• {It’s in the Details + A DIY} Turn any jar into an aqua mason jar!

    Hiya!  Today I’m guest posting for Chrissy of The Perfect Palette while she is on vacation.  I did a fall palette and inspiration board for her {go see it here}, so here on Oh Lovely Day I’m going to share a DIY with you that will help bring that palette to life.  And it will also satisfy my mason jar loving readers, and I know there are a lot of you!  I’m going to tell you how to turn any clear jar into an aqua mason jar!

    So I can’t take credit for this genius idea.  I found the tutorial on Craftberry Bush.DIY make your own aqua mason jars via oh lovely day

    Materials needed:
    -Clear jars
    -Modge podge or white Elmer’s glue
    -Paint brush
    -Green & blue food coloring

    Instructions:
    - In a small bowl mix (approx.) 1 tsp glue or modge podge, 2 drops blue and 1 drop green food coloring, 1 1/2 tsp of water (this amount will color around 3 jars)
    - Mix together with a small paint brush
    -Using even strokes, brush the outside of jar from top to bottom.  Be careful not to use too much to avoid clumping.  The streaks will become invisible when dry.
    - Turn upside down on a paper towel and let dry

    *Warning* the paint will chip or wash off, so you have to paint the outside so you can use them as floral containers like this:

    DIY make your own aqua mason jars via oh lovely day | photo by Jennifer Roper
    Or as floating candle luminaries, like this:
    DIY make your own aqua mason jars via oh lovely day | photo by Jennifer Roper
    {above two photos by Jennifer Roper}

    For the full tutorial with photos and additional methods and instructions, go to Craftberry Bush.  And if you do this DIY, I would love to hear all about it!

    leave a comment.

    13 Comments

    1. Posted Sep 6 at 6:58 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!

    2. Posted Sep 6 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      i can’t get enough of aqua mason jars

    3. Posted Sep 6 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      Awesome DIY tutorial! Thanks for sharing! The blue jars are so pretty, but they’re pretty difficult to find, I think, so this is great!

    4. Posted Sep 6 at 10:46 am | Permalink

      I didn’t realize how easy transforming a mason jar could be! Thanks for sharing :)

    5. Posted Sep 6 at 11:40 am | Permalink

      These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

    6. Posted Sep 6 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

      Great idea! Love it!

    7. Posted Sep 6 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

      Nothing better than an aqua blue mason jar!! Love this! Thanks for sharing!!

    8. Posted Sep 9 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

      I can’t wait to try this! I will be heading to the store tomorrow!

    9. Posted Nov 2 at 2:51 am | Permalink

      You know, I was wondering, why not seal it with clear varnish after completion. This way it wont chip. What say?

    10. Posted Dec 17 at 11:50 am | Permalink

      Sweet tutorial. I have dozens of empty baby food jars I’ve been wanting to give new life to and what better way than to try this out :)

    11. Posted Dec 17 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

      I will never ever tire of mason jars. I’m quite sure I will just adore them forever!

    12. Posted Feb 7 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

      These are great – I’ve been looking around like crazy for these jars (and collecting clear glass jars in the meantime) … as I’m having a wedding guest list of 300 and will need approximately 3-5 jars per table. This post has made my day.

      Shari from http://www.goodfoodweek.blogspot.com and my wedding blog is now http://www.shariandphillip.projectwedding.com

    13. Posted Apr 18 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for this! Didn’t have any luck using Elmer’s (it was either streaky or frosted-looking), but the mod podge works great!

    Post a Comment

    Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

    *
    *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

    • follow oh lovely day on pinterest
    • Topics

      Archives

    • mens wearhouse
    • Sugarplum Lane Baby
    • Minted Wedding Stationery
    • Gilded Rentals
    • Advertise on Oh Lovely Day
    •  

      My Favorite Things

    •  

      Shop For Your Honeymoon

    •  

      Baby Must-Haves

    • Our Wedding
    • Bloggers Wedding Advice
    • Lovely Ever After
    • oh lovely day on instagram
    •  Fall is babywearing weather and Cal is my best accessory.
       Conquered my first weekend alone with two kids . To celebrate, Charlie and I had an ice cream + Trader Joes date when my husband got back from Big Bear. We haven't done this since before Calvin was born, unless you count one visit to Target. I've missed him. He's the sweetest, most loving, funniest kid I know. ❤️
      • Follow Me on Pinterest
    • Wedding Paper Divas Save the Date Card Sale
    • Find Oh Lovely Day on Lover.ly