I just love the way these jars came out. I place them in my kitchen window, and let me say it makes doing all my dishes by hand a lot more enjoyable!
Aren't they pretty? I heart them.
I have seen quite a few tutorials on these aqua colored mason jars. I chose to follow this tutorial because I wanted a true seaglass (frosted) look. Also, I wanted to be able to fill them up with water so I could put pretty flowers in them! This tutorial is so easy. This is all you need:
-Glue (3 Tablespoons)
-Dish Soap (1 drop)
-Food Coloring (3 drops blue + 1 drop green)
-Jars of Your Choice (Got mine at Walmart, super cheap!)
Mix 2 parts glue with 1 part water. Which is homemade modpodge!! Did you know this?? I did not until I did this tutorial. For these jars I used 3 tablespoons glue and 1 1/2 tablespoons water. Add your food coloring drops plus 1 drop of dish soap. This is important! It gave it just the right texture! Stir together until it looks like this:
Use your paint brush to paint one LIGHT coat on the jar. I tend to over-do things. (shocking I know) I tried this a few months ago and I went over and over it trying to make it look even smooth and perfect. They did not turn out well! Luckily you can get the food coloring and glue right off with warm soapy water. I washed them and decided to give it another try! Do not put a thick coat on, do a very thin coat and it will dry evenly I promise! All beautiful and frosty seaglass like. While drying it will look like this:
Don't worry and don't touch it! The streaks will fade, as long as you did one even light coat. Then you should have this!