Coloring your own glass to make custom decorations from dollar store finds and recycling bin rescues is a popular project these days.  A lot of people use stained glass spray paint to get this effect, but it’s not the cheapest paint around; a can of it will probably run you around $10.  But did you know that you can get the same look with things you likely have on hand?  Carolyn from Carolyn’s Homework used a Mod-Podge-and-food-coloring method to turn some plain ol’ jars into display-worthy decor pieces!  [how to make faux cranberry glass]

Project estimate:

  • Glass containers, on hand or $1 and up
  • Mod Podge, on hand
  • Water, on hand
  • Food coloring, on hand
  • Embellishments (optional), on hand or $1 and up

Total:  Free and up