Stained Mason Jar Tutorial by Six Sisters’ Stuff

stained mason jar tutorial

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How to Stain Your Own Mason Jars

I have seen mason jars with this bluish tint all over the internet.  The only problem is, I can't seem to find them in stores!  I decided to take matters into my own hands and dye them myself.
mason jar (I found mine at a craft store for $2)
Mod Podge
food coloring
paper plate
wax paper
baking sheet

Before you begin, preheat your oven to 200° F.

Step 1:  Mix 2 tablespoons of water and 4 tablespoons of Mod Podge together on your paper plate.  Next, add as many drops of food coloring you want until you reach your desired shade (I used 5 drops of blue food coloring for mine).


 Step 2:  Pour all of the water and Mod Podge mixture into your mason jar.  Move your jar around making sure to coat the whole inside of the jar.
Step 3:  Pour all of the water and Mod Podge mixture out of your jar, making sure to coat the mouth of the jar.  Wipe the outside edge of your jar for any excess mixture on the outside.  Be sure to only have a thin layer on the inside of your jar, otherwise it won't have an even color in the end.
Step 4:  Place the jar upside down on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.  Put it in the oven for three minutes.
Step 5:  Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn the jar upright. Wipe rim carefully with a paper towel to remove excess water and Mod Podge mixture, then return the jar (upright) to the oven. Bake until the color is clear and beautiful, about 30-40 minutes.
You're done!
stained mason jar tutorial
Add a ribbon or flowers to your jar for some extra flair!

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  1. Wow! It's an amazing change for a bottle that probably will be recicled... mmm... I think I'll try for put some candles at the garden.

    1. I scored some at the thrift store yesterday for 25 cents each...super inexpensive, too!

  2. Can you put water in the jar to hold fresh flowers?

    1. I just made these this past week, and you CANNOT put water in them... mod podge is a water base, so if you add water, it's just going to peel away from the glass (I did this to one of mine... just peeled away, which was fine, because I goofed up on it)...
      I sealed mine with indoor polyurethane..I let it sit for 2 days.. so today I'm going to see if this sealed it to make it water proof!

    2. Just added water to one of my jars that has polyurethane as a sealer, and it didn't work either...

  3. thanks for sharing!! i was wondering how to do this where the color wouldn't come off if you used the jar to hold water for flowers. :o)

  4. Can you use the yellow mod podge for this? I have some of that so I thought I would check.

  5. Maybe you could paint the mod podge on the outside and it would work so that you could put water in it?

  6. I LOVE THIS! I am going to have to "Pin" it and try it!

  7. Oh how clever and easy. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Love these! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project, looking forward to trying it!

  9. this! I wonder, tho, if the mod podge is food safe? I want to put up some open shelves in my kitchen, and put gal. jars with pastas, flour, sugar, etc. I would really love to be able to put this color in my jars, then display them on my shelves!!!

  10. Just came across these, great idea! I have lots of jars that I can't use for canning anymore and I think I'll use this as a way to recycle them into something beautiful :)

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  12. Glad I came across this...I've been trying a tutorial on this from somewhere else, and it doesn't have you add the there's a huge mess of mod podge at the bottom that NEVER dries lol
    For jars that you CAN put water in, glass paint on the outside is what you'll need to do. :)

  13. I'm so glad I came across this!
    The tutorial I've been using doesn't have you add you end up with a gloppy mess at the bottom that NEVER dries lol...

    For jars you can put water in, you'll want to use glass paint on the outside of the jar. :)

  14. They have the blue ones at target but I like this idea better

  15. They have the blue ones at target but I like this idea better

  16. Have you done any other kinds of jars besides canning jars?

  17. Thanks! I am going to try this!

  18. I just tried the Martha Stewart line of glass paint. I Hear You Can Put Water In It Afterwards. Only thing is the product j's expensive and you have to use quite a bit to make to spread.


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