I have never met a jar that I didn’t like! So you can imagine the fun I had creating my own glazed jar recipe. I have been using jars in my décor for years. My mind is always trying to come up with a new spin on creative and thrifty ways to use what I already have in my home.
Since I already had some sand leftover from a Fairy garden project and modge podge I came up with this simple DIY glaze recipe that can easily be applied to many surfaces. You can adjust the amount of sand and application to achieve the desired texture. After the glaze has dried the project can be painted or sealed.
If you are a fan of recycling, modge podge, and DIY well, this neat project is for you. These jars can be used as luminaries, vases, desk accessories, and as centerpieces for Weddings, Bridal or Baby showers.
Supplies For DIY Glazed Glass Jars
- Assorted shapes and sizes of clean jars with labels removed.
- Decorative ribbon, embellishment. (Any craft store or sewing store.)
- Decorative sand . (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart)
- Mod Podge.
- Paint Brush.
ModPodge and Sand Glaze Recipe
Mixing ModPodge and sand together can be used for a variety of crafts. When mixed together it becomes the “mud or mortar for creating interesting textures and holding “things,” in place.
In a medium size bowl add 1 cup of fine sand (your choice of color) add 1/4 cup of ModPodge and mix until smooth. The paste should be of a paintable consistency for this project. If too runny add more sand if too thick add more ModPodge.
Cover surface with old newspapers and paint sand glaze onto clean jars. For added texture swirl or dab on glaze. For a smooth texture use a damp nylon brush. Add desired embellishments using Modpodge. Let dry overnight before painting or using.
How about customizing these jar projects for Father’s Day or the 4th of July by using static cling lettering or die cut letters. Replace the flowers and fill the jars with seasonal colored candy, golf balls, tees etc…
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Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting too!