Last week I posted the tutorial of the mason jar lantern cute isn’t it? This week have another mason jar that needed a “Tinted and Bejeweled” makeover and I will show you what I did!
What you need
A Jar of your choice
Mod Podge (in Gloss)
Food Coloring (in whatever color you want)
A Plastic Cup
Newspaper to protect your surface.
*Optional* Old jewelry and hot glue gun.
Mix food coloring and some water into a plastic cup. You can do any color combination you like. This determines the intensity of your color. My first layer of color I use 3-5 drops of color that is a light tint for deeper color use more drops.
Pour a fair amount of Mod Podge into your jar then add your food coloring mixture.
Carefully swirl the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Pour the excess back into plastic cup.
Let your jar dry upside down for 30 minutes. Place the jar face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. Let dry upside down this way for about 10 minutes and then flip them over and let them dry another 20-30 minutes
*Note* I did multiple layers of colors and the first layer I let dry overnight vs the oven technique most likely because I was at my grandmother’s house and she was cooking and I am not delaying home cooked meals lol. For the other layers I used the oven.
This is the lightly tinted jar.
I added more color to my mixture and played around with the swirls to form some kind of design. *Note* to prevent for Mod Podge from drying out but a sandwich bag over the cup in between layers.
I attached some of my old jewelry with hot glue. It kind of reminds me of the sea with hidden jewels in it.
Worth mentioning… You cannot drink/eat out of this anymore glue doesn’t taste good and may kill you. If you put water in it i.e. as a vase the color will loosen and fade. If you don’t like the outcome you can start over by washing it.