How to Transfer A Photo Onto Glass With Packing Tape

How to Transfer A Photo Onto Glass With Packing Tape | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: BFranklinCrafts via YouTube


Are you looking for the right gift but on a budget? Well, search no more, because today’s craft is meant for you! This tutorial will teach you how to put photos on a glass jar using just packing tape. You can now keep memorable photos and personalize them more creatively and cleverly, what’s even better is that you can use materials that you can buy in the nearest dollar store or just repurpose old jars that you already have in your storage. I already made a few of these, I gave the others as a gift and some others for décor. My friends and family loved it, I also used this method not just in jars but in glass mugs and they turned out very cute! This idea is by BFranklinCrafts on YouTube.



  • Laser printed photo
  • Clear packing tape
  • Scraper tool or card
  • Glass jar
  • A pair of scissors


Step 1

Cut out the edge of the photo, stick it in 3 strips of packing tape laid out on a flat surface. Cut the excess tape on the edge of the photo then rub with a scraper or credit card, put pressure until every corner and seam are rubbed nicely.

DIY photo transfer in glass using tape
Image Credit: YouTube BFranklinCrafts


Step 2

Submerge the photo in a bin filled with warm water, let it soak in there for 2-3 minutes or until the paper in the back of the tape is completely wet. Take the photo out of the water then rub the paper until it has completely rolled off and the photo becomes translucent. Let the photo dry of any water, then stick it onto the surface of the glass jar. Rub with a scraper and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.

Easy DIY photo transfer to glass tutorial
Image Credit: YouTube BFranklinCrafts


*All image credits belong to BFranklinCrafts on YouTube. Follow and visit their channel for more content like this.

How to Transfer A Photo Onto Glass With Packing Tape

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