I’ve been on a bit of a labeling kick lately. I think it’s the Back-to-School-y feel in the air that makes me want to organize the heck out of everything in sight. That or I’m addicted to using my Silhouette machine and like to make up projects which require me to use it. Either way, things are whipping into shape around here!
So, I was making some cookies recently and I opened up my “baking cabinet” (I say that all fancy-like but really it’s just my lazy susan corner cabinet) and I wanted to cry. Not tears of joy, mind you. Tears of “how does one live like this?” It was a dis. as. ter. Certifiable. Three or four half used bags of flour and sugar all rolled down at the top and piled on top of each other. Spilled chocolate chips every where coming from opened and half empty bags. A sprinkling of salt or sugar (hard to tell which without a taste test and no, I wasn’t going to taste it) all over one of the shelves. Gross.
I stopped right there and just started pulling everything out. I should have gotten a before picture but this was one of those projects you’re halfway into before you even realize what you’re doing. So I didn’t. Sorry.
Now, because I don’t keep my canisters on my counter, I didn’t feel the need to spend a small fortune on nice glass ones with the cute silver tops. BUT I did want them to be cute. Because cute makes me happy and happy is the goal.
I went to WalCrap and picked up two sets of these for about $6 each.
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Love these! If I may ask, what silhouette machine do you use?
I use the Silhouette SD. The new one coming out is tempting me though!
Marcia (123 blog) says
Darn, but you’re the queen of Making Things Cute 🙂
LOVE them – I would stare at that cupboard the whole day just basking in the cuteness 🙂
Very cute canisters!
I love it!! I’ve seen these types of labels all over but I just love yours. I also love that you added those circles at the top! You’ve definitely inspired me to finally make some labels for mine! BTW, I have that quote at the bottom in my craft space! I just love it!
SO cute!! I think I need a Silhouette now! Hopped over from TCB.
Do you know if a Cricut can do the same thing as the Silhouette, I’ve never seen the Silhouette (I know, you feel sorry for me).
I do believe the Cricut can do the same thing, but only if you have the right cartridges for the shapes you want. The “artisian shapes” were downloaded with my Silhouette software. But, if you do have the shapes you want, I think the Cricut can cut vinyl!
(heavy sigh)….I wish I had a Silhouette. Or a Cricut. Then I could have cute things and be happy, too. (hehe) Love what you’ve done and I really would like to have one! Thanks for sharing, it gives me more reasons to ‘need one!
You are now doing things in your house that I just can’t ever get my brain to figure out. No vision where organization is concerned. And I am beginning to think that I need a silhouette. BTW, when you run out of things to fix up…come on over. I’ll buy you all the rt44 ddps you want.
Sunla Designs says
I found you on Tip Junkie, and I just LOVE what you did. I know what I’m doing this weekend!
By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!
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Ty and Whitty says
I love this idea. it is so cute. But I do love everything you do talented woman! I would love for you to come hop on over and link up to my party if you would like 🙂
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These are just adorable! My plain glass canisters are looking quite pale in comparison! lol 😀
P.S. Doesn’t that loveliness make you want to bake something.
Woweeeeeee! Your cupboard is so awesome, it’s making me happy too!
These are just wonderful! I need to figure out how to do this with my new Silhouette!
I TOTALLY just bought these EXACT canisters yesterday with the same thing in mind. When I saw this I actually laughed out loud because I loved them so much. I am going to figure out what I want mine to say and email you. LOVE IT!!!! You just saved me a step:)
Denver Sims says
Aw, c’mon! You seriously store graham cracker crumbs? I fail. 😛
I LOVE those. Seriously. Must have them. Great job!
Jennifer "B" says
So cute!!! I keep hearing about this so-called Silhouette machine….I’m off to google 😉
Awesome! they really do look great. Don’t you love having things SO organized!
love them, and might need them!!!
Maggie Muggins says
So cute. And I agree – who cares if anyone else sees them. You still need cute things.
girl, these are too cute. I would do this for all my stuff. I need to buy me one of those cutters. Freaking amazing!!! LOVE IT 🙂
Michelle @ Loving Every Second says
Super cute! I love making things, that would otherwise be plain, a little fancy!
LOVE NEED LOVE NEED. Looks great. winks-jen
Kathryn Michelle Jenkins says
LOVE the labels! I need to put some labels on my canisters. this would be great. new follower!
Ashley@ DesignBuildLove.co says
soooo awesome! I NEED that machine! 😉
These are ADORABLE! I’m off to make some labels now. 🙂
Latoya @ The Scott's Crib says
Hmm perhaps I don’t bake because my baking cabinet isn’t as pretty as yours! Lol, great organization and the labels definitely adds the finishing touch!
christina miles says
I just received my new Cameo today and I already have a silly question…I am about to make some labels for my pantry canisters. When I downloaded the label but it is grouped with a few others. I only want to use one specific shape. How do I get the one label without having to cut the others out as well? thanks for any help
I have a cricut and it definitely cuts vinyl. I bought “Make the Cut” software while it was still available to cricut users, so I don’t use cartridges. I have to figure out how to do this one day because they are perfection! I never thought about cutting out the letters. Most people use a chalk pen, which is fine if you love your handwriting. I would rather do it like you did.
I bought 2 sets of these same exact canisters today! I was thrilled to see how you did yours so I could have ideas how to do mine. I think I am going to end up getting another set though lol Now off to Etsy to order your labels!! 🙂
What vinyl did you use?
what did you use to print on your labels?
You inspired me to design my own label – similar but not quite the same. I wanted something longer so I designed them in Make-the-Cut software (it also cuts to the Cameo). I posted my design and free MTC file here http://papercraftingwithnelda.blogspot.com/2012/03/free-label-design-mtc-file.html
MTC makes it easier to design (IMHO) than Silhouette Studio. I use both but almost always turn to MTC.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Love them! What size is the label you used for the canisters? Thank you 🙂
I would love to know how these canisters are holding up for you since you’ve used them for a while now? I want to re-organize our pantry with containers, and need to do it inexpensively. Thanks in advance! ~Shannon 🙂
Jody King says
I came here from my Inbox to order the canisters and labels. I see no option to do so. HELP.
Jacqueline Lee says
Hi, what font are using?
I am a newbie on the Silhouette. I LOVE your labels. Would you be willing to share what cut settings you use? I tried making some, and the vinyl got mangled. I am also having difficulty choosing a font which cuts cleanly. Any help you can provide would be very much appreciated! -Jamie
You know I like your blog and all your pictures and advice BUT……I worked at WalMART and I think your constantly calling it Crap is offensive. (and I am not one of those people offended by everything). They sell the same stuff at Target and K-Mart and grocery stores and Walgreens for a higher price. So why the crap comment???
I’m trying to find a spot to order more of your black vinyl canister labels that are all over my house. Please let me know where your new online store is located.