How to Make Glitter Mason Jars

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Aug 23 2012
How to Make Glitter Mason Jars
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So yesterday I posted how the tutorial on how to color mason jars and you guys went crazy over it! Well, little did you know that I had this baby hiding in my kitchen! What's better than making a colored mason jar!? A sparkley, glittery, amazingly beautiful Glitter Mason Jar! I'm in love <3





Here is your line up. Regular glitter (any color), Glossy Mod Podge, Mason Jars (or any clear jar).
I purchased all of this from my local Michaels



Pour a bunch of Mod Podge in your jar. About an inch deep if you are using a large mason jar. About a half inch for the small jar. (above)



Now pour your glitter in. The more glitter the more vibrant.



I used about 2 tablespoons for this small jar.



Mix your glitter and glue together. Make sure it's all combined.



Now use your hand to tilt the jar every which way until the glitter glue covers the entire jar. Make sure not to use a spatula or anything to scrape the sides because it will leave streaks. You need a good thick coating so just do as told and slide the glue around by tilting the jar only : ) 

Now place the jar on a paper plate so any excess glue pours out. If you have a tun of excess you can let it drip into another jar, but there shouldn't be that much left in the jar. (Tip: If doing multiple jars just mix a whole bunch of Mod Podge and glitter in a bowl and pour into each mason jar.) After the excess drips out (about an hour) Flip the mason jar over and let it dry. Depending on how warm your house is this could take 24-48 hours. 



And there you go! Stunning right? Now just like the colored jars you cannot eat or drink out of these. We used glue so these are only for decor. For the glitter jar on the right I used a clear jar I had in the house. You can use salad dressing jars, pickle jars, anything clear. I just love these!





This was featured on Home and Family on the Hallmark Channel : )

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Lilly said:
29 July, 2013 - 18:06
Thanks! I love how easy this is I was looking for some bling to decorate my office at work. Can't wait to make mine!
JessieJane said:
29 July, 2013 - 22:50
Let me know how they turn out!
Lilly said:
29 July, 2013 - 18:06
Thanks! I love how easy this is I was looking for some bling to decorate my office at work. Can't wait to make mine!
Anonymous said:
20 July, 2013 - 22:48
These are adorable. Would it be safe to put soap in them? I saw another tutorial on how to make soap dispensers out of a mason jar and this would definitely take them to the next level. What about the colored ones and soap also?
Michelle S said:
24 July, 2013 - 19:28
If you used a large mason jar to glitter insert a smaller jar inside for the soap that still allows the pump and lid to close and you won't have to worry about glitter coming out with your soap. :-) Hope that helps.
Anonymous said:
22 July, 2013 - 13:36
Yes, but you need a waterproof mod podge. The gloss and matte kinds will get sticky and dissolve if they get wet, so if you are using those you need to use a waterproof sealer.
JessieJane said:
24 July, 2013 - 20:10
You are absolutely right. Thanks for answering!
Anonymous said:
20 July, 2013 - 22:47
These are adorable. Would it be safe to put soap in them? I saw another tutorial on how to make soap dispensers out of a mason jar and this would definitely take them to the next level. What about the colored ones and soap also?
Taylor said:
12 July, 2013 - 17:39
Can I do this but for only the bottom half of the jar?
JessieJane said:
12 July, 2013 - 20:14
Yes, absolutely!
Brittany said:
2 July, 2013 - 07:38
I was thinking about doing something similar on the outside of the jar (using painters tape to get a nice clean edge). If I combined the mod podge and glitter in a bowl, I could just paint it on, right? Also, when it dried, would the glitter flake off, or is it really held in place well since it's mixed with the mod podge?
Anonymous said:
21 June, 2013 - 08:16
Can you just use regular white glue?
Anonymous said:
21 June, 2013 - 08:16
Can you just use regular white glue?
Kaela said:
12 June, 2013 - 10:58
Can I use spray adhesive glue and still achieve the same effect?
JessieJane said:
14 June, 2013 - 19:54
You can only spray the outside of the jar this way, but the glitter will always rub off.
Anonymous said:
10 June, 2013 - 19:00
Does it matter the kind of mod podge?
JessieJane said:
14 June, 2013 - 19:55
Yes, paper Mod Podge has a yellow-ish hue. Glossy works the best.
Emlue said:
4 June, 2013 - 12:35
Super cute!!! But one note for people who are trying this out - Don't use 1 inch of modge podge unless your jar is HUGE. I had a large-ish jar, used 1 inch, and ended up using the excess on 3 more (smaller) jars. You can always add more if you need to!
Leah said:
31 May, 2013 - 17:24
Love this idea! I'm trying it now, but my mod podge seems really chunky and heavy, and all of it is sliding it big clumps to the bottom when I flip the jars over. I'm guessing something in my ratio of glitter:mod podge is off, but I don't know what. Suggestions??
JessieJane said:
31 May, 2013 - 21:27
Hi - That's strange. It should still be very glossy. It should look like white glue speckled with glitter. What Mod Podge did you use?
Patrica said:
29 May, 2013 - 22:15
I'm planning on using mason jars for my wedding. But I don't want to spend much on buying the blue ones. So I was to color them myself but if I put fresh flowers in the jars will it chip off? We are using fresh flowers.
Anonymous said:
27 May, 2013 - 19:01
hello ^.^ hopefully you answer this by tomorrow but could i like add food coloring to the mixture of glitter and mod podge so i can have a colored tent and glitter mason jars? like will that be safe or whatever 0.0
Sharon Lee said:
11 May, 2013 - 05:52
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JessieJane said:
11 May, 2013 - 22:14
Hi! Thank you : ) You sign up on the main homepage of the blog! I can add you : )
Krista said:
6 April, 2013 - 07:13
I absolutely Love this idea!
Krista said:
6 April, 2013 - 07:13
I absolutely Love this idea!
Krystal said:
25 March, 2013 - 13:39
is it safe to put candles in? or is it flammable?
JessieJane said:
26 March, 2013 - 21:37
They are safe for candles : )
emily said:
24 March, 2013 - 16:16
I did jars with red glitter yesterday but still today they look white inside. What did I do wrong? Aren't they suppose to be transparent not white?
Laurie said:
23 March, 2013 - 13:29
Also, can they be hand washed with soap and water? Thanks!
JessieJane said:
26 March, 2013 - 21:40
Yes, just be careful, because if water gets under the Mod Podge it will peal out.
Laurie said:
23 March, 2013 - 13:00
Can you put water in the jars for fresh cut flowers?
JessieJane said:
26 March, 2013 - 21:39
Yes!
Anonymous said:
16 March, 2013 - 20:40
I absolutely love the gold glitter idea....in my bathroom they go!!!
JessieJane said:
18 March, 2013 - 23:38
Mine are in my bathroom! : )
Anonymous said:
15 March, 2013 - 10:11
the gold jars with ribbons on them look solid whereas the pink jar is alot more clear. To acheive the solid effect do you just add alot more glitter?
JessieJane said:
18 March, 2013 - 23:37
Yes! Look at your glue closely and you should not see as much white in between the tiny glitter pieces. The more glitter - the less transparent.
Aiyana said:
13 March, 2013 - 17:42
I just tried this! It's currently drying, I can't wait to see it! How long do I wait for it to dry?
JessieJane said:
14 March, 2013 - 16:45
About 24 hours : ) Faster in the oven, but you may get tiny little bubbles.
Lorna Simmons said:
13 March, 2013 - 13:08
I survived 3 degree burns on my hands and legs which required skin grafts. As soon as I saw this great crafting idea I knew I could do it with one hand. Thank you... I absolutely love the idea, it's therapy for me and I am walking a few college students through the process tonite because I'm crazy about glass...glue...and glitter!!!
JessieJane said:
14 March, 2013 - 16:28
Oh my goodness. I am so sorry to hear about your injury Lorna. I hope you heal quickly. Crafting may lift your spirits and Yes, I too am crazy about glitter and glue!! Make sure you use enough glitter : )
Anonymous said:
25 February, 2013 - 21:39
When you say small what size and large what size mason jars do you mean?
JessieJane said:
14 March, 2013 - 16:26
They sell pint and quart sized jars! : )
Anonymous said:
20 February, 2013 - 08:31
Can I use a cheaper blue like Elmer's for mass production on these? My group wants to but mod podge is so expensive when you buy so much. Would Elmer's glue dry the same?
Jessica said:
18 March, 2013 - 12:08
Elmer's liquid glue will dry and chip and/or peel off. It won't last like Mod Podge will :)
Anonymous said:
20 February, 2013 - 12:57
Yes, Elmer's glue will work just the same. You might see a slight difference in drying time, but truthfully I doubt it would take any longer. You can also water down Elmer's if you need to stretch your budget!
Chris G said:
19 February, 2013 - 08:19
Absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! I thought I loved the colored ones, but the glitters are off the HOOK!!! Thanks!
JessieJane said:
14 March, 2013 - 16:27
Thank you!!!
Cindy said:
12 February, 2013 - 07:49
Cool Idea
PAULINE KOUYAS said:
2 February, 2013 - 01:11
What exactly is Mod Podge, if I can't find it in the market, what else could I use, is it white glue we use for glueing ceramic?

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