Friday, April 24, 2015

Painted Mason Jars

Painted mason jars, my solution to fun, colorful, kitcheny ( to go with our kitchen themed kitchen - very original, I know) storage for our cooking utensils.

Jar + Mod Podge + Food Coloring = Amazingness

I used large jars and poured enough Mod Podge in to be up the side of the jar about 1-1/2".  Next add it a few drops of your food coloring.  More food coloring the darker the color and vice versa.  Mix together well, any unmixed color will show up on the dried jar.  Next tilt the jar every which way to cover the entire inside of the jar.  Be sure to NOT use a paintbrush or any other tool to help spread the color.  It will leave marks that will be visible after the jars dry.  After it is completely coated, turn the jar upside down on a paper plate to allow excess glue to drain.

Here are my jars about half way through the drying process.

Notice the pastel color versus the solid, wet versus dry.  Depending on how warm your house is, it can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to dry.  I opted to not put mine in the oven, I had read something stating that may cause bubbles.  I just stuck to good old fashion air drying.  Be patient, they will dry. 

Here they are finished and being put to good use. 

Just wonderful!  Love the pop of color these added to the kitchen. 

What fun projects have you found for mason jars?

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