Beach Glass Vases

I love the look of blue mason jars. However, I only have two and I swiped them from my mom’s house a while back.  I’m not sure if they even make them anymore.  I can’t find them in stores but then again..I may not be looking to hard since my kids’ idea of a fun day does not involve a trip to the craft store.  Did you know that you can create this effect on your own?  Yes.. you can get beautiful blue colored glass {or any color glass} with just a few supplies that most people have lying around. I found this wonderful tutorial at Krafty Kat.

You will need:
A clear glass jar or vase
Mod Podge 
{if you don’t have any, you can make your own}
Food coloring
Dish soap

{oops.. the dish soap did not make it into the picture}

Use Mod Podge or make your own by adding 2 parts glue to 1 part water. Add food coloring to your Mod Podge and mix well.  I mixed blue and green to get my end result.  Add a tiny bit of dish soap.

Using your sponge brush, apply the Mod Podge to the glass.  Start at the top and use one even stroke the entire way down the jar/vase.  Be sure to avoid drips. I found that a sponge brush worked better than a regular paint brush.  The sponge brush made less streaks and gave the glass the frosty look.  It will look streaky at first but the streaks will disappear when it dries, leaving you with a very pretty glass jar.

You can customize this for any decor/season. Here they are on my mantel next to my summer Subway Art. I’m slightly sad that Fall is coming.  It does not seem like Fall is right around the corner since it has been hotter than the blazes here. Seriously, it was 89 degrees here today and it felt like Fall to me after all the 100+ days we have had.   I’m happy these little beauties can stay for a little while. I need to get some flowers for them to dress them up. I’m planning on doing some red/gold ones for Fall but those probably won’t make it to my mantel until the air gets crisp…sometime in October or November?

Linking to these parties:

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees 

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is a mother of two living in coastal North Carolina. Her lifestyle blog, Here Comes the Sun, contains easy crafts, recipes and DIY projects. She enjoys the beach, is a chocolate addict and loves chevron, chalkboards and the Beatles.

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  1. says

    Love the way the vase came out. Great idea using food coloring with Mod Podge. I’ve got some decoupaging to do, so I might have to keep that in mind. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    To find those colored canning jars try second hand stores! I found one at my local ‘Savers’ for 69 cents!!!! But like you, I don’t have enough. So thank you for the tutorial!!

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