How to Tint Mason Jars

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How to Tint Mason Jars

Here is a super EASY DIY. When I first came across this idea I instantly knew I had to try it! I love the look of tinted Mason Jars…

Turquoise and Green seem to be the hot colors right now, but you can actually tint mason jars any color you like.

What you will need:

Mason Jar (or glass jar of choice)

Food Color


Mod Podge (I used Gloss)

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Step 1:

Pour about 1/4 a cup of Mod Podge into the jar and then add several drops of food coloring. You may want to add a few drops of water to the Mod Podge to thin it out a bit. This will make the coating process easier.

Step 2:

Start turning the jar so you are coating the inside with the colored Mod Podge. Keep swirling, working your way up to the mouth of the jar.

Step 3:

Once your jar is completely coated on the inside, you will want to get as much of the excess Mod Podge out as you can so you don’t have a puddle settle at the bottom of your jar.

The color will be opaque (see above)

Step 4:

Set the oven on the lowest temperature (I did 170 degrees) and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5:

Carefully remove the jar(s) from the oven and allow to completely cool.

I turned my tinted mason jars into candle holders. These jars would look lovely with flowers or simply on their own.

I do not believe these are waterproof and these are not food safe.

You can also use paint in place of the food coloring.


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  1. says

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    • says

      Hi Vanessa. Yes that would be helpful…sorry. I will update the post.

      You may want to use a few drops of water to thin the ModgePodge a bit….not a whole lot…just make it a little bit thinner so it will more easily coat the jar.

      Have a great weekend! -Jessica

  2. says

    This is awesome! I love, love, love jars, and am always looking for new and fun ways to use them. As I read your post, I was wondering if I might be able to use paint instead of the food coloring. I was happy to see your last sentence! 🙂
    I really love this idea and will be pinning it to my Jars and DIY boards, and Tweeting. Thank you for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

  3. debbie says

    Hi there .i love this idea..where can I get mod podge from please.. could drink out of these once you have finished the process.

    • says

      Hi Debbie,

      You can pick up Mod Podge at any craft store or on Amazon. No, you can not drink out of these- ModPodge is not edible. If you fill them with water it will ruin the coloring. These are for decoration only. -Jessica

  4. sarah says

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful idea jessica but I don’t know what modpodge is I live in Pakistan never heard of it does this have any other name?

      • Sharon says

        Do you think I can use this same concept to tint small egg shaped light bulbs.,without putting them in the oven? Would love to make egg shaped ornaments with light bulbs in pastels for an Easter tree!

        • says

          Hi Sharon,

          I don’t know. I tinted the inside of the jars. Are you are planning to plug in the lights?….I do not know if ModPodge and Food Coloring are flammable. I would be scared to do it and would not recommend it. -Jessica

  5. Michelle says

    For removing the Mod Podge from the jar, do you just wipe it out with a cloth or paper towel or what other technique is used?

  6. Lena says

    I mixed thee Mod Podge with the drops of color then painted the outside of the jar so I could still use the inside for what ever I wanted! I did mine in purple and they are fantastic!! Love this DIY idea!!

  7. Lea Ann Copeland says

    after baking …. Can the jar be used as a soap dispenser? I wasn’t sure if the liquid soap would do anything to the baked mod podge.

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