Tinted Red Heart Jar

If you have managed to stumble onto this without already reading how these are done, please see the complete instructions by clicking on this link for the Tinted Blue Jar.   The steps are almost the same, except after I cleaned my jar but before I added any Mod Podge, I stuck my pattern to the inside of the jar.  Remember, they need to go on the same side of the jar that you are going to cover with Mod Podge.  I chose to cut hearts out of vinyl with my Cricut.

I then followed the directions as before, except that I used red instead of blue and green, and managed to pour a bunch of it onto my kitchen counter.  Good thing it wipes up!  I also was careful to pour the bulk of it out of the bottom, so I didn’t have a glob down there (do you like my technical terms?).  That was a little difficult.  Here’s what I did:

  1. Make sure inside of jar is completely coated.
  2. Pour out as much excess as you can.
  3. Turn jar upside down on several thicknesses of damp paper towels and let it drain some more.
  4. Wipe the top edge

That gave me a better result than last time, altho it was messy.  Just be sure to clean up anything you get on your counter or yourself right away because food coloring will stain.  I wouldn’t do this project in good clothes.  Of course, I wouldn’t do any of my projects in good clothes because messes happen!

Then I followed the same directions.  I think the red color is really pretty.  I don’t think the hearts could be removed.  You can feel them on the inside, so they are not completely and smoothly covered, but I think if I tried to pick them off, they would ruin the jar. I’m tempted to take an old piece of scrap glass and try this and then see if I can remove the pattern.  But, I like this jar so much, I don’t want to ruin it!  Here, see what you think.  I kind of wish I’d done more hearts!

I tried to get the color in these images as close as possible, altho this is still a little darker than it really was. Blame the lighting and flash or something.  Also bear in mind that with the flash you see every little thing, which my eyes don’t really pick up in real life.  I think what looks like brush marks must be in the glass (mass produced jars are not exactly the top of the glass world food chain!). But I don’t notice it in the finished product.

What I want you to notice is the stamped on date.  I completely didn’t remember to remove this before I made this jar! BUT you can remove it easily with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  Takes about one quick scrub.  Of course, I should have done it before.  Silly me.

Red Jar with heartsI think you can see the color a little better here and how nice the little hearts look. I can imagine this with more hearts, different sizes, different shapes, the word LOVE, all sorts of things.  All sorts of ideas are percolating in my little head now.

I also think yellow would be very pretty.  Can you imagine these in yellow and soft pastel green for Easter?  They are just so darned easy to do.

And I just love the way this looks with my Mom’s old silk beads in them.  Very romantic, very Valentine…

Finished red jar

Comments

  1. Lau W says:

    Perfect for the Valentine’s day ! you’re very creative ! So nice presentation !
    xxx

  2. pam says:

    OK – this is gorgeous! I just got through telling you that by e-mail and I thought – hey leave her an official comment!

    I love how smooth the finish appears and I especially love that you have added the hearts. Very cool idea! Just think of all the holidays you could make these for!

  3. Aw, these are so sweet!

  4. Dana says:

    Great project and well done!!!!

  5. LDSVenus says:

    I’m glad you didn’t add more hearts, I think it would have made it cluttered looking, it looks great the way it is, rather elegant :).

  6. Marti says:

    LOVE IT!!!!! OMGoodness…. just toooo cute!!!

  7. Debbie says:

    That is so cool. I wish we lived closer so we could make some of these cool things together. 🙂

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