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 lay them over the raised parts of the jars. And, since there are many 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 remove but can easily be reapplied later.
Products Used for this DIY Project.
All I needed was a jumbo chalk marker and a roll of Scotch Chalkboard Tape. I found that the jumbo was a lot easier to read than a thin tip marker. You can even pick various colors of chalk marker now.
This is it! It's a new product from Chalkboard Tape from Scotch (TM). It comes in a roll and I was able to 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.
Below are a variety of different versions of the Scotch Chalkboard tape and the chalkboard markers from Amazon.
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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.
Cut your tape the length of the circumference of your mason jar. Some mason jars are larger than others, so measuring with this tape around the jar BEFORE cutting is best.
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 affixing it on 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 all my mason jars in my pantry.
I even used the labeling on the smaller mason jars. As you can see above.
Tips when doing this mason jar labeling project.
How to 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, and 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 out and let them dry for a few minutes.
After you are done all the jars, affix the labels, you can wipe off the line on the mason jar with a paper towel.
Well, there you have it! I hope this helps you get your mason jar's label and your pantry organized. Please share other areas that these labels can be used. I would love to hear from you.
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