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Monday, June 3, 2013

How to Dye or Tint Glass

I found many versions of glass dying when I wanted to join the trend. After many failed attempts, this process worked best for me.

Items needed:
Mod podge
Food coloring

Clean and dry your glass before using. Mix two tablespoons of podge with ten drops (less for a lighter shade) into your glass container. Next, stir with a spoon with a even distribution of the food coloring. Last, swish around your glass in all directions so your mod podge is completely covering the inside of your container. You may have excess that can be dumped out and tossed.

Now the hard part- wait 24-72 hours. The mod podge will dry clear but it takes a lot of time and patience. It will be worth that wait.

I think this process would be great for candy dishes, candle sticks, wine bottles, bath salt containers, glass plates and more.

Disclaimer: I'm guessing that the color will eventually wear off, especially if placed in the dishwasher.