How To: Make Your Own Blue Canning Jars

We've been seeing a lot of antique blue canning jars used as centerpiece vases and love the casual country vibe they create. Colored jars were originally considered more appropriate for canning use, as they block some light from reaching the food, which helps to retain flavor and nutritional value. New mason jars are made from clear glass and you have to hunt through thrift stores or Ebay to find the aqua blue colored jars. But there is a way to get that look yourself...

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We found this fantastic way to create these blue jars by using glass paint! Vitrea 160 is a glass paint that will allow you to turn the clear canning jars that antique aqua color. You can buy a case of wide mouth ball jars from Amazon for only $13.49. These would also look great filled with candles!

Full project details and instructions, on Bridal Buzz.

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