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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DIY Blue Tinted Mason Jars

 A few weeks ago we took a trip to the mid-west where we visited some family and while there, we drove to a small town that had all these cute old antique shops and thats where I fell in love with the blue mason jars. Now, let me just break it down in terms of $$$ as to why it's cheaper to make your own rather than going out and buying them. A blue tinted antique jar costs $10. I already had everything at home so I didn't have to spend any extra money on this project.. But if you are a crafty person you will most likely have these supplies on hand and if you don't it's probably going to cost you about $5 to make 1 or 2. You're probably thinking... How in the world do I tint glass? Well scroll down to find out.
 
Start by mixing about 4 Tablespoons of MP with a few drops of blue food coloring and 1 Tablespoon of water. 
** With the food coloring you can use as much or as little as you would like.**
  
Pour the mixture into the jar and swirl around till evenly distributed.
Flip the jar over a plastic cup for about 5 mintues.
After the 5 minutes is up, flip back up, place in a cold oven and turn it on to the lowest temperature. Bake for about 20 minutes. Take out and let them cool.

You can use these jars for so any different things, such as:
  • Store cotton balls in the bathroom
  • Pen, scissor, paint brush holder in the craft room
  • Centerpieces for an even (I would not recommend using as a vase with water)
  • Candle holder
  • Store non-edible items
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5 comments :

  1. I've seen versions of this done before, but this is definitely the best I have found! Your jars look great and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the idea!

    Ashley @ http://styleonhigh.com/

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    1. Well thank you very much for visiting my blog!

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  2. I have an empty, clean plastic peanut butter jar, going to try this on that to use in my daughter's room for hold her headbands....Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Just make sure not to put the plastic in the oven. :) Thanks for stopping by Decoratemediana!

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  3. I believe you could put a thin cylinder vase down into the center to be able to add fresh flowers. Thanks for showing us!

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