Rainbow Tinted Mason Jars – #WW Link-Up

Rainbow Tinted Mason Jars

I’ve had this pretty little Pinterest project for rainbow tinted mason jars saved for a long time, and I finally decided to give it a whirl. I love everything about this project… the mason jars and the bright rainbow colors! Not being able to use these particular jars for food storage or drinking anymore is a small price to pay — I can still use the jars for flower vases!

I followed Liz at Momtastic’s tutorial directions almost exactly. I mixed the Mod Podge, food coloring and water directly in the mason jars, instead of using individual small ramekins. I don’t have that many tiny bowls, and I didn’t want to use our cereal bowls, and mixing everything directly seemed to work just fine. I found that, for me, liquid food coloring mixed up much better than gel food coloring. The gel wanted to stick in clumps and those colors (pink and yellow) are the ones that streaked more during the baking/drying process.

Rainbow Tinted Mason Jars

The tutorial advises baking the jars for an initial 10 minutes, then flipping them over and baking them for an additional 20-30 minutes. My jars had to sit in the warm oven for a lot longer than 20-30 minutes. There were still a lot of streaks at that point, and I ended up leaving the jars in the oven for closer to an hour after the initial time Liz stated.

Rainbow Tinted Mason Jars

I really love these rainbow tinted mason jars! So pretty! We took the pink mason jar to Clara’s gravestone to hold her flowers. I have been keeping daisies in the green mason jar. Lakin and Addah have claimed the purple and yellow ones – Lakin has her money stored in her jar, while Addah has her bottle cap collection in her jar.

I’m wondering if it would work to paint the Mod Podge/food coloring onto the outside of the jar, up to the point where the tops screw on, so that they could still be used for food storage. It’s worth an experiment, I think… though if it works, I’m going to have to make about a dozen more of these lovely jars!

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2013 Ultimate Blog Party #UBP13

This week I’m participating in the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! I’m looking forward to meeting other bloggers and finding new blogs to read and follow!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Welcome to The Destiny Manifest!

I started blogging at The Destiny Manifest in July 2001. I was pregnant with my first child and decided that a blog would be a good way to meet other new mothers. I was not disappointed, and I fell in love with the blogging community. I have taken long breaks from blogging at times, but I always come back, and I have been blogging on a regular basis for the last two years.

I write about my family. I write about life and love. I write about parenting my beautiful tween daughters. I write about grief and healing from the stillbirth loss of our last baby. I write about living with mental illness, and raising a child with a mental illness. I write about knitting and crochet and the crafts that keep me sane and fill our home with handmade beauty. I write for me, and I write for you.

It’s Nice To Meet You…

My name is Heather. I am 33 years old and I am married to a wonderfully sweet and talented artist named David. We met in high school, dated briefly, and remained friends throughout my first marriage. We married in 2009 and it couldn’t be better. He is my best friend and the one I can talk about anything and everything. We are a sappy, sweet, kissy couple, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I have two preteen daughters from my first marriage, Lakin (11 years old) and Addah (10 years old). They are the light of my life, my reason for getting out of bed every day. David and I have one daughter, Clara, who was stillborn at 42 weeks 3 days in July 2012. We have two cats, Kiya and Miss Shady, and two fish, whose names we can never remember.

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Coins… Beautifully Displayed

David and I have amassed a large coin collection… buffalo nickels, Indian head pennies, Kennedy half dollars and an array of old game tokens from various video game parlors from our high school years. We have several glass jars full of these coins, and when I saw this beautiful framed coin display on Pinterest, I knew we had found a way to show off our coin collection.

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Coins... Beautifully Displayed

The longest step of this project was fitting the best coins into the frame – trying this one and moving that one, making sure that our favorites were included and that we didn’t duplicate coins. We have so many of the same kinds of coins that this wasn’t as easy as you might think. We flipped some of the coins so that we had both the front and back of the oldest and most special coins. We made sure to include a token from our favorite video game parlors… ah, the memories!

After we were satisfied with the placement of the coins within the frame, it was a simple matter of squeezing a single dot of white glue onto the back of each coin, then laying the cardboard back onto the coins. I allowed the glue to dry for a few minutes so that the coins wouldn’t shift from their positions.

Once the glue was dry, I flipped the frame over and voila! All of our coins… beautifully displayed!

Coins... Beautifully Displayed

The best part… we just used plain white glue, so if we ever want to take this project apart and use the coins, it would be a simple matter of washing the coins with soap and water.

What a simple (and beautiful) project this turned out to be, and we’ve had so many compliments on it from friends and family!