Glue-Tinted Glass Jars

3 years ago

Corral your desk chaos in crafty style with these adorable tinted jars. All you need is glue, food coloring, and letter stickers.

The message you write is completely up to you. Consider customizing with someone's name for a fun and unique gift.


  • White craft glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue)
  • Food coloring
  • Paintbrush
  • Peel-away letter stickers (I used a Hazel and Ruby stencil mask)
  • Various glass jars
  • Gel pens
  • X-Acto knife
  • Disposable cup

Apply your stencil masks to your jar. You can write out anything you want.

Mix Tacky Glue, food coloring, and a little bit of water. Stir well.

Paint over your entire jar with the dyed glue. Here are three tips to remember:

  • Be sure you get dyed glue in all the crevices (but not too much—you don't want it to pool and drip)
  • Avoid brush marks
  • Try for even paint distribution.

Allow to dry at least 24 hours, if not longer.

When everything is dry, peel away your letters. I used a craft knife to go around my letters before I peeled them off.

If your glue/dye mixture was really light, you will not be able to see your message at this point. Fill in the lettering with gel pens to make them really pop.

Feel free to add extra paint dots and embellishments.

Stuff your jar full of random stuff and enjoy!

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