I recently did a post on how I Organize Baby Bottles and Breastfeeding Supplies and in it I debuted some beautifully labeled bins:
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This was my first attempt at vinyl labeling with my new Silhouette Portrait. I’ve seen a lot of organizing/home DIY bloggers using this labeling method. Cutting machines like the Cameo or Cricut can be so expensive, but when I realized I could get one for less than $200, I decided to give it a try.
I started by picking the font combos and drafting the labels in the software.
My first lesson learned was not to do anything this small in size with a thin font again. The sans-serif was fine, but the cursive was PAINFUL, and I mean PAINFUL, even with the hook tool to ‘weed’ from the full sheet after it was cut. But, alas, the finished product was beautiful so I have no regrets. If anyone has any tips though, please share!!
From here, I moved it onto transfer paper and put it onto the bins using the scraper tool.
Then, the big moment. Peeling back the transfer paper.
I know I could have accomplished almost an identical look by using clear labels and my printer, but I wanted something that was easy to remove and clean since I know the contents of these bins will change out over the next few months. The vinyl will lift without leaving marks or residue, therefore not ruining the look of my bins.
I have a few more projects I am looking forward to tackling with vinyl labels and will be sure to share the results!
Have you used vinyl in your home for labeling?