Thursday, April 18, 2013

J is for Jar

Mason jars can be super handy in a craft room or a garage. They are able to hold lots of tiny items that otherwise look messy when strewn across a table top or thrown in a drawer. But filling a mason jar with hundreds of tiny screws and placing it on a shelf isn't all that attractive. Below is an easy tutorial on "dressing up" a mason jar so that it becomes a decoration rather than an eye sore.
Mason Jar(s)
White Craft Glue
Food Coloring
Paint Brush
Mixing Bowl

STEP 1- Mix 1/2 cup of glue with 1 teaspoon of gel food coloring per jar. Blend until uniform color.
STEP 2- Paint mixture onto outside of jar with brush.
STEP 3- Allow to dry for 6 hours before use.

Note: You will notice that initially the color of the mixture looks too dense once painted onto the jars. The color WILL become transparent after drying.


  1. Love this!! You are just full of ideas!! And they are all economical!! Thanks,

    Love this one!

    1. Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments! I spend a lot of time on Pinterest, lol. :)