Mason jars are practical, inexpensive and yes, can be put to a whole of uses. If you have a lot of glass mason jars at home, its time you tried tinting them in your favorite color. Yes, it is surprisingly easy to tint these versatile jars and you can use them as vases for decorating your home. You can also fill them up with cookies and gift them to your near and dear ones on special occasions.
Gather The Supplies:
You will need food coloring, glue, paint brushes, mixing bowls and mason jars for this simple project. Also, make sure you have a couple of old newspapers in hand to avoid making a mess on the table or floor. You will also need to make use of the oven for drying the jars.
Mix Food Coloring And Glue:
Take some glue in a bowl. Add food coloring and mix well. It helps to have multiple colors ready so that you can make a batch of colorful mason jars at one go. If the glue is too thick, it might get a little difficult to spread the mixture for painting the jar. In such cases, just dilute the glue with a little water before using it.
Paint The Jars:
Now, get on to the interesting part. Start painting either the inside or the outside of the mason jars using a paint brush. Make sure you paint the bottom as well. Get creative and try coloring the jars with multiple colors for interesting results. Once done, leave the jars aside for a while for the paint to dry.
Pop Them In The Oven:
Set your oven to warm and place the jars inside upside down for about 10 minutes. Now, invert the jars and leave them in the oven for another 20 minutes. You will have to dry the jars in the oven until all the streaks are gone. That’s it. You are done. You have made your own tinted mason jars in a jiffy.
You can also pour the glue and food coloring directly into the mason jar and mix them. You can paint the inside of the jar using a paint brush by just spreading the color. Leave the jars out to dry for at least 30 minutes for best results.