Sunday, April 10, 2011

Faux Vintage Jars

I've been drooling over Vintage Mason Jars and Apothecary Jars for awhile now ever since I've seen them in many of my friends' blogs and I havent been lucky enough to find those in my local charity shops, so I was browsing people's blogs and lucky to find some tutorials on how to make faux Vintage Jars and it's quite simple too!


1. I have quite a few of empty used jars from Pickled Onion, Olives, Tomato Chutney etc that I'm glad that I dont throw them away for recycle.

2. Clean them up and peel off the label from them, I soaked them in a hot water, once cleaned and dry, it's ready for painting.

3. I use 2 tsp of Mod Podge, half tsp of water and 4-5 drops of food coloring, i chose blue color for the coloring, if you want turquoise color, add one drop of green. you can experiment with the color, depends on what you want, if you want darker shade you can add more drops of food coloring. mix all these together with a brush.

4. Brush the jar however you want as long as it's cover the outer part, once dried, it'll be clear.

5. The problem with this project is that it can be easily washed off by water, so I wont wash the jars forever :) so its purpose only to be a storage jar and if I had to use it as a flower vase, I had to be careful in pouring the water inside as to not spilt to the outer side.

6. The result is quite satisfying :)


For more detailed tutorials visit this super talented blogs;

Craftberrybush and Gingerbreadsnowflaes



I will experiment more on this and I'll be putting some trinkets and bits and bobs in those jars later :)

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35 comments:

  1. These are so lovely! I have my eye on my husbands hot sauce bottle, I can't wait for him to hurry up and finish it so I can try this technique on it:) Yours turned out great!!!

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  2. so cute!! Im going to have to try this one out, still got some mod podge so will have a go :o) Scarlett x

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  3. I'm currently Mod-Podge less but I really want to give these a whirl! You've done a brilliant job with these!

    Jem xXx

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  4. Oh Sweetie...
    These are just beautiful. I am so sorry to hear that color comes off, but how about trying this one?

    Maybe if you bought some tissue paper or scrapbook paper that was the right color of blue it would work after you sealed it with mod podge? Just a thought. I love the color and yours look fabulous. Trying to help find you a long-term solution though.

    So pretty. Thank you for sharing sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  5. I love them! Very creative!

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  6. Such a cute and "green" idea. Love to recycle things. I love that old Mod Podge when I was a teenager it was the rage..we Mod Podged everything! Thanks for your sweet visit!

    Miss Bloomers

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  7. Oh my gosh I love your blog! SO cute! I am definitely a new follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  8. Great idea, I love it, the labels you have put on finish the jars nicely :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  9. I love your project beautiful and yes the labesl really finished it off! Thanks for you lovley comments on my blog!
    SHerry

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  10. these are so pretty! awesome idea. thanks for your idea on my blog :)

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  11. Hi Miss Tea! Oh, you're the most talented one! I love how these jars looks and the addition of the little tags is so cute. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. What a great idea...they look beautiful! Im a lover of Ball jar and antique canning jars. Thanks for stopping by my blog and Im now your newest follower.

    MJ
    Lucky7Design

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  13. Very cute, Miss Tea! I love it! I am following you back.

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  14. This is a great idea! I'm picturing vintage labels printed and Mod Podge-ed on?? And what if you sealed them with a clear acrylic, mat finish spray paint? Then you COULD wash them up if you needed to!

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  15. Thanks for visiting and following me, I am following back. I have been browsing your blog and you have the cutest ideas!. I wonder if you sprayed your jars with clear acrylic spray, if they would be permanent?

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  16. This is a neat idea, I've been saving some pickle jars for awhile now with no real idea what to do with them, now I know!

    Thank you for stopping by and following me at Killing Time, I am following you back and can't wait to browse around here some, I see some interesting looking post titles!

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  17. The labels are an awesome way to make this project have something extra!! LOve!!

    I'm following from the Craft Hop- thanks for popping by!

    www.mamalovesherbargains.com

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  18. What a clever idea! I turn up vintage bottles all the time that I am trying to get clean! Ha! Love your photos!

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  19. Your blog is so lovely; and I love those jars, what a great idea. Thank you for visiting and your sweet comment. I'm your newest follower.
    Have a wonderful week and keep brewing! ;)
    Hugs ~*~Wendy~*~

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  20. Love what you've done with the jars! And thank you for joining my happy blog world: "The Artist's Life". I am now a happy follower in return, and look forward to keeping in touch!

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  21. Hi Susan, What a wonderful project! I love the vintage blue bottles but they are hard to find. Thanks for your sweet comments on my burlap bottle and I am now following you.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  22. These are so great! Came over via your comment on my blog and Type A's Blog Hop! How did you get that lovely blue tint? LOVE these and I have been saving up jars so perfect...ann at http://housefinally.blogspot.com

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  23. Thank you so much for visiting. I love your collection of vintage bottles and jars. I specially love the display with the sunflowers. The bottles look so beautiful with the sunlight flowing through them.
    I am participating in the Creative Bloggers blog hope. I am now following you. Ginger

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  24. Don't you just love collections! Your bottles are really fab, and your embellishments look great.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  25. What a great idea. I never find anything good at the local goodwill.

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  26. so so cute! I love these little ideas.. They are gorgeous!!

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  27. Thanks for your sweet comment in my blog! I love yours and following you now! By the way I do have an obsession with Mason Jars!! I've done a few parties using them and they are a HIT!! You can see here
    http://unbailefor5.blogspot.com/2011/03/girls-night.html
    or here
    http://unbailefor5.blogspot.com/2011/03/shamrock-bouquet.html
    or here
    http://unbailefor5.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-celebration-galore.html
    so it looks like we have a lot in common :)

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  28. You know, I have a hard time finding those vintage jars too! This is the PERFECT solution!!!

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  29. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog!!

    Your jars turned out great!! So many clever ideas out there!!

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  30. What a great idea! I love the look of those jars!

    Thanks for following, and I'm following you back :)

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  31. Hello, Miss Tea! (Susan!) Now THIS is creative! I joined the 'linky' party, but I don't have anything creative, just something to get FREE that might MAKE one creative! LOL! This is a great idea and they really look wonderful. Good for you!
    Best,
    Gloria
    P.S. Thank you for your comment and for Following me, and I am now YOUR newest Follower! :)

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  32. I've recently read some posts where crafters have tinted the mod podge or was it Elmers, with food coloring to get gorgeous shades of blue.

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  33. These look great. I just might have to try this out. This is one that the kids could totally help out with. Thanks for stopping by fineandhandy.blogspot.com to say hi and follow me. I am following you also and I can't wait to see what's next. Have a great week!

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  34. They look gorgeous. Great job! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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