Sewing Room Organization with Mod Podge Sheer Colors

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen the big sewing room makeover I’ve been working on over the past few weeks. It’s been a lot of fun and a lot of work! My husband and I did the painting in one day, and then moved the furniture in the next. After that, I started the long and thoughtful process of decorating my space. I want to keep it simple so my colorful fabric can shine, and sparse so it stays looking clean even when projects are in progress. As my husband and children already know well, nothing goes in this space that isn’t related to sewing, crafts, or photography!

Since I’m using white decorative shelves on white walls, I decided a pop of color was in order to liven up the space. I have dozens of little jam jars lying around (remnants of my jam-making days), which seem like they were MADE for the new line of Mod Podge products called Sheer Colors. Have you seen this stuff? It’s amazing! You can use it to color any clear surface, like glass, and to create the beautiful colored jars you’ve seen all over Pinterest. This is different than just painting a glass jar, because the Mod Podge Sheer Colors dry… you guessed it: sheer. You can see through the finished result and it’s awesome!

Here are the jam jars I made using the green, orange, and aqua Sheer Colors.

Aren’t they pretty? They are the perfect thing for organizing my notions. I can store all kinds of small sewing or craft tools in them, including my small scissors and rotary cutters, paint brushes, fat quarters of fabric, etc. I’ve even started sorting my button collection into different colors so I can store them in these jars. My sewing room smells like Mod Podge every day, because I discover a new use for one every time I turn around.

If you would like to make your own, read on. They are so simple! Follow these four steps to make your own sheer colored jam jar with Modge Podge Sheer Colors:

  1. Pour a generous amount of Mod Podge Sheer Colors into a jam jar or Mason jar.
  2. Swirl it around inside the jar until the inside surface is fully coated. I tipped the jar until the liquid almost poured over the edge, then tilted it back just enough so it wouldn’t, and swirled it around slowly. 
  3. Pour the excess liquid back into the Sheer Colors bottle. I suggest pouring as much of it back in the bottle as you can, because it tends to pool at the bottom of your jar and may take up to a week to dry fully. (You can use the paint brush to remove some of the excess from the bottom of your jar if necessary).
  4. Set it somewhere safe to dry. By the end of the day you will notice that much of the glass has already dried sheer. Wait over night for the glass to dry fully, and avoid touching the inside bottom of the jar for a few days until it has hardened completely. 
See? It’s so easy! Now, go have fun coloring all the glass things in your home! If a video would help make this a little more clear for you, check out this video by Paid Crafts on YouTube. And here is another good one on how to use the Sheer Colors.

I found a couple more uses for these jars, too. Pretty button storage:

Or pretty pattern weights: 

Here are a few more details about Mod Podge Sheer Colors:

As you can see in my pictures, I also used the Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss to decorate a canvas with some of my favorite fabric. The process is simple, and I took pictures so I can share the DIY with you sometime soon. In the meantime, just know that the dishwasher safe Mod Podge is a wonderful option for this craft because it dries totally hard–not tacky at all. You don’t want to spend time Mod Podge-ing beautiful fabric onto a canvas, just to have it dry soft and tacky. That would be no good! This dishwasher safe Mod Podge is super strong stuff. Of course, I don’t intend to actually wash this canvas in the dishwasher. But hey, I was going for strength and that’s what I got!

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