How to: Make Labels for Your Pantry

    DIY Pantry Labels

    My kitchen cabinets had officially hit rock bottom. It was pretty bad, friends. It was a sea of plastic bulk food baggies, half-full boxes of pasta, opened packages of nuts/rice/flour–it was such a disaster I never really knew what the heck I had. Stuff like this drives me CRAZY (Libra, here). I’ve been on a huge organizational spree everywhere else in my apartment, and the kitchen was long overdue. So I ordered many multi-sized glass storage jars from the Container Store, and this black adhesive vinyl. And then? My trusty Silhouette Cameo did the rest of the work!

    DIY Pantry Labels

    It required simply choosing a font and laying it out in the Silhouette studio software. I laid out several words per cut to save time and vinyl. After cutting, I used transfer paper to easily transfer the vinyl onto the glass–it even gets the dotted i’s! (And pssst, each piece of your contact paper can be used several times, keep using each swatch until it completely loses its stickiness.)

    DIY Pantry Labels

    If you aren’t familiar with the Silhouette Cameo, head over to YouTube and familiarize yourself with this amazing machine. If you are a maker on any level, I guarantee you will benefit from the endless abilities of this gadget. I’ve had it about a year now and use it at least once a week. It’s opened up a whole new level of DIY for me. I can’t say enough good things.

    DIY Pantry Labels

    DIY Pantry Labels

    DIY Pantry Labels

    DIY Pantry Labels

    DIY Pantry Labels

    DIY Pantry Labels

    DIY Pantry Labels

    I absolutely love opening my cabinets and seeing these beautiful, organized babies.

    Be sure to hand wash!

     

     

     

     

     

    Sarah

    I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

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    2 Comments

    1. Reply

      Samantha

      July 4, 2017

      Sarah, these are gorgeous and so clever! Makes it so much easier to find things with the bold labeling! Great easy and affordable way to organize the pantry!

    2. Reply

      Alexis

      January 16, 2018

      I love these labels! Any chance you might share the name of the font used? I have been looking all over and can’t find one I like as much as this one! AWESOME job!

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