Craft Update: Mod Podge Dyed Mason Jars

Last year I tried my hand at a project that was floating around the internet--dying mason jars different colors using food coloring and Mod Podge.  It worked pretty well.  I was able to dye a jar a lovely shade of purple by mixing food coloring with Mod Podge and swirling it around and letting it dry, but over the past year, the color has been slowly changing.  By this summer, it has turned into a lovely shade of teal--all of the red food coloring has faded away.  I'm not sure if the HyVee food coloring I used is to blame, or if it's a liquid food coloring problem.  The jar is still pretty, even though it's a completely different color, but I thought I'd share this bizarre transformation with you all.  Anyone else try this project and have something similar happen?


  1. My blue jar turned back to pretty much a clear jar and my purple one faded leaving only some coloured spots on it within 2 months of being outside on the patio. Glad to know I'm not the only one.... I guess I can't use them outside. 😕 I wanted to make some Moroccan style lanterns from them, guess I'll have to find another way.

    1. So glad I'm not alone on this one. Mod Podge/Plaid makes some "Sheer Colors" now that might work better, but I haven't tried them yet.


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