You can create all kinds of gifts with jam and preserving jars. In addition to homemade lanterns, such glass items are also great for packaging homemade cookies or the like. Glass looks particularly beautiful with texts and photos. But how can this be converted to glass surfaces as simply and cheaply as possible? There is a great trick to do this. We’ll show you how to do it!
Print and Prepare Texts
The first step is to print out texts on conventional printer paper. Which texts or images are suitable depends entirely on what you want to present with the glass. Should it serve as storage for sweets or do you want to make a pretty decorative accessory? For example, we made a maritime lantern and printed out the text “Lights” and an appropriate photo with lighthouses. It is crucial that the image is printed in black and white. For example, you can take vacation images or choose from web sources. Then convert it to black and white in a program and resize it to fit the glass.
Once the desired texts have been printed out, you take the tape and stick it over it. Very important: the adhesive tape must lie exactly and without creases or air bubbles!
Carry Out A Transfer
Now you prepare a bowl with water and place the cutouts in it. Let it soak for a few minutes. Then the paper can be peeled off twice as easily. Gently rub the paper off the tape with your hand. Texts have already been transferred to the adhesive tape. The trick is simple and requires little effort, as you can see.
As you can see on the following image, the transfer of our text did not work as well. After we had a crease on the first try, we tried again. Then we made the mistake of not changing the water. Thus it was already contaminated with some paper particles by the transfer of the lighthouse picture and the text sticker. Therefore, always remember to change the water regularly. That way, the stickers work much better.
Filling, Decorating And Packaging Glasses
Depending on which type of present you choose, you still have to organize filling elements or decorate the glass accordingly. We filled the lantern with some sand and a tea light. A felt band rounds off the glass and hides the less beautiful screw cap. The result is a DIY gift with an individual charm. There are still a multitude of possibilities that you can easily implement with this trick.
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