DIY Colored Mason Jars from Elmer’s School Glue Naturals

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DIY Colored Mason Jars

DIY Colored Mason Jars from Elmer’s School Glue Naturals

One of my kids’ favorite things to do as a family is make a craft or project together. Some of my kids feel more strongly about this than others. I have two kids in particular that are just so crafty and absolutely love going to the craft store to pick out our next project. When I announce we are going to have family night, they quickly ask if we are going to work on a craft. So, I have decided that I need more projects that the kids can help with. I will admit that sometimes I become a helicopter mom when it comes to messy jobs, because I worry about the mess that will ensue. I am learning to stand back a little more, to allow the kids to do their thing, while gently assisting. Some projects allow for this more than others.

Aside from projects at home, the kids often have projects for school. I think the kids had a ton more projects when they were in first grade, than they do now. Pretty soon we’ll be getting into science experiments though!

Elmer’s glue is one of those items that a parent must always have on hand. It comes in mighty handy when assignments are sent home from school, or when the kids get the kitch to craft. I recently learned that Elmer’s has come out with a new product that is made from over 99% natural ingredients! For all of you that like to live green, this new glue is for you! Elmer’s School Glue Naturals is made from plants, is non-toxic, and even the bottle is made from  25% post-consumer recycled plastic with a label made from 20% recycled paper. I love that this Naturals glue really is natural all the way around.
DIY Colored Mason Jar Project

I decided to take the challenge of creating a craft project with the kids, using this new Elmer’s School Glue Naturals. I came up with something that my daughter is so excited to have displayed in her room. She recently got some shelving over her bed, and she’s been wanting some flowers to put on her shelf. Well now she has something to hold those flowers – a DIY Colored Mason Jar from Elmer’s School Glue Naturals! Here is what you will need:

  • Mason jar, or any glass jar
  • Elmer’s School Glue Naturals
  • Food Coloring
  • Flowers

tinting elmer's glue

To get started, squeeze some of the Elmer’s School Glue Naturals into your jar. You just need enough to coat the jar. Add about 5-6 drops of food coloring and mix up with a spoon. The fantastic thing about this product is that it really does wash up nicely, if needed.

Tinted Mason Jar

While mixing, start to spread the now tinted glue up the sides of the jar, creating as smooth of lines as possible. I switched over to a paint brush, but a sponge brush might work nicely as well.

DIY Colored Mason Jars

Allow glue to completely dry before using, or smudging will take place. You can try placing jar in the freezer for 10-20 minutes to thicken things up a bit. Do not use jar for food or liquid!
DIY Colored Mason Jars

I decided that these colored mason jars make for pretty vases for fake flowers, among other things.

To celebrate the Elmer’s School Glue Naturals, you can share your favorite upcycled creations in the Elmer’s “Pin to Win” Sweepstakes for chances at some nice prizes! Happy crafting and pinning!


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  • It might work Jazmine! I do have to tell ya that with this particular glue, it did start to peel/chip after too long. The jar was uncompromised though. If you use a glue that isn’t all natural, it might work better.

  • What a great idea! I would have never thought of that! I bet this would be great over the Christmas holiday with red and green! Thanks for posting!

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