Pinbusters – Tinted Mason Jars

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I am not sure what the practical purpose of this pin is, other than decorating, which I am allergic to. However, in the spirit of busting pins (it doesn’t sound so elegant when phrased that way), I am going to give it my all.

Supplies needed: Mason jars, Mod Podge, food coloring, wax paper, cookie sheet, oven, and ramekins. (Okay, seriously, can’t we just say “little bowls”? I am not sure why this blogger feels the need to use such a ridiculous word.)

Please note my very fancy styrofoam little bowl ramekin. I followed the instructions perfectly, except with the first jar (green) I believe I used a terrible water to food coloring ratio. The liquid inside my Mason jar was way to soupy and sloshy.

I did manage to get all surfaces covered and set it to dry (and thank goodness our granite is sealed and didn’t stain green!).

I did a second jar (red) to see if I could get a better result. I used way more food coloring and less water, and it was slightly better. I could roll it around a little better and get the sides coated.

I let them dry for about 30 minutes, then I put them in the oven on the warm setting. (Did you know your oven has a warm setting? I didn’t. I also just discovered the broil feature, though, so I guess I have a lot to learn about ovens.)

They did not turn out great, and do not look as good as the pictures in the original post, but I really think this is feasible. I think I should have turned them right-side up for the baking, because they really stuck to the wax paper. I also would just add food coloring straight to the Mod Podge, and skip mixing with water, to get a darker tint. Finally, I have no idea what the effect of using “matte” Mod Podge versus “glossy,” but I can’t imagine it is much. Point is, with some practice, and a dose of patience, I could get my jars to look like the ones in the original pin. You know, if I wanted to.

This pin is plausible!! Happy Black Friday, everyone. I hope you have a blast throwing elbows in WalMart to save $30 on a flat screen!

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