Guest Post: Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

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My guest poster today is Meredith from Wait Til Your Father Gets Hom .  She is sharing a great summer DIY project!
Meredith is one of my swap sponsors and has a great blog that you should go check out.
Hi everyone! I’m Meredith from {Wait Til Your Father Gets Home}, a crafty and DIY blog that I recently started since becoming a stay at home mom to my little guy, Jackson.
{Here we are together on our first family vacation last week!}
First and foremost, I’m a wife and a mama. I’m also a former teacher, totally addicted to Pinterest (who isn’t?), and lover of fall weather, McDonald’s Caramel Frappe’s (so bad for you, but oh so yummy), flip flops, and the Target Dollar Spot (Target + $1 finds = happy dance)!
Kelly’s on a little vacay of her own and asked me to share a fun summer project with her awesome readers! I immediately thought of my Mod Podge Dyed Mason Jars because I think they are a perfect summer decor item.
As with most of my crafty projects I attempt, I did some Pinterest perusing and found out that by using Mod Podge and food coloring you can actually dye glass! The process was super easy.
So, let’s get podging (yep, made that up)…
To make {mod podge dyed mason jars} you’ll need:
wax paper
aluminum foil
baking sheet
glass mason jars (3 for $2.68 @ Hobby Lobby)
food coloring (I used gels)
Mod Podge (I used the Gloss finish)
Except for the mason jar purchase, I had all materials on hand already! So this was a $2.68 project!
 Woo hoo!
For each jar I used about two tablespoons of Mod Podge and a few drops of food coloring. Swirl each mason until the inside is completely coated with the Mod Podge/food coloring mixture. You might want to add a few drops of water to help the mixture move a little easier, but don’t add more than a teaspoon!
Once the jar was coated, I flipped it upside down on top of wax paper on my countertop and let it ooze out for about 10 minutes. I then placed it upside down on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil (you don’t want to ruin your cookie sheet). I baked each jar for 20 minutes at 250 degrees, then used an oven mitt to move the jar to another location on the cookie sheet and baked for another 20 minutes (there will be some sticky Mod Podge gunk underneath the jar). Moving it once, should take care of getting rid of all that extra stuff that has worked its way down the jar.
*I forgot to take pictures of the baking process, but there really wasn’t much to see. The jar will slowly become see through again while it bakes!*
After baking for 40 minutes or so, the jar should be done! Keep in mind that it was in the oven and is VERY hot! Use oven mitts and place on a safe surface to cool for at least 20 minutes!
I used my jars to spruce up our homemade wine rack in our kitchen.
I added some jute twine and a few flower stems and now have another cute centerpiece for the summer!
Have you tried using Mod Podge to dye glass? How did the process work out for you and what did you make!?
Thanks again for having me today Kelly! I’m a huge fan of Here Comes the Sun and was honored to help you out.
Please come check out {Wait Til Your Father Gets Home} for more crafty ideas, DIY projects and yummy recipes. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I look forward to meeting some of you soon!

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