• 1 Roll Sticky Tape
  • 1 Original packaging that the item came in
  • 1 Glass or plastic container of your choice


  1. Cut off the product name and I also like to cut off the expiry date to make a 2nd label so I have a record the best before date on each container as well.
  2. Place a piece of sticky tape over the top of your name/paper cuttings making sure its overlaps on all sides.
  3. Stick completed labels to your container... Easy peasy!

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  • ScotchMist
    • 02 Jun 2014
      2:12 pm

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  • I did use to do this years ago. Now I just use a permanent marker. I don’t mark a lot of containers because I don’t use them often. The permanent marker does scrub off, so just as easy


  • Omg, this seems super obvious to do now that I’ve seen this!
    It’s incredible how simple concepts can be overlooked and then when someone shows you it you feel dumb for not thinking about it previously!
    Off to get me some containers to label!


  • soooo cool. i love doing this. but yes expiry date is a new addition now. good one.


  • Love the idea of expiry dates, just have put the expiry dates on all my containers thanks


  • Yes so much easier and cheaper


  • That’s what I do too, a lot easier and quicker too

    • But never thought of the expiry dates, I like it!


  • I also tape the due by dates onto containers – so helpful.


  • A clever idea and l like you use the original label!


  • Very clever and simple I love it


  • i need these so badly…thanks a lot for such an impressive idea


  • Great idea. Nice and simple too!


  • A really good creative idea! Thanks for sharing!


  • yep…i do that too…. it saves so much :)




  • should have thought of this as it is so simple and so efective

    • yes simple, amazing, cheap labels for everything.


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