Tinted Mason Jars with Food Colouring and Mod Podge

Whenever I get glass jars that have any interesting shapes or indentations, I save them for projects like this: Tinted Mason Jars. With a little Mod Podge and food colouring, you can turn an ordinary object into something special. I found this project via Pinterest on the Momtastic Canada blog.


  • glass jas
  • Mod Podge (gloss)
  • food colouring
  • oven
  • baking tray and parchment paper

I used what I had in the supply closet, so I substituted matte Mod Podge, but I found the results quite nice nonetheless.

Basically, you have to mix food colouring and Mod Podge and coat the inside of a glass jar. After letting the paint drip out, bake it to finish the drying process, and enjoy your handiwork!

I filled me new blue jars with sea-themed potpourri I had kicking around that just so happened to coordinate with the food colouring. I loved the effect, but next time I will bake it longer to see if I can reduce the amount of Mod Podge that collects at the bottom of the glass. I might add more drops of food colouring because the effect is very light.

Check out the Momtastic DIY Tinted Mason Jar tutorial for full instructions. Also be sure to follow Craftcore on Pinterest for more crafty inspiration.

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