How To Tint Mason Jars

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Mason jars are all over the place lately, and when I saw tutorials for how to tint mason jars, I just had to try it out for myself!

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      • shaw says

        No, this is not possible.
        If you paint the outside, people’s mouth will still touch the outside of the glass.
        These cannot be used for food (not even if painted on the outside.) The only colors that can be used with food have to be acid based inks. Adirondack inks are the only ones I know of that are okay for food.

        • Gabi Taylor says

          Food coloring is FOOD COLORING – LOLL – hence, “OK for food.” 😉 Besides, what are “people’s mouths” doing on the rims of mason jars in which I store all my dry goods like many different types of beans, rice, flour, cream of wheat, macaroni, shells & other pasta, all of my spices/seeds/herbs, et al. Get those people’s mouths back where they belong!… on the edges of glasses & cups! 😉

          • says

            funny stuff! It’s not the food coloring that’s the problem, but probably the Mod Podge… But yeah, I used them for decoration and pretty organization!

          • Kahie Bass says

            LOL Gabi Taylor ! I’m with you though seriously… why would anyone’s mouth be on the outside of a storage jar?

    • Gabi Taylor says

      Figure it this way: If 225 degrees in the oven didn’t ruin them — 😉 — a little candle certainly shouldn’t, right? … provided the flame doesn’t get so close to the class that it might singe it.

    • says

      That’s how I was! I had seen it appearing on Pinterest, and finally remembered that I’d wanted to make them! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Anonymous says

    Wanting to do this for table centerpiece as a vase. will it hurt to put water and flowers in it? meaning will the water change the tint? thank you for the post!! can you please reply to my email, thank you!!!

  2. says

    Could you put water in them after or would that cause the tint to wash off? Because I’m going to make a snow globe jar and want to tint the jar but I’m not sure if it would wash away with water inside. Thanks for the great blog post!

    • Jan says

      FABULOUS IDEA – Going to use these to make Christmas terrariums with my grandsons for gifts. I spent way too much time in life working and cleaning – you have the right idea – it goes quickly – stuff the dust and enjoy life!

  3. lenore says

    Hi, I just tried these jars, I’ve been so excited to do it and when I took them out of oven, there was really no color to them???

  4. Anonymous says

    It doesn’t hurt the oven to do things like this? I’ve heard so many different things, like keep your crafts in toaster ovens and not in the oven you use to make food… any suggestions? Thanks! Love this idea!!!

    • says

      I’m sorry to hear you didn’t have luck. I’ve done this same thing twice and it’s worked for me. I’d be happy to look at the steps you took and offer suggestions – if you even feel like trying it again..

      • Amanda says

        The Mod Podge says it is non-toxic. Why then wouldn’t they be able to hold food and drinks. I went through this whole process so that I could store food in them and didn’t know they weren’t meat for food. Why are they not meant for food?

  5. says

    Really like your version. I featured this post on my post Spring Inspiration as my wild card pick of the week. A pick that is not from a link party.

  6. says

    Love this! I tried it with just the food coloring and water and it didn’t tint. I see Mod Podge is the key but is the tint permanent?

  7. Whitney says

    I am planning my best friends bridal shower and want to do the purple for drinks! How should I do them? I know not the inside but would it be safe todo the outside all the way to the top? Or should I do it just below the lid line? Great tutorial!

    • says

      So, I would say outsides, up to lid line- but others have commented saying that MOD PODGE is safe for food, so maybe it’s FINE? I am by no means an expert on anything FDA standards, so I don’t want to make any statements like that?!!? Maybe I’ll do some research and update my post with what I find out! Oh, to find the time!

    • Lisa Matthews says

      Maybe you could tint most of the way up then tie or hot glue a pretty ribbon to cover the edge of tint line. I have bought some trim at Hobby Lobby that is a double layer of rhinestones. That might bling them a little and hide the glue.

  8. Michelle says

    Can you mix paint with mod podge? To color it? I am new a just researching haven’t tried this yet thanks


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