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DIY Pantry Labels – Cricut Vinyl Pantry Labels

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DIY Pantry Labels (With Cricut) – I brought a little joy into my life. How? By getting a Cricut Joy Machine! Yes, I decided it would be nice to try a smaller-sized digital cutting machine. Plus, see why everyone is talking about them. Today I am sharing the DIY pantry labels I made with the Cricut Joy.

You can make any vinyl labels you need for organizing your home with the Cricut Joy! Plus, other Cricut Joy projects. Let’s get to making this craft project! Looking for other crafts to make with the Cricut? See all our Cricut Crafts

DIY Pantry Labels With The Cricut Joy Machine

Cricut Joy machine - DIY pantry labels using Cricut Joy smart vinyl - Tips at DearCreatives.com

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This is not a sponsored post by Cricut but I am a Cricut affiliate. You can see more of my Cricut Crafts listed at the end of this post.

  1. Today I am sharing all the things I found out from making my first Cricut Joy project. Plus, helpful video tutorials (to save you time from hunting them down) and give you tips for using the Cricut Joy.
  2. Why did I decide to get the Cricut Joy? I wanted to try this crafting tool for my craft projects and home organization. Also, I grabbed it with the deal I shared over the holidays! Don’t worry if you missed out. I will point you to a new bundle sale in a bit.
  3. Do you have a Cricut Joy yet? If not, this post might help you to see if this is the right Cricut machine for you. (Side by Side Machine Comparison) If you have one yay!

Let’s make vinyl labels for your pantry.

DIY Pantry Labels

Cricut Joy machine and Cricut Joy materials for making pantry labels© DearCreatives.com


Shop For Cricut Supplies

Right now you can get the Cricut Joy Smart Bundle of supplies on sale at 50% off! Find out more.

Optional supplies

Cricut Joy Project Notes

  1. Note: for this project, you do not need the Cricut Joy Mat. You are using Smart vinyl!
  2. If you just got a new Cricut Joy, open the envelope with instructions, unbox your machine and take the foam from under the cutter area. The cutting needle is already in place and ready to use! Do (Need help setting up the Cricut Joy? See the video at the end of the post then come back to do the project!)
  3. Keep a replacement cutting needle on hand. They are easy to replace btw.
  4. Need with designing in Cricut Design Space? See the list of helpful Cricut video tutorials below!

Next, design your pantry labels or pick pre-designed labels from Cricut Design Space for free (if not already registered just use your email and get a free account!), or with Cricut Access (Where you can get free images and free fonts, plus pre-designed SVG files to use. This does have a small monthly fee but, I got the free trial to see if I want to use it).

Avoid mistakes; Always, preview the designs before cutting. See how to preview and make the labels below.

How-To Make Pantry Labels With A Cricut Joy

DIY pantry labels - How To Make Pantry Labels With A Cricut Joy - Step by step instructions DearCreatives.com

Shown above steps 7/8 and 9-16 condensed – Plus, I used cut-out vinyl hearts to add to the inside door of my Cricut Joy. Cute! Right?

How-To Instructions For Making Vinyl Pantry Labels

Pantry Labels in Cricut Design Space
Search for pantry labels and pantry label designs
cricut joy machine and cricut joy materials printed pantry label ready to be weeded© DearCreatives.com

The font I used for my Cricut Joy project was Babette. The font used below was Feather.

How To Make Vinyl Labels With Cricut Joy

These are the written steps but, I do have a video below that shows steps on a similar process of adding vinyl labels to a spray bottle. The steps in the video are referenced with time in the video to help you with your project.

  1. First, make your design in the Cricut Design Space. (Or Use a premade design or SVG files.) You can grab SVG files for Pantry Labels here too. Then upload them to Cricut’s Design Space. It’s free to use!
  2. Then, group any items such as lettering together, (or words) as needed for cutting. Be sure to weld your word. (2:49 on the video)
  3. Save the design with a name.
  4. How to preview your design in Cricut Design? Go to cut the design (Make it) to preview the DIY pantry labels (or other designs) and see how the layout will look. Go to cut the image, but then…
  5. Cancel the cut.
  6. Before you begin cutting, fix anything that needs to be changed or fixed.
  7. (Or) Now: If everything looks good, you can begin to load the Smart Vinyl paper. Then, follow the prompts for cutting the labels.
    vinyl label that has just been cut with a Cricut Joy and weeded for pantry labels - DIY pantry labels at DearCreatives.com
  8. Print your pantry labels with the Cricut Joy (or another digital cutting machine).
    cricut joy machine and cricut joy materials printed pantry label ready to be weeded© DearCreatives.com
  9. Once, the pantry labels are cut; You need to weed the vinyl from the design. (5:14 in the video) This removes excess unneeded vinyl from the design.
  10. Next, take out a roll of Cricut Transfer Tape.
  11. Cut the transfer tape to the size of the full design (6:07 in the video) you are adding to the canisters.
  12. Remove the protective paper sheet (6:07 in the video) (this can be a little tricky to do, I fold the corner and use my weeding tool to separate the paper if you have trouble getting it apart), and apply it to the design covering the just weeded, and pre-cut label.
  13. Burnish the vinyl pantry label well onto the transfer tape! (6:19 in the video) Forwards, backward, and sideways with the burnishing tool.
    burnishing the cricut design onto the transfer tape - DIY Pantry Labels at DearCreatives.com
  14. Next, remove the cutting sheet (6:34 in the video) take it (the label on the transfer tape) to the canister, and carefully place the label (that has been burnished and is on the transfer tape) place it onto the canister exactly where you want the label placed. (7:09 in the video)
    cricut transfer tape with the vinyl pantry label on it - DIY at DearCreatives.com
  15. Burnish the DIY pantry label in place (7:24 on the video) on your canister, storage container, or pantry storage container.
    Placing the vinyl pantry label on the canister (with transfer tape) Instructions at DearCreatives.com
  16. Carefully, remove the transfer tape. (7:48 on the video) If the vinyl label doesn’t stick. Place transfer tape back down and burnish it again several times. Repeat the process. Do this until you have fully removed the vinyl label. (NOTE: I don’t recommend having containers filled when doing this!)
    Vinyl label that has just been added to pantry storage containers. Make your own pantry labels - DIY vinyl labels at DearCreatives.com
  17. Now your pantry label is in place.
  18. You can refill or fill your container!
  19. Add your labeled containers to your pantry.
  20. Repeat the process to make other labels!
    Vinyl Pantry Label on a storage container ready to be put in the pantry. How-to make vinyl pantry labels at © DearCreatives.com
  21. Enjoy getting organized and making labels!

DIY Pantry Labels

Vinyl Label For A Spray Bottle

Tips for making vinyl labels

  • You don’t have to worry about clicking the mirror image (for this project). The reason for this is you are printing the vinyl labels exactly how they will be placed onto the containers.
  • Be sure to clean your containers and have them dry.
  • Use a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol to clean the container surface. This is where you will be going to stick the vinyl label onto your canister or container. (It must be dry)
  • Start with empty containers. (new or old)
  • NOTE: The lids may pop off when laying them sideways while working on the containers.

Can you cut more than one vinyl label at a time with the Cricut Joy?

Yes! If you make the labels and they fit onto the dimensions of the Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl and cutting space you can! Preview cuts, to ensure they are laid out properly to cut the designs. Be sure to weld and group items.

What do you need to use the Cricut Joy?

If you don’t have a wireless computer or laptop you might like to use an iPad for designing or a cell phone to make and layout your designs. You can create and cut from the cell phone is super easy! Just use your Bluetooth settings and the Cricut Design Space App. the app is available for desktop computers, laptop computers, and cell phones, and tablets…

  • I did all my designs on the computer and saved them.
  • Then cut the designs by opening up my saved designs on my cell phone.
  • After, I cut straight from the prompts by using the cell phone.
    (My computer doesn’t have a wireless remote. Something on my to-do list)

Using the Cricut Joy is so easy! I hope that helps you to get started with making Cricut Joy project. Or consider adding the Cricut Joy to the craft tools you own! Right now, you can get the Cricut Joy Bundles on sale! Scroll to the bottom of the post for the links.

Pantry with finished DIY vinyl labels - Organized Pantry - DearCreatives.com
A quick snapshot of how my pantry is getting organized and labeled!

My thoughts about Cricut Joy

The big question you might be thinking is – Was it worth purchasing the Cricut Joy? I think so! It’s perfect for making small projects!! It’s small and easy to store anywhere.

I love that the Cricut Joy is easily portable. You can craft it on the go and take it anywhere. Honestly, I might get my daughters one for Valentine’s Day or their birthdays! I think they will love crafting with Cricut too! And, I think you will too.

I picked a font and colors of vinyl I loved. What vinyl colors will you pick? Colored vinyl or black or white? I can’t wait to make more projects with this die-cutting machine.

Don’t forget to subscribe for more Cricut projects and Cricut joy projects.

Cricut Joy Video Tutorials that will help you!

Cricut Joy Cricut EasyPress Mini, Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl, Cricut Joy Iron-On - DIY Pantry Labels with Cricut Joy and other Cricut Crafts at DearCreatives.com

Where to shop for die-cutting machines, supplies, and sale items for Cricut crafts and projects?

Have you designed or tried to make your own DIY pantry labels? Or tackled a labeling project like this? I have a list of things I’m making labels for! I’ll be sure to share more projects soon. Happy Cricut Crafting!

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