Stained Glass Mason Jars Using Mod Podge
I found an easy craft on the boards recently involving Mason jars and Mod Podge. The final result looked so pretty, and the technique seemed so easy that I just had to give it a try. I figured they could be used as vases, colorful storage or even as colored luminaries (if you put a battery-powered tealight inside). The photo on Pinterest looks like this:
And, as it turned out, this was very easy to do! First I assembled the few things I needed.
Then I put about half an inch of Mod Podge in the bottom of the jar
before adding the food coloring.
After mixing the food coloring thoroughly with the Mod Podge, I swirled the color around to cover the glass.
Then, I turned the jar upside down on a paper plate, and left it to dry.
After a couple of hours, I picked up the cup and found quite a bit of the Mod Podge on the plate, which was cool; I just wanted to show you in case you find the same thing when you try it.
The technique works really well.
The only thing was that I turned the jar over too soon, so that some of the Mod Podge dripped back down and left a mark. Just be sure to leave the jar upside-down over night, and you should end up with the beautiful finished product.
These are gorgeous! But be careful using it for a vase with water in it, because unless you seal the Mod Podge with something, the water will wash it off.
Thanks! Yes, I forgot about the water/Mod Podge issue. Good point. Should have said it could be a nice vase for dried flowers. 🙂
what kind of sealant would you use if you wanted to use it as a vase??
Hmm, I am not sure. I would probably look for a waterproof spray sealer. Good luck!
We are using baby food jars and old candle jars and whatever we find – to make candle jars for the yard and as gifts for friends, family and teachers for our daughter – this is her handmade craft for her teachers every year!!!!!
Great idea! Thanks for the note.
If you bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 159 degrees, it will be permanent
tried this a few days ago and I’m still waiting for the jar to dry translucent. How low does it take? Obviously not overnight, as your blog said.
Mine did dry overnight. Is it humid where you are drying?
Once the glue is set enough where it won’t run back down, you can turn the jar overt. That might help it to dry.
After I pour out the excess, I turn upside down and let drain for one hour, then carefully wipe the rim and then put in the oven at 225 degrees for about 30 minutes. Works like a charm
does the baking seal it to be waterproof like in regular glass painting?
wont the mason jar break? what about recycled mayo jars etc can u do this and will it stand the heat or crack
Put them in the cold oven as it heats up so they heat up gradually too. Also put them on a cookie sheet covered in tin foil (right side up). They should be fine. 😊
what about using a glaze in a spray form to spray over the jar to keep the color etc will that work?