Graduation Party: Tinted Mason Jars

by | June 5th, 2015 | 1

Tinted Mason Jar Centerpiece

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a quick tutorial. I used a ColorBox® Archival Ink Refill to create tinted mason jar centerpieces for an upcoming graduation party. The graduation decorations that I saw in the stores were a bit impersonal and lacked color. I adapted a technique that I read in Country Woman magazine to tint mason jars to match my school colors. These pretty mason jars will add a touch of elegance to my party without breaking the bank!

Archival Ink Refill Glaze

Step One: In a plastic cup, mix a couple of drops from a ColorBox® Archival Ink Refill into glazing medium and stir. Use a paintbrush to apply the tinted medium to the mason jars.

When permanence and archival quality is important, archival dye ink is a great choice. With 30 gorgeous, on-trend colors you are sure to find the perfect shade of ink to show your school spirit. Try mixing several colors of Archival Ink Refills to create custom colors for your next event.

Imperial Tinted Mason Jars by Dana Tatar

Step Two: Apply a second or third coat to achieve a darker tint. Set the jars aside to dry.    Note: The jars shown have two coats of tinted glaze. The color is permanent but not dishwasher safe.

Floral Graduation Pennant

Step Three: I created a pennant for my centerpiece with patterned paper, pom-pom trip and a wooden skewer. I used ColorBox® Blackbird Chalk Ink to stamp the year onto the pennant.

I hope I have inspired you to tint some glassware for your next party. If flowers aren’t your thing, try filling tinted mason jars with silverware, notes to the graduate or party favors. Decorate the jars further with ribbon and/or the school mascot. Be sure to save the mason jars after the party for use as fun gift containers.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Other Supplies: Glazing Medium


About Dana Tatar

6Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.

One Response to Graduation Party: Tinted Mason Jars

  1. Wow wow wow!! This is GORGEOUS! Pinning!!!!!!!

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