Creating your own vintage jars

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

I mixed 1 tablespoon of modge podge, one teaspoon of water, 3 drops of blue food coloring and 1 drop of green food coloring. You can play around with the colors as much as you would like.
Painted the color on the outside of the jars

About 10 minutes later
In the beginning I was a little worried because they weren’t so attractive so I thought I would show you  the process the jars go through during the drying time so you don’t think you are doing anything wrong.
About 20 minutes…so pretty

Here they are in their happy home


Hope you will give this a try!

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


  5. 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!

  6. 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

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


  8. 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

  9. 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.:)

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

    xoxo laurie

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

  12. 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 🙂

  13. 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.

  14. 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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