Creating your own vintage jars

Transform a plain mason jar into a vintage-aged centerpiece with this DIY project! Using just mod podge, a paintbrush, a few drops of blue food coloring, and a mason jar, you can easily create a beautiful aged look. Let’s get started!

The hubby brought home some beautiful flowers for me, so I decided to play around with some of my recycled mason jars. 


 1 tablespoon of mod podge
1 teaspoon  water
3 drops of blue food coloring
1 drop of green food coloring.


You can play around with the colors as much as you would like.

Simply mix the mod podge, water, and food coloring together and paint the color on the outside of the jars
This is how it will look immediately after you apply the mixture
About 10 minutes later
About 20 minutes later you will end up with a beautiful-looking vintage jar.  Maybe walk away during the dry time (just kidding) so you don’t get worried they aren’t going to turn out. 
Let me know if you give this a try, it’s so pretty!

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  1. I love this!! What a great project!! Thanks for sharing!! We actually have a caddy…or several at the shop and this would be great to do for a display!
    Hope you are doing well!

  2. Kristin- They turned out great~! Your hubby brought you flowers? Is he looking for an OLD girlfriend-cuz I LOVE getting flowers! ah..never mind…it wouldn't go over too great with MyHero! xo Diana

  3. I love them. They are on my wish list. I can just picture them on a white shelf in my art room. Yoursturned out lovely. Big Hugs my talented friend!

  4. We painted some of these for my daughter's wedding and just loved the way they turned out. Now I'm on the look out for one of the caddys like you're using!

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I will have to give this a try. I love yours in the caddy, so adorable.


  6. Those are just darling. I love them. You always have such a way with displaying things in such a beautiful way. And what a sweet hubby!

  7. Love the look of those jars, I will make some, I just have a question, can you wash them? or once you wash them they need to be re-painted.
    Have a great week!
    XXX Ido

  8. I LUUUUUUUURVE it! I totally am going to do this:-) Thanks for sharing, they are beautiful!


  9. great and easy and lovely project, something I can even handle!!! and I even have a similar caddy that I bought in Home Goods last year and have done nothing with it!!! so I'm happy… thank you!!!
    Angela from NJ

  10. I love them! They turned out so cute and look perfect in the caddy with the flowers. 🙂 I was thinking about trying them today but got side-tracked with cleaning windows! Not really sure what I was thinking. 🙂
    I hope you are doing well and things are going good in the bathroom.:)

  11. Such a soft, pretty color, Kristin! I'm going to have to check out the tutorial! LUV them in that carrier! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  12. Such a clever DIY project! Also, love how it was not a ton of time and energy to get something so great. M.

  13. They look beautiful! I actually bought all the supplies for this project about 6 months ago. Then I ended up finding some vintage blue/green Ball jars at a market, and never got around to creating the new ones. You have inspired me to revisit that project 🙂

  14. Precioso el color de los nuevos botes y por supuesto felicitaciones por tener un marido tan adorable flores para su mujer eso no lo hacen todos jejejej.Bss Josefa.

  15. Very cute. Glad you showed the process, I would have worried about them. They came out lovely and think of the colors you could create. Will pin this to try later.

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