Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mason Jars....Mason Jars...Mason Jars

Hello~ It's Terilyn, The girls and I are excited to 
be apart of this great group! 

Today I want to talk about Mason Jars! 

Who doesn't LOVE Mason Jars?? 
I especially love the vintage blue ones:)
But as we all know they aren't as easy to come by. 
After doing some research on Pinterest and other sites I found out that you can tint your own.
There were a few different suggestions on how to do it. So I decide to try some out and see which one worked the best.


First I went to the DI and found a bunch of jars for 50 cents!


Second cleaned them :)

The First mixture was: Glass paint and 
Acetone Nail Polish remover:





Put in all in the jar and mix it up. Then just "Swirl" the jar until the glass in covered. Tip up-side down and let dry.

Second mixture was Glass Paint:



I painted this on the outside of the jar. (I wanted this one water-proof) Tip up-side down to dry.

These two mixtures were a FAILURE!!

The best two that I found were:

1) Mod Podge, food coloring and a little bit of water.  
Mix it all together and "swirl the jar. 
Tip up-side down to dry.


2) Polyurethane (water based) and food coloring.


The Polyurethane is Water Proof!!! Bring on the Fresh Flowers :)



I LOVE how they turned out! Don't you? 

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing this and the fail as well! Beautiful job.

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  2. Hi quick question: If you used the Polyurethane on the outside could you use the jars for drinking? Would it be safe?

    Beautiful by the way :)

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  3. Please give me the instructions to follow for the polyurethane and food color mixture to prevent streaking and the tear like runs it makes while drying. Thank you

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