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Today I have a treat for you with some free printable vintage labels. We all love apothecary jars! They are all the rage in farmhouse-style decor. So I am going to share a tutorial on making your own in minutes and for very few dollars. Can you guess what this project cost me? I will spare you the suspense. Nothing, nada, zip! So, are you ready to make your own apothecary jars? You might just have all of the supplies you need on hand already.
This was first published on June 9, 2011, however, I am republishing with more information.
Free Printable Vintage Labels
I made up a set of labels just for you. I made them all different sizes so depending on the size jars you have the perfect label is just a click away! Just fill out the information in the newsletter sign up form below. Once you have signed up for our newsletter, the apothecary jar labels will be sent right to your email address.
Once you get the email, you just click to download the PDF label sheet. If you have any issues downloading, please contact me at [email protected] so I can help you. Also, please remember that these labels are for personal use only. If you already subscribe to our newsletter, just fill out the form again. You won’t be signed up for anything additional but the labels will still be sent to your email.
How to Use the Apothecary Jar Labels
Now that you have your free printable vintage labels, you are ready to add them to some jars.
- Free printable vintage labels from above
- Old jars and bottles (you may already have some of these on hand)
- Regular copy paper or label stock
- Brown craft ink (this is my favorite ink for distressing)
- Paper towels
- Mod Podge or Xyron Creative Station
Adding Vintage Labels to Jars
Download and print your free printable vintage labels on regular paper or on label stock. I used just plain paper for mine. You can also print on label stock and skip the steps for adding adhesive below.
Please also note that your printable will look different than mine. I added even more apothecary labels in different sizes to fill the page. Then use some brown ink and a paper towel to distress each label. I made some darker then others. Just rub your paper towel on the ink pad then rub it across your printed labels.
Then gather up random jars and bottles. You could even use old food jars as literally anything should work for this.
Then just cut your labels out using scissors. You have a few options for adhering the labels to the jars:
- If you used label stock, just peel and stick.
- Put Mod Podge on the back and stick them to the jars.
- Use a Xyron Creative Station to apply adhesive to the labels before sticking.
- Use the print then cut feature on your Cricut and some label stock to make stickers.
That is literally all there is to this project. So easy and yet they look so good! A perfect way to bring that farmhouse feel into any room of your home even if you are on a budget.
I love the brown ink in varying degrees on each label. Now that you know how easy these are to make, what are you waiting for? Download the free printable vintage labels above and get started on your own collection.
And when you get tired of these labels they should come right off with some water and elbow grease. Perfect for me since I can never make up my mind!
Start printing right now and gather up your useless bottles and jars! I added mine to my vintage cabinet in the bathroom but these can literally work in just about any room. Have a great time using these apothecary labels to spruce up your home.