Wednesday, February 1, 2012

LOVE Mason Jar

In case you missed it I shared this fun way to spruce up your mason jars last week over on How to Nest for Less and thought I'd share it here as well....

Valentine's Day has a special place in my heart-not because I'm overly romantic or anything but because my birthday happens to be the day after! Each year I get spoiled for two different reasons and I have to admit I love it.

That being said-I've never decorated for Valentine's day in the past. I've always been to busy celebrating my birthday to think about the "love" holiday. This year however I decided to put up a few things including this mason jar LOVE.

I am slightly obsessed with mason jars and everything you can do with them. Sometimes I wish the hubbs and I could be married again just so I can have a reception centered around mason jars-it would be awesome. My husband and I have decided to not spend money on anything other than the necessities for the month of January so I knew that my Valentine's day craft would have to be free for me.

Inspiration hit for this when I was doing the dishes when I remember seeing this post about tinting jars on Pinterest. So I stopped doing the dishes and started doing this project instead. Here's what you need to do-

-4 Mason Jars (or any other jars that strike your fancy)
-Food Coloring
-Modge Podge
-Card board
-Wax Paper

To start off mix your food coloring with a little bit of water-I did about a tablespoon of water.

Then pour the food coloring into the mason jar along with some modge podge-about a tablespoon-and mix it all together.

Then holding the jar over another bowl swirl the mixture until you cover the entire mason jar. Pour the excess liquid into the bowl. Then set your mason jars face down on your cardboard and let them sit like that for 20-30 minutes.

After you've let them drain set your oven to warm and place the jars on some wax paper. Put the jars in the oven face down for 10 minutes and then turn them over and leave them in the oven face up for another 30 minutes.

Next, using my Cricut I cut out the letters and put them on the mason jars.

Then I took some red twine I had and wrapped it around the top of the jars.

Now if we were spending the money I'd head to the store and pick up some cute white flowers to go in the vases. Either way I love how they turned out!


Thanks again Erin for including my in your Valentine's Day series!

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Michelle P said...


Daisy said...

These came out super cute! SO creative.

Caroline @ Double the Decor said...

I love the look of mason jars, too. Your tinted ones look adorable!

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

SUPER CUTE!!! I love this idea! I am a new follower.
I currently have a link party going and would love for you to share this and anything else you would like!

Cassidy said...

These jars are sooo CUTE! I seriously need to try this!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i saw this idea on pinterest it is soo awesome! definitely must done this soon with mason jars

Michelle Paige said...

This is such a neat idea! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

The DIYvillage said...

I love this- the pink is beautiful!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

How cute! Great job! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party if you haven't already.

SheilaE said...

These are really adorable & I have the supplies here, so I'm off and ready to go! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Great idea!! I love mason jar projects! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Lindsay said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from my Show & Share party. Thanks for linking up!

Michelle Paige said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to my Valentine Party! I just love your sweet jars!

Full Circle Creations said...

So cute. I'd be interested in knowing how well they hold up...


Christine said...

That's soooo pretty!!!! A truly great idea!!

Would you PLEASE link this up on my blog??

Kadie said...

These are fabulous! I have never made the colored jars before. I think I need to try it. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

I know I have commented on these before, but I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring them on my blog today!!


Six Sisters said...

This is a cute idea! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you and hope to see you back next week with more great ideas! - The Sisters

Rosie said...

these are cute.....instead of food coloring can rit dye be used instead?