I have seen mason jars with this bluish tint all over the internet. The only problem is, I can’t seem to find them in stores! I decided to take matters into my own hands and dye them myself.
Here is how to stain a mason jar:
Supplies: You will need a mason jar (I found mine at a craft store for $2), Mod Podge, food coloring, a paper plate and spoon, waxed paper and a baking sheet.
Before you begin, preheat your oven to 200° F.
Step 1: Mix 2 tablespoons of water and 4 tablespoons of Mod Podge together on your paper plate. Next, add as many drops of food coloring you want until you reach your desired shade (I used 5 drops of blue food coloring for mine).
Step 2: Pour all of the water and Mod Podge mixture into your mason jar. Move your jar around making sure to coat the whole inside of the jar.
Step 3: Pour all of the water and Mod Podge mixture out of your jar, making sure to coat the mouth of the jar. Wipe the outside edge of your jar for any excess mixture on the outside. Be sure to only have a thin layer on the inside of your jar, otherwise it won’t have an even color in the end.
Step 4: Place the jar upside down on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Put it in the oven for three minutes.
Step 5: Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn the jar upright. Wipe rim carefully with a paper towel to remove excess water and Mod Podge mixture, then return the jar (upright) to the oven. Bake until the color is clear and beautiful, about 30-40 minutes.
Add a ribbon or flowers to your jar for some extra flair!
***Do not store anything you plan on eating in these jars, because the Mod Podge makes it unsafe! You can use water in them for plants.***