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Easy Metallic Labels with
Alphabet Stickers and
Hand Lettering

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We made this pretty metallic label for our 'CAROB' jar with
Nashua Waterproofing Repair Tape and foil
alphabet stickers by "Sticko".

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We started with a 1-inch strip of the tape and used an X-ACTO
knife to transfer the letters in a row.
The knife helps control the placement of the sticker and doesn't
pull off the adhesive, as your fingers might. ©StephieMcCarthy

We used a pencil to etch a simple border around the edge.
We used a straight-edge to make a thin outline then
filled it with small dashes all around the edge.

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This wonderful waterproof tape is great for
making quick garden labels that withstand all weather
because you can etch hand-lettering into the surface easily.
For this 'Lilac' bud jar, we went for a prettier look.
We highlighted the etched letters with ink from
a ultra fine-tipped blue Sharpie pen.

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We made a label template by applying masking
tape to the jar, then outlined the space
where the label would go.

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We removed the tape and transferred it to a flat piece of
pie-pan aluminum and then cut it out for a template. We
used the template to draw the outline of
our label onto some aluminum tape.

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Here we have applied aluminum tape to the back of
some lilac paper. We traced the label shape onto the
paper. Then we cut out the shape. This creates a label
with a paper back which is much easier to glue to glass!

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A pencil will etch letters into aluminum tape. You
can emphazie the letters with a fine-tipped Sharpie pen,
or just go with the etching.
As you can see, we like to practice various ways to
make the labels nice, but eventually we went with
script instead of print, to spell the word "Lilac"

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With rubber cement on the paper backing, we can now
glue the label to my storage jar easily. We hold it in place
for several minutes until it grabs. We'll be able to
remove the label in the future by using this type of glue.

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Now weI have a label that is easily cleaned with a damp cloth
and when we want to change the label, the
rubber cement will come off in a snap.

By the way, we found these wonderful metal-topped jars
from the Dollar Store and LOVE them!

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Read our post on how to use metallic tape and
flattened mini tart pans to make
plant labels here
:

Easy plant markers with metallic tape by Stephie McCarthy

Cute and they will not fade!

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