Friday, February 24, 2012

Making Labels From Vinyl

So, unfortunately for me, Christmas passed before I learned of the magic little label genie called the Cricut. Boy howdy do I want one of those, but until the day I find two hundred dollar bills laying around I probably won't get one. So I have to get a little more crafty in my label-making abilities.

(I had already done the flour one as a tester before I did the rest)

So, there are several things around the house I wanted to add a little flair to. The first thing was these kitchen canisters. I got them for my wedding, and so far they've just been sitting on the top of the fridge (I have the smallest kitchen known to man, literally only two counters) and they look incredibly boring. So I wanted to add labels and make them look a little more organized.

So the first thing I did was to write out exactly what I wanted the labels to say and look like, thickness and everything. You can see where I messed up on the s for sugar a few times.

Then you need to cut out your little drawings.

After mine were cut out, I took scotch tape, and taped it face down to the back of the vinyl.

All that was left to do now was to cut around the paper and through the vinyl so the letters were cut out and ready to be stuck to things.

So at this point all I had to do was peel off the back of the vinyl and stick it to the clean surface I wanted it on! Yay!

I did all three canisters that are in use:

My doggies water and food bowl. Can you see the rain drops for water and the doggy bone for food?

And I put a cross on our still in progress first aid kit!

Are those cute or what! I can't wait to find more things to stick my labels on. I paid $7.99 for two large sheets of plain white vinyl at Hobby Lobby and it is one of my favorite craft purchases so far!


I linked this project up with: Tatertots and Jello, Family Ever After, Kojo Designs, Naptime Crafters, Country Momma Cooks, and Marriage From Scratch!

15 comments:

  1. I like that...I don't have a fancy machine either...... I'd love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party going on now-Sunday midnight…and have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about your party! I will definitely be there to check it out! :)

      And I am pretty jealous of those people with fancy machines. I want one!

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  2. These are too cool. I totally wanna do this. Pinning it!
    I’d love if you would come link this up at From Scratch Friday!

    ~Christina
    www.marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely checking your party out, thanks for letting me know about it. And yay, I'm pretty sure you're my first pin! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. :( What happened to your hobby lobby?

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  4. Thanks for linking up@CountryMommaCooks have a wonderful weekend:)

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  5. Cute idea - I don't have that "fancy" machine either (I would love to - however, the last time I found $200 lying around I bought a KichenAide Stand Mixer!)

    Found you via the blog hop - would love for you to come check out my blog!

    Thanks -

    Carol@arewethereyet

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  6. Hey there! Your organization jars are featured on my From Scratch Friday post for tomorrow. Check it out! And come link up more posts.
    http://marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com/2012/03/from-scratch-friday-5.html

    Christina

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  7. I don't have a fancy machine either, so I'm glad you posted this. I will definitely try this out soon! Great job!

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  8. Great idea!!! I don't have the Cricut or any of those machines either, and have been toying around with ideas to improvise----you idea is great. Thank you so much.

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  9. p.s. also a new follower

    Melissa
    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  10. Vinyl is my fav way to label, yours turned out super fab!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  11. Thank you soooooo much for posting this---I was wondering if there was somethin' speshul about the vinyl for these machines! Now the secret is out! Hope they sell this at Michaels or other places around here--or there's always eBay!!!!!

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  12. Really inspiring stuff!!! This post is fantastic, and equally fantastic is this conversation thread. ! Awesome Work. Keep it Up!
    labelling machines suppliers

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