Hiya, crafty friends! I am SO excited to share this project with you! I love glass marbling, but it can be really challenging to do. Every time I have tried to do it I end up with a very messy and smelly project. I discovered an AWESOME water based paint that doesn’t smell at all, and does a great job adhering to glass mason jars. I used some fun summer colors for my jars, but you can create with any color palette you want! Ready to learn how to marble glass jars?
How to Marble Glass Jars Supplies:
- Darice Mason Jars – 3 Pack
- Darice Applicator Bottle or Empty Squeezable Paint Bottle
- DecoArt Maxx Gloss in Jungle Leaf, Juicy Melon and Aqua Waters
- Plastic Funnel
- Paper Towels
- Wax Paper
Using your paint and a plastic funnel, pour one of your Maxx Gloss paint colors into the empty squeeze bottle. You want to fill it about 1/3 full. Repeat with the second and third colors so the bottle is full. You will see the colors start to mix, so work quickly on this next step.
Holding your Darice glass mason jar over wax paper or a trash can, squeeze the paint around the jar starting about halfway down. The paint will start to mix as you squirt it and will flow to cover the entire bottom half of the bottle. Allow it to drip for a minute or two, then set it down on clean wax paper.
Again, you want to work quickly before your paint starts to blend too much and get “muddy”.
Wait about an hour for the paint to be mostly dry, and turn the jar upside down until it is fully dry and cured. This paint is SUPER shiny, so you want to probably let it sit overnight before using them.
When you get a look that you like, go ahead and make as many jars as you like! I did five for my craft room shelves, but they turned out so good, I want to do more!
When your jars are completely dry, go ahead and fill them up with supplies and craft goodies!
So pretty! Doesn’t that glossy paint look awesome?! It’s easier than you think to learn how to marble glass.
I just love how these look in my craft room. They are so bright and colorful, which is perfect for the summer season.
These jars would make great votive holders, or vases for flowers. I am totally going to make some red white and blue jars for the fourth of July! I can’t wait to try more marbling experiments with Darice glass jars. My eyes are set on a cute glass milk bottle set next!
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.