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How to Customise Drinking Jars with Hand Lettering
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How to Customise Drinking Jars with Hand Lettering

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Brighten up your summer with these creative lettering jars, using colourful POSCA pens. They are perfect as drinking jars for your cold refreshments, or as a vase to display your floral picks!

This is a super-easy way to personalise your jars – all you need is a POSCA pen, a jar with a clear, clean surface, paper and washi tape!

Project and instructions by Edlyl Asis.

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Creative Lettering Template Method - Step 1

Print off the worksheet provided (download this by scrolling to the bottom of the screen) and choose a word you’d like to use for your jar.

Cut this out using the outline given.

Creative Lettering Template Method - Step 2

Place the piece of paper inside the jar and secure in position using washi tape.

Creative Lettering Template Method - Step 3

To use your POSCA pen, make sure you shake the pen first and press down until you see the ink come through the nib.

Creative Lettering Template Method - Step 4

Carefully write out your word or phrase using the piece of paper inside as a guide.

Take your time when writing and split your letters into sections and write them out slowly.

Creative Lettering Template Method - Top Tip:

A top tip when lettering: pause each time you write out a section but make sure you don’t press down on the pen when you stop as it will make a dotted mark, instead lift your pen and then start again.

Creative Lettering Template Method - Step 5

Remove the piece of paper inside the jar. You should now see your wonderful lettering.

If you need to go over it to make the colour pop more, do so, but be careful as you don’t want to make the lettering too thick!

Top Tip: If you made any mistakes, you can rub this off using a damp cloth. Make sure this is done as soon as possible.

Creative Lettering Freestyle Method - Step 1

If you fancy writing your own personalisation, think of a word or a couple of words that are not too long so it would fit around the jar. 

Measure the area you want to write on, outline this on a piece of paper and cut this out.

Creative Lettering Freestyle Method - Step 2

To create your word or phrase, split the letters into sections and write them out slowly.

Creative Lettering Freestyle Method - Step 3

To use your POSCA pen, make sure you shake the pen first and press down until you see the ink come through. Again write out your word or phrase by splitting them into sections. Take your time when writing!

Creative Lettering Freestyle Method - Step 4

Place the piece of paper inside the jar and secure in position using washi tape.

Creative Lettering Freestyle Method - Step 5

Carefully write out your word or phrase using the piece of paper inside as a guide.

Top Tip: Pause each time you write out a section but make sure you don’t press down on the pen when you stop as it will make a dotted mark, instead lift your pen and then start again.

If you made any mistakes, rub this off using a damp cloth as soon as you can!

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