Tired of boring labels? I’ve created a collection of farmhouse style labels to give to readers. You can grab yours below.
What happened to “masking” tape?
Remember good “o’masking” tape? My grandmother used it to label everything from canning jars to the boxes under her bed.
When making my shopping list last week I added masking tape. I haven’t used it in years. Splurging and bought two rolls!
They are in my kitchen junk drawer…
and they are still there…
But, I did make some farmhouse style labels to print.
Farmhouse Style Labels
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I used graphics and fonts from Creative Market to make the labels. I use Creative Market to help make most of the printables created for you.
Steps for printing and cutting
Print the labels on cardstock for durability. This is the cardstock I use from Amazon.
You can print as many sheets as you like.
Then I cut out some labels using scissors or…
Or used a guillotine type paper cutter. This one I found at a local thrift store. You can browse for guillotine paper cutters on Amazon here.
Notice some labels are “chalkboard” They will print normally. Then use a piece of chalk or chalk pen for writing. Note: the image used for the chalkboard labels is my mom’s old chalkboard made when she was 7 years old.
For the other labels, you can use a regular black marker or your favorite color. The marker I love is a zig double tip calligraphy marker. The markers last a long time and make even my handwriting look pretty.
Some of the labels are hanging and use a single hole punch and twine to hang. I used clear shipping tape, not the masking tape??? to apply labels. Or I use a white glue or Mod Podge to apply to the surface.
This image is the first page. It was created by the *FREE* Monday fonts and graphics from Creative Market. Yep, every Monday I get free downloads from Creative Market just for signing up. 🙂
Click above to get your farmhouse style labels and free “frameable” printable. You will be signed up for our DIY HelpLetter sent each Thursday evening. You may unsubscribe anytime. 🙂
Here’s a post with steps to add text to your downloaded labels before printing. Click to read more.
Simple Idea for clear labels
This was one of those ideas that came to you in the middle of the night. I wanted to create clear labels so my pretty patterns would show through the label holder.
On my first try, I wrote on the front of the tape, then proceeded to fold up and down to secure the ink. I made a big knot of tape, instead.
It needed to be simple. Write on the sticky side and then fold the tape over my writing. Cut to size and I’m done.
You can see the whole process on this Pinterest pin.
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