DIY: Tinted Mason Jars in Rainbow

a row of tinted mason jars in red, orange, yellow, green and blue

I love using mason jars for decorating and a seemingly endless supply of craft projects. But rainbow tinted mason jars, just like the vintage ones you can never find anymore? This one might be my favorite project with mason jars yet!

a bottle of mod podge shown with assorted food coloring tubes and empty ramekins in the background


4 ramekins each being whisked with yellow, green, red and blue food coloring

Mix food coloring with a T or so of water into individual ramekins. You can do any color combination you like.

mod podge being poured in to empty mason jars

Add a couple T of mod podge into your mason jar

red food coloring being poured in to a mason jar with white mod podge on the bottom

Add one ramekin of color into the jar and stir to incorporate it all together

a empty mason jar with pink gooey material being moved around inside

With a bowl underneath, carefully twist the jar around coating the whole inside with the mod podge/food coloring mixture. Pour the excess out into a bowl.

a upside down mason jar coated with a semi-opaque milky pink material coating the inside

Let dry upside down on the paper

mason jars coated with a opaque mint green, orange and yellow substance on the inside

Do the same with the other colors. Let them dry for about 30 minutes this way.

colored mason jars upside down drying on a cookie sheet in the oven

Place the jars face down on top of wax paper and a cookie sheet into an oven, set on warm. Let dry upside down this way for about 10 minutes and then flip them over and let them dry another 20-30 minutes.

holding a pink tinged mason jar

When they're ready, they'll look clear and the mixture should lose most of its streaks. If there are streaks left, continue to let it dry out in the oven. The pink one above I put back into the oven after seeing those streaks at the top.

a rainbow of tinted mason jars on a white background

A gorgeous set of deocorative mason jars for flowers or plants or illuminated with battery operated tea lights for an outdoor party (but not safe to drink out of anymore).

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