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How to Dye Clear Glass ANY Color

by on Jul 11, 2011

So you LOVE blue Mason jars, but don’t have the cash to run to your nearest antique store to buy any. OR you LOVE the idea of colored glass but just not blue glass. No worries. Craftberry Bush teaches us how to dye any old clear glass jar rescued from the recycling into any color we desire. The cool thing is, we probably have everything we need to make some already on hand. Here’s the supply list:

  • clean jar/s
  • Mod Podge or white Elmer’s glue
  • paint brush
  • food coloring

For the entire tutorial, follow this jump to Craftberry Bush. Make sure you read the entire tute, however. There’s some important good news/bad news info toward the end you’ll want to know. 

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  1. Thank you for this post! I want to stain clear glass cups, etc to make candle holders out of them. Do you know if this method of staining glass or any of the materials would be flammable or affected by the heat of a candle? I am trying to find the most affordable way to stain glass that won’t cause problems with a open flame next to it. Thank you for your time!

  2. Hi, I hope I get a response, as I would like to know which colors and how many drops were used to create that beautiful jar that stands alone:) I need either a dark brown tint or brownish gold. Would these be safe to use as candle holders?

    Thanks for sharing