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    • Antiqued Paper

      How to Make Old Fashioned Antiqued Labels Create authentic old-fashioned looking labels for your home canned jams, jellies and gift in a jar recipes using this simple antiqued paper technique.

      Make your own Antiqued Paper:

      1 c. strong tea (choose different types of tea such as black pekoe, or green tea for different colors)
      or
      1 c. Strong Black Coffee

      Crinkle your paper up into a tight ball and then carefully unravel until it's flat.





      Place a cup of strong tea or coffee in a 9x13 pan.

      Place your paper into the coffee (or tea) and allow to soak for a minute or so. Carefully remove the paper from the liquid. Generally, placing it on a cooling rack covered with an old towel works well. This prevents the paper from taking on the shape of the cooling rack and allows helps it dry quicker.

      Carefully blot the excess liquid from the paper.



      Once it dries,, cut out the label and apply it to a glass bottle or jar using modge podge. "Paint" the label onto the jar with the modge podge, then let it dry.

      This particular bottle was created for one of our extensive Halloween displays.

      This method also works well for creating personalized labels for home canned goods.

      Comments 15 Comments
      1. MabelMartha's Avatar
        What purpose does the towel serve? Can you put the antiqued paper through a printer after submerging it in coffee or tea? Thanks for a great idea.
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by MabelMartha View Post
        What purpose does the towel serve? Can you put the antiqued paper through a printer after submerging it in coffee or tea? Thanks for a great idea.
        The towel allows for Proper drainage/drying without warping. No, it must be printed Before submerging it, or it will jam in your printer.
      1. Colleen E's Avatar
        I have used turmeric boiled in water too. It makes a beautiful "Old World-looking" yellow! And dragon's blood resin gives a wonderful red (soak resin in alcohol first)....so does beet juice...... bark soaked in vinegar yields a beautiful blue...
      1. klwdrj03's Avatar
        I did this with paper tags one year for Christmas gift tags but I just crumpled them and dropped them in the tea. After I removed them from the tea, I straightened them out on a cookie sheet and stuck them in the warm oven for a few minutes to dry them. They made the gifts looks great and everyone loved the tags!!
      1. Jajaja's Avatar
        Sorry I think I missed something. Do you print your labels firs or after soaking and drying? This is such a wonderful idea, I am going to see how it will work on some heavier white paper I have, so that I can make it antique looking and then paint my Christmas Cards on it.
        Thank You so much for posting this idea, I think of so many used for it such as cards, and bookmarks.
      1. Sally Gordin's Avatar
        What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it. I love giving my home canned items to friends and this will make them even prettier.
      1. Kimberlysue's Avatar
        I love this effect! Going to make these for the mixes I am making and putting into canning jars.
      1. Millerc2818's Avatar
        Where do you get the original labels with you own name on them to personalize homemade jars of goodies?????
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Millerc2818 View Post
        Where do you get the original labels with you own name on them to personalize homemade jars of goodies?????
        we just created them on the computer, than antiqued the paper with the directions above
      1. FrugalLady's Avatar
        Awesome, will try - have a dozen blue jars.
      1. PaleMoon's Avatar
        Thank you so much for this. Love the whole idea. Going to give it a try!
      1. RebeccaGrichar's Avatar
        What a wonderful creative idea. Thank you for posting.
      1. Leightonsmom's Avatar
        What's modge podge & where can it be purchased?
      1. Liss's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Leightonsmom View Post
        What's modge podge & where can it be purchased?

        Here's more info about Modge Podge, you can make your own or buy it, there are links in the article if you'd rather buy it:

        Budget101.com - - DIY Mod Podge | How to Make Decoupage Glue
      1. ElleDee01's Avatar
        Can't wait to try this. I love making my own labels!

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      If you are still looking for an answer I have looked it up and it seems the popular answer is to buy a ranger refresher. You can get it at Michaels and possibly Hobby Lobby.

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