Glue paper to glass

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There are several ways to glue paper to glass. Which method is best depends, among other things, on the thickness of the paper. It is also important to clarify whether the paper should be glued on reversibly or permanently.

When you label glasses or make a lantern out of a glass, you glue paper to glass. Which technique is the best depends on whether you want the paper to last permanently or whether you want to peel it off again.

Stick labels to peel off glass

If you are canning jam or vegetables yourself, it makes sense to label the jars. This will allow you to use your mason jars again for the next year. Stick them with removable labels.

  1. Cut out a piece of paper the size of the label. Write on the label, for example "apple compote with cinnamon" or "strawberry jam with vanilla". You can add pictures to the labels.
  2. Place the label on the paper side of a self-adhesive cling film. Draw around the label with a pencil two centimeters apart.
  3. Cut out the piece of self-adhesive film and peel the paper from the adhesive side.
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  5. Stick your label with the written side in the middle of the cling film and stick the cling film on the glass. Run over the foil several times so that it stays in place.
  6. Jars with preserves can get damp from condensation. The self-adhesive film can come off. Tape around the edge of the cling film prevents this.

Instead of using paper you have cut yourself, you can take ready-made adhesive labels and write on them. First stick the labels on the glass and stick the cling film over it. Secure the cling film with scotch tape.

Tinker with paper and glue

Gluing paper to glass can help Handcraft a lantern made of glass may be necessary. The following instructions are suitable for thin and moisture-permeable papers such as straw silk. You can also use it to glue normal paper to glass. Paper that you have printed on with an inkjet printer is not suitable. The glue smudges the color. If you want to stick something you have printed yourself on to glass, print it with a laser printer.

  1. Use a soft brush to apply glue to the back of your piece of paper. You can get glue for at craft stores Napkin technique. This is ideally suited.
  2. Stick the paper as quickly as possible in the right place on the glass, because this is only possible for a few seconds.
  3. Wait a minute. Brush the glue from the outside over the piece of paper. Let the glue dry. That takes at least ten minutes.
  4. Once the glue is dry, apply a clear coat. The varnish protects the paper and makes it resistant to moisture and scratches.

Paper that you stick to glass in this way can no longer be removed without leaving any residue.