I’m not normally the most organized person in the world, I have to admit. My husband could tell you stories! Labeling my world isn’t the first thing I think of when I want an activity to fill an afternoon! But there is obsessive organizational labeling, and then there is having fun and making decorative DIY labels for your home, and that’s what we have for you in this post… DIY label project and free printable! This project and printable is cute, fun, decor and the printable is FREE!! So it’s time for those of us organizationally challenged individuals to embrace a little structure, and hey, these are fun, so we don’t even have to think of it as organizing! And for those of you who were blessed with more organizational ability?
Well, just enjoy creating for your space.
I really love… ‘The Perfect Wife’ has a decal transfer tutorial with free printables, but I don’t have, couldn’t find or even buy the decal paper for my printer.
You have got to be kidding me!! Look how adorable those are…
Noooo, to say that I was disappointed is an understatement! How am I supposed to make cute canister labels without decal paper?
So, I shelved the idea until I saw this video circulating on facebook….
I’m sure you have seen it too.
Could it be? Can I get my new labels without the decal paper?
I had to find out. I was a little skeptical at first because we all know you can’t trust everything you see on the internet but, I figured I could spare some tape and a couple of pieces of paper. If it didn’t work then it wouldn’t be a big deal but, it totally worked!!
I made this….
How I made these DIY Labels:
I printed off the labels on normal laser printer paper & covered them with tape as shown in the video above. I trimmed off all the extra and soaked them in a bowl of lukewarm water for 1 min. Once a minute was up I just rubbed the paper off. Actually rubbed is the wrong word here.. you could roll it off just like a sticker.
Once all the paper was off I applied the label to the containers. The entire process is quick and easy but, it’s a little messy and you need to make sure to line up your tape just right or you could end up with two pieces. Plus it’s a little messy. I only had enough tape to do 6 labels and I had to change out the water 3 times plus now my hands feel really dry.
Have you ever tried something you saw on the internet?
How did it turn out? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.