Dye-Your-Own Pretty Pastel Mason Jars for Spring

Color your world with these glass mason jars you can dye by hand at home.

What could be better for a perfectly pastel Easter than glass mason jars dyed by hand? Display your favorite cut flowers in these beauties or fill them with your favorite Easter chocolates and other goodies for a fantastic holiday gift. (And if you loved this project, check out our sister publication, Country Woman Magazine, where it originally appeared!)


  • Plastic squeeze bottle
  • Glazing medium (we used Liquitex)*
  • Liquid food color (mix primary colors for variety)
  • Mason jars in desired quantity
  • Waxed paper
  • Straight pin

*You can substitute decoupage glue, but you may need to add a coat of clear varnish to avoid a sticky finish.

Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1

In a squeeze bottle, mix about 4 tablespoons of glazing medium with a few drops of food color. Gently swirl to blend to desired hue.

Step 2

Hold jar horizontally; pour the mix over the outer sides of the jar, avoiding the screw threads and rotating until the jar is covered.

Step 3

Break any bubbles with a straight pin.

Step 4

Set the jar upright on waxed paper to dry. Periodically wipe off excess glazing medium from the jar bottom with a paper towel.

Note: The color is permanent, but the jars are not dishwasher-safe.