Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tinted Jars

Completed my first DIY project for the blog!! Go me!

Now for the directions..

-Assorted Jars
-Mod Podge (gloss-lustre)
-Food coloring
-Wax paper
-Baking pan

I started by peeling the labels off all of the jars... which was not fun... but nothing a little Goo Gone (Target dollar section) couldn't handle. Next in a separate mixing bowl combine Mod Podge and food coloring. I used dixie cups and craft sticks to mix, and I did not measure (just plopped it all in there). I did not add any water to mine but I have seen other people do so. It's really up to you. 

For my colors I wanted different shades of blue, teal, turquoise... whatever you would like to call it.. but I also saw some pretty brown and green versions that you could try as well. For each jar I used a different cup to get different colors. I used the blue, green, and yellow food coloring the most but in one batch I used a couple of drops of red as well (this jar turned out the darkest). 

After mixing well, just pour it in the bottom of your jar and start swirling it around until the entire jar is covered. I did this over paper towels to minimize the clean up. 

Once the entire bottle is covered, place it upside down on a baking pan to dry. I placed wax paper down first then two layers of paper towels on top of the backing pan. This made for a very easy, mess free clean up.

After you have finished all of the jars let them sit upside down for an hour (I went and laid out in the sun for an hour!) All of the extra Mod Podge will drip down and puddle at the bottom. 

After the hour is up, flip the jars right side up (they will still be wet) and place them on a clean piece of wax paper on the baking pan. Bake them for 45 minutes at 225 degrees. Because my wine bottle was so large it had to bake for over an hour. I just pulled out the other jars and left it in longer. 

(Poor wine bottle was so large it almost didn't fit!)

Once they are finished and cooled they should look a little bit like this....


Monday, May 13, 2013

New Blog!

Well here is my first attempt at starting my own blog. I am looking for a little summer project to start on and I figured blogging would be fun!! I want this blog to be about my little DIY projects I do in my spare time. As of now I do not have step by step pictures of any of my DIY projects I have already done but tomorrow I plan on starting a new one so we will see.
So.... here we go!

P.S. In the mean time here is an adorable picture of my sweet puppy Marley...