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Sent from reader, Susie:

I discovered Talenti Gelato after you posted great Talenti coupon deals combined with Ibotta cash back. Boy, did we score some deals!

The Talenti containers are so nice and I figured there had to be something I could do with them. I searched Pinterest and found out how to remove the “label” on the container using pure acetone.

Using my Cricut, I designed my own little label as well as a topper to cover the lid. I purchased a 24 pack of Crayola Crayons on sale at Staples (50 cents each) to fill the containers and am pairing them with Dollar Tree coloring books. I am making these for Christmas for my co-workers who have young children.

Basically, I am getting a great deal on gelato and creating personalized gifts…all while saving $$. Thank you Collin!

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  1. Gina

    We reuse the Talenti containers as well but I’m curious as to how you get the wording off? It’s not a label that you can just peel off.

    • Sam

      I have the same question
      Hv more than 20 containers

    • Nubianqueen

      Most labels can be removed with nail polish remover. Or you can use alcohol. Good Luck. Google is my best friend

      • Gina

        Nubianqueen sorry, maybe I wasn’t clear with my question. It’s not a label, it’s actually words printed directly onto the plastic.

        • mel

          if you mean the printing around the container, soak a rag in acetone and wrap it around the container for a few minutes (be sure to wear gloves!) then wipe. The ink should come off easily. If not, repeat the process til it does.

    • Lo

      It looks like she just put cardstock over it. You could also sand it down and then glue the cardstock

  2. Sam

    Thank you so much for this idea I got more than talenti gelatos in past two months now I know what to do with containers

  3. Stephanie

    Since these are food safe containers, I was using them to freeze slack pints (headroom) of soups and fruits.

  4. Michelle

    I ended up with like 12 of these for $.49 each… my 16 year old has been saving them for leftovers however DO NOT MICROWAVE in these!!! They will melt!!! Hth

    • AmyJo

      Don’t microwave in plastic containers. Heating plastic causes carcinogens to be leached into your food. Even the plastics that say ‘microwave safe.’
      Get some glass bowls for use in the microwave.

    • MommySpendsLess

      They don’t get along well with the dishwasher either…

  5. kharrington

    They fit well in the cup holder of the car for loose change or a food storage container for leftovers.

  6. Lauren

    So funny, I almost asked my Cricut group what to do with them since I had so many! I was thinking of personalizing for teachers and filling with supplies or something like that.

  7. Linda

    I know you said to simply wrap the container with an acetone soaked paper towel, but I tried that repeatedly and the lettering remains stubbornly affixed. This used to work on the older Talenti containers, but the newer ones seem to have lettering that will not come off for me. I would love advice or suggestions! Thanks!

    • Mel

      You might be right. I just tried wrapping the container with a rag soaked in acetone and the lettering didn’t budge! It could be the ink is super strength, cuz I had no trouble removing the ink from the containers I’m using now that are quite a few years old. But these are tough! So I searched and this is what I did..
      First, I grabbed a Magic Eraser and started scrubbing. The lettering was coming off a bit, b/c the eraser was getting brown. Then when nothing was coming off the eraser, I rinsed with water. Then, instead of a rag, I got some cotton balls and used regular nail polish remover. Voila, the ink wiped right off. Except for the stubborn UPC. That was a complete pain in the butt. Eventually, I was able to chip away at the white ink using my fingernail, but that got tiresome. So I would work on it for a few mins, running warm water over it while I was working on it
      Probably took 30 mins or so,on & off to get the ink off the entire container. I might just leave the white part on, I’m using them for storage, so nobody’s gonna see it anyway!

      • Mel

        I forgot to add that I have 3 more containers to remove the ink from, so I won’t work so hard to get the white part where the upc is on! As long as the other ink comes off, I’m fine!

  8. MrsBK

    Great idea for crayons and other kids craft supplies. I have collected a bunch of these containers as well. Thanks for the great suggestion!

  9. Melanie

    I think leaving the label on is kinda cool, especially if you have different flavors. I’m using them to hold baking soda, brown sugar, etc. Just add additional lettering to match the lettering and whats in the container.

  10. Susie

    Sorry for the late reply. Hubby did it for me, he used pure acetone (not nail polish remover) and some muscle (not to tough though, I didn’t want it scratched). Some jars took more muscle than others. The decals on the jar are vinyl and the decoration on the top is paper, cut to size and glued on.

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