A no-cost DIY tutorial to update your old containers

Whether you need help navigating through the spice rack or want some visual stability for the assorted storage jars you hoarded for re-use, we found an easy, no-cost hack for personalising your containers.


●       Bond paper with text printed

●       Cello tape

●       Glass jar

●       Bowl (filled with warm water)

●       Scissors


1.    Print-out the text for the label on bond paper; black is the ideal text colour for this
       process. Himanshu Lakhwani, founder of Truetype, recommended the following
       three fonts.

        ·    Bebas Neue : This straightforward font with clean lines is for those who like to
             keep things elegant.

        ·    Chasing Embers : This watercolour-texture font is ideal for transparent
             surfaces like glass or acrylic.  

        ·    Swistblnk Monthoers : This one has a dash of quirk and is ideal for those who
             border on the playful side of decor.

2.    Stick the cello tape over the text ensuring that it is completely covered with one
       strip of the tape. Maintaining a minimum width of two inches is recommended for
       the stability of the label.

3.    Rub the tape’s surface after application to ensure that the printed text gets
       transferred on the tape.

4.    Cut the taped paper as per the dimensions of the text, leaving some margins.

5.    Immerse it in the bowl with warm water for 20-30 minutes.

6.    To remove the paper, rub that side till only the text print is left on the tape.

7.    Let it dry for 15 minutes, with the sticky portion of the tape facing up. This helps it regain its stickiness.

8.    The label can now be stuck on the jar.

Styled/Produced By: Nidhi Tiwari


Written By: Tanya Siqueira

Contributing Writer

Photography By : Prachi Damle


Videography By: Red Kite Studio

Décor Ideas
25 July 2019

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