Glass jars. We all have them, and we all want to use them for something. We see so many attractive DIY projects involving glass jars. You’ll think “Sure! I can do that! I have so many of them currently in my fridge with barely any marinara in them!” but then you realize how HUGE a pain it is to remove labels from jars. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to do it. Well we will show you exactly what to do so you can keep creating your favorite DIY projects, without the headache.
How To Remove Labels From Jars
Items You Will Need To Remove Labels From Jars
- A pot large enough to fit your jars
- Dish soap
- Baking Powder
- Clean Glass Jars
First things first, plop how ever many jars you can fit into a pot of water. Next, add a little dish soap and bring the water to a boil.
The next step is really simple! You need to allow the jars to sit in the boiling water until you notice the labels start to fall off on their own.
This is my least favorite step! However, luckily for you, I’ve figured out a way to make it pretty painless. The last step is to get all the glue residue off the glass.
Not all jars will be glue-free once they’ve been boiled. If you have glue remnants on your glass jars, rub the glue with baking powder to remove the remaining glue bits. For good measure you can do another quick rinse with hot water and some dish soap just to make sure you didn’t miss any spots.
That’s it! See how easy that was! If you amass enough jars, you can make all sorts of projects including: