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How to Tint Glass Mason Jars


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How to Tint Glass Mason Jars

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I have a slight obsession with glass jars. I save jars from food, candles and anything else I can get my hands on.  I pick them up at rummage sales and pluck them from my friend’s home who are trying to recycle them.  There are so many beautiful crafts you can make with jars, why buy them when you can reuse a few you already have.  This being said, I do love colored mason jars.  But they are pricey and often you have to buy them in bulk packs.  I thought I would try my hand at tinting a jar on my own.  I found that with the right product it is easy to tint glass mason jars and the result is lovely!

Such an easy way to tint glass mason jars. One supply, no baking required!

I started with 3 glass jars and DecoArt Glass Stain. This is the key, and only, ingredient I used to tint glass jars.  DecoArt was kind enough to share a few colors of this pretty translucent glass stain with me so I could show you just how easy it is to tint glass.

How to tint glass mason jars with DecoArt glass stain

I cleaned my jars and then, one at a time, squirted a good amount of glass stain into the bottom of the jar.

How to tint glass mason jars with DecoArt glass stain

I swirled the stain around the jar until the inside was completely coated.  Then held the jar upside down until most of the remaining stain dripped out.

How to tint glass mason jars with DecoArt glass stain

How to tint glass mason jars with DecoArt glass stain

Once most of the stain had dripped out, I set the jar upside down on a paper towel to let any remaining stain drip out and the jar to dry.  I then stood the jar upright until the stain was completely dry.

How to tint glass mason jars

I tinted three different types of glass jars.  Each has a beautiful color and translucent finish.  Because the stain is on the inside of these jars I won’t be able fill them with water or anything liquid, but they make a pretty centerpiece especially when the light catches them.

How to tint glass mason jars

Have you ever tried tinting glass?  What color would you choose?

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Trish

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Is there a way to tint the outside of the Kari washed one of my hummingbird feeder and the color came off.

Sarah

Monday 3rd of May 2021

You could use the same method but it would harder to do on the outside.

Jessica

Monday 18th of May 2020

If you tint the outside under the lip, could you use them for drinking glasses? Thinking about doing them in bulk for a wedding

Sarah

Thursday 21st of May 2020

Yes you could. If the coloring gets very wet it will start to come off. Be careful with that, maybe test a few before doing it in bulk.

Lora Daniels

Tuesday 20th of August 2019

does the tint color stay on if you break the glass-?I use crushed glass for my projects and some colors are hard to find so I thought about tinting some.

Sarah

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Yes it should. I have had a set of these for years and they are well used, the color has never come off.

Lori

Thursday 30th of March 2017

Hi was wondering if you could put tint on outside then can use for water and flowers?

Sarah

Thursday 30th of March 2017

Hi Lori, yes you definitely can. You can paint this tint on or use the technique in this post.

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