Learning how to make packing tape labels for kitchen organization is a practical and pretty solution. Read on and I’ll show you how!
Hi Friends! I’m Rita Joy, and right now I’m in my small kitchen at Harbour Breeze Home on an organization mission. I’m right in the middle of an 8 week challenge to get my whole house organized!
The pantry cupboard was the first area I started with. (Here it was before I started:)
Once everything was cleaned and in place, it was time for my favorite part ~ the labels!
Labeling helps me stay organized and adds a fun design element, too.
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I printed off labels from my home computer (in the font “Antero”) and placed them in metal label holders (from Lee Valley Tools) for the pantry drawers. (These antique library label holders on Amazon are similar.)
But, then I needed a fun way to add labels to the wood slice label holders on the baskets above the microwave.
DIY Packing Tape labels were the solution ~ and so quick and fun to make.
How to Make Packing Tape Labels for Kitchen Organization:
Learning how to make packing tape labels is a simple solution to add practical and pretty style in your kitchen organization. This tutorial will show the steps.
What you need:
Print off labels in the size you prefer on regular printer paper from your home computer. (**Note: the directions I read specifically said you MUST have a laser or toner based printer. I did not. To achieve maximum results, I would highly recommend the proper printer!!)
Cut the labels apart and stick packing tape to the back of each.
Using a Popsicle stick or the handle of a knife, burnish the paper onto the tape by pressing down firmly and rubbing in all directions.
Place the label in a bowl of very warm water for 2 minutes.
Remove from the water and gently rub the paper off the back. (*This is where it was more difficult because I didn’t use a laser printer. I had to leave a bit of the paper on where the writing was, or the writing would rub off!)
Let the labels air dry, and as they do, the “sticky” of the tape will magically re-appear!
Stick the label onto whatever surface you’re labeling.
This could work well on plastic, ceramic, or glass. It’s such a fun way to add some spice into your organized life!
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Rita Joy is a wife, mom, seasoned homemaker, and blogger at Harbour Breeze Home. She’s turning 50 this year and although her actual birthday is in the Summer, the celebrating has already started. She loves to encourage & inspire other “middle agers” to embrace the changes this new stage of life brings. From freshening up dated decor to recipes that get you out of the kitchen fast, she wants to help others to take simple steps to live life beautifully.