Monday, July 16, 2012

DIY Colored Glass Jars

This DIY project has been all over Pinterest. I got this fun idea from momtastic.

Here's what you will need:
- Glass jars
- White glue
- Food coloring
- Water
- Spoons for stirring
- Bowl for the excess mixture

First we need to clean glass jars. The tallest one was a candle jar, the medium sized was a salsa jar, and the smallest one was I think a coffee jar.

Pour in some glue and water with a 1:1 ratio and add some food coloring and mix it well. I made a big mistake because I added more water which made the mixture too runny. You'll see the effect later.

Twist the jar to coat it with the colored mixture and make sure it's evenly coated. Pour the excess mixture into a bowl. Then let it dry upside down for 15 minutes and right side up for another 15 minutes.

Set the oven at 350F and bake the jars for about 20-30 minutes. This will turn the mixture clear. So now the problem with a runny mixture is you can see the colored drips when it's all dried up. They don't look perfect but I'm fine with that. Good start for a beginner.

Then you can put tea lights inside to make them into colorful lamps for an evening garden party. I will definitely redo this project and post an update.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to have a go at this! : )


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