Mod Podge and Sand Glaze For Jars

May 23, 2018
I have never met a jar that I didn't like! So you can imagine the fun I had creating my own glazed jar recipe. I have been using jars in my d├ęcor for years. My mind is always trying to come up with a new spin on creative and thrifty ways to use what I already have in my home.

Since I already had some sand leftover from a Fairy garden project and modge podge I came up with this simple DIY glaze recipe that can easily be applied to many surfaces. You can adjust the amount of sand and application to achieve the desired texture. After the glaze has dried the project can be painted or sealed.

If you are a fan of recycling, modge podge, and DIY well, this neat project is for you. These jars can be used as luminaries, vases, desk accessories, and as centerpieces for Weddings, Bridal or Baby showers.

Supplies For DIY Glazed Glass Jars

  1. Assorted shapes and sizes of clean jars with labels removed.
  2. Decorative ribbon, embellishment. (Any craft store or sewing store.)
  3. Decorative sand . (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart)
  4. Mod Podge.
  5. Paint Brush.

ModPodge and Sand Glaze Recipe

Mixing ModPodge and sand together can be used for a variety of crafts. When mixed together it becomes the "mud or mortar for creating interesting textures and holding "things," in place.

  1. Fine sand
  2. Modpodge
  3. Plastic Spoon
  4. Plastic bowl
  5. Paint brushes or sponges (cheap-throw away)

In a medium size bowl add 1 cup of fine sand (your choice of color) add 1/4 cup of ModPodge and mix until smooth. The paste should be of a paintable consistency for this project. If too runny add more sand if too thick add more ModPodge.

Cover surface with old newspapers and paint sand glaze onto clean jars. For added texture swirl or dab on glaze. For a smooth texture use a damp nylon brush. Add desired embellishments using Modpodge. Let dry overnight before painting or using.

How about customizing these jar projects for Father's Day or the 4th of July by using static cling lettering or die cut letters. Replace the flowers and fill the jars with seasonal colored candy, golf balls, tees etc...

Looking for more DIY jar ideas?

1-ModPodge Jar

2-Bonjour Collection

3-Making Do

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting too!

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  1. Oh, these are very cool, Jemma. I love how the soft pink flowers look with the glazed jar. Those would look so pretty at a baby shower. I like how you can use the jars for other holidays as well, such as Fourth of July. What a creative idea.

    Have a wonderful week, Jemma.

    love, ~Sheri

  2. Very cute Jemma. I see all different possibilites with these jars and labels. Love the bike one. xo

  3. Cute, Jemma -- and not too hard. I like the idea of customizing!

  4. Great idea - love the texture they have!

  5. I really love the texture of these! Great thinking, Jemma. You create beauty at every turn!

  6. lowcarbdiabeticJanMay 23, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    These look so good Jemma, thanks for sharing.
    Beautiful flowers too.

    All the best Jan

  7. WOW. I love it. Thanks for sharing. They turned out so pretty.

  8. Very, very cute and creative. I have never seen this look before. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Good morning Jemma! As usual, I'm late, but always happy to pop into your happy and positive world! I LOVE THESE! What a great way to use what you have and make it even better. That blue with the pink nailed it my friend, and then with the patina look you achieved....YOU are inspiring me! I only have two weeks left of school, and right away, I'm headed to my crafting table!

    Sending you much love dearest Jemma!

  10. Simple yet jazzed up! I like it! Very cute idea! ❤️

  11. Such a fun and creative idea Jemma! I never met a jar I didn't like either. :) So fun meeting you!


  12. Oh, these are really cute Jemma! I love that texture with the lace embellishment! Gorgeous Gerber daisies! I like jars too, even tin cans for that matter....I have over a 100 mason jars in my basement awaiting transformation. We need a playdate!!! LOL! xx Linda

  13. What a cute idea! I’m in love with the pink gerber daisies too!

  14. This post came at the perfect time I found an insane amount of old jars on our farm and some aren't exactly perfect. I'm going to try this. Thank you.


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