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You think it should be easy to label mason jars , right? Over the years, I tried everything to label mason jars . I found Whiteboard markers that worked but would rub off if you held the jar a certain way and dragged your finger across it. I tried labels that would fall off when I laid them over the raised parts of the jars. And, since there are many of raised lettering on the mason jars, I couldn't find a smooth place to add the label . The only smooth place was the top lid of the jars, which couldn't be used because I wouldn't see the labels when they were in my pantry . Oh boy, what an annoyance! But there was a solution.
Recently, I found a product that works well for labeling mason jars in my pantry . I also used a liquid chalkboard marker because it dries when you use it. If you need to wash the jar, it will be removed but can easily be reapplied later.
Products Used for this DIY Project.
I needed a jumbo chalk marker and a roll of Scotch Chalkboard Tape . I found that the jumbo was much easier to read than a thin-tip marker. You can even pick various colors of chalk marker now.
This is it! It's a product called Chalkboard Tape from Scotch (TM). It comes in a roll, and I could do all the above jars with ONE (1) roll. And I still have some of the tape left. You would need a chalkboard marker as well for this project.
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How to Make Your Own Labels for Your Mason Jars That Stick
Cut your tape to the length around the mason jar.
Write with a Dry Erase Marker on Level Surface.
Because there is probably raised writing on your mason jar , I recommend writing the label on a flat surface before attaching it to the jar. It was harder to write neatly when the label was affixed first.
Be sure to let it dry for a few minutes, or it will smudge.
The above photo is of all my mason jars in my pantry.
I even used the labeling on the smaller mason jars , as you can see above.
Below are some tips to help you get your mason jars labeled exactly as you want them.
How do you label Mason jars so they are lined up with one another?
If you want a uniform labeling look, line up the jars on their side.
Using a ruler, mark a line on all the mason jars with the dry-erase marker. This will give you a guide for where to place the Chalkboard tape.
Then, write the labels and let them dry for a few minutes.
What type of lids do you use with these wide-mouth mason jars?
Instead of using metal mason jar lids, you can now find other versions of lids that are perfect for any type of mason jar . Some are plastic, and others are wood. Below, I found a pack that is colorful to help distinguish between the different jars and can be labeled, too.
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