jars!

    Visiting from Knick of Time- new follower!

    Ashleigh @ Rusticanthology.blogspot.com

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  33. I love this idea!!! And, you're right. It couldn't be any easier. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. Be sure to stop by tonight to see yourself featured.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  34. Love this project! Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  35. hey wow! Just checked out your blog from your comment! Your jars turned out awesome, amazing that just zapping them in the oven for 30 minutes turns them almost clear! I will have to experiment! Yours look pearly!
    Thanks for the link!
    Nat :)

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  36. I love your project! I just have a question about putting the jars in the oven to make them translucent. What temperature did the other person use? I think it would be amazing to make a grouping with different sizes and both translucent, your glaze and opaque.

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  37. I might have to try this and try the oven technique. I'm wanting blue and clear mason jars for centerpieces at my wedding. Thanks for the idea. I'll be following your blog! Please follow mine at http://acountry-galsdomesticjourney.blogspot.com. Thanks!

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  38. Hi! Great project. I have a couple of quick questions for you. You had said, "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." What temperature oven, and was it before or after the glue had dried?

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    1. Hi Mary. She said that she poured her glue mixture inside her jar, swooshed around to completely cover inside, the pour excess out. Turn upside down on wax paper and let drain. A lot of glue will drain out, leave for 5 minutes. Then transfer jars to a clean wax sheet upside down on a cookie sheet, bake in oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes!

      Let me know how they turn out!!

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  39. I love this idea , tried it but turned it into a dish soap dispenser and the outside got a little wet and started melting the paint. How do I get it to stay without melting?

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  40. Spray the outside with water proof spray.

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  41. I would love to add these to my vintage jars that I already have, that decorate the tops of my kitchen cabinets!

    Marlene Detierro (Turnberry Towers Las Vegas)

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