DIY: Tinted Glass (Mason) Jars

My florist says we might have mason jars at our wedding.  I’ve never been a big mason jar fan (even though they’re SO popular on pinterest) but I think I’ve found a way to make them a little bit…different.  How?  By tinting them!

via Stampin Up! So clever!

Ever heard of Stampin’ Up?  I first stumbled up on their products when I was researching DIY invitations.  The crafty staff over there have figured out how to tint glass using ink pad refills.  Ingenious!  So if you’ve got a refill lying around, this is how you’d tint your jars:

  1. Add a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill to about 1 Tbsp. of water. Mix with a spoon until blended.
  2. Pour about 2 Tbsp. Mod Podge or white glue into a clear jar; add water and ink mixture. Stir.
  3. Swirl mixture in jar until the sides are completely coated.
  4. Turn jars upside down on newspaper for about ten minutes, then place right-side up to dry for several hours or until clear. To speed drying, put jars right-side up on waxed paper (on a cookie sheet) in a slightly warm oven (about 180 degrees) for 20–30 minutes or until completely clear.

***NOTE: The Stampin’ Up ink is not permanent so if you use water, it’ll wash away the color.

Do permanent ink refills exist in the world?  Time to do some research!   If anything, I’d love to tint a few glass vases a light green and put some white tulips inside.  Maybe for the reception table?  I absolutely love that you can make your glasses in the different shades of your ink.  I would love to make a blue gradation set of glasses for my patio!