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Want to make some printable labels with your Cricut for organizing around your home? I have a great tutorial below on how to use print then cut to do just that. You can use my file for your own printable sticker labels plus make a cute shelf organizer that will work for your craft supplies and so much more. Printable label stickers are a great way to use the Cricut Explore Air 2 in Wild Rose that is at JOANN stores right now. Read on to learn more about it as well! Plus you don’t want to miss the Natalie Malan materials that I am using for this project as they really take it over the top.
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Where to Buy Materials for This Project
I am using a few exclusive to JOANN stores products on this project so I wanted to dive into those first so you know where to pick them up. Three incredible ladies with amazing #fearless stories and unique designer styles will be part of new exclusive designer series launching at JOANN all throughout the year. That is a ton of new and exciting patterns coming to a JOANN store near you. First up is Natalie Malan whose line is in JOANN stores now. You can find it in store or online by clicking here. I am using some of that gorgeous patterned vinyl in the post below.
Be on the lookout to connect with these ladies throughout the year. They will be teaching you how to craft with new projects, doing in-store events, and on design space with inspirational projects free for everyone. This movement of fearlessness and empowering women is what the Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose bundle is all about. You can find more about this bundle here. Again, it is in JOANN stores or you can click here to purchase one for yourself.
For me, expressing creativity and embracing fearlessness is my job but you can do both of those things as well. It has become my passion over the years to show people that everyone has time to be creative. You can make something in as little as 5 minutes. And guess what? You crafted! Take time for you and your own fearless creativity. Look around and grab inspiration from wherever you can.
You might just be inspired by the watercolors in Natalie Malan’s line. They are bold but subdued at the same time. I was really inspired to add some of these designs to my craft room. After all, I need daily inspiration to be as creative as possible. So, I made a fun organizer that I will be adding to my wall. Use the same idea or come up with something completely different for these floral patterns. You really can’t go wrong either way! If you need to see more, there are six inspirational projects made by Natalie using her new materials that are free on design space. So, you can grab up her materials and start crafting.
Supplies needed to make a craft organizer:
- Unfinished wood shelf
- Unfinished wood boxes (4)
- White chalk paint
- Natalie Malan Patterned Vinyl in Belle Citron
- Cricut Printable Vinyl (comes in the Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose Bundle)
- Cricut cut file (click here to access)
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (I am using the Wild Rose bundle)
- Cricut Scraper
- Cricut Trimmer
Want to see the entire process on video rather than reading the steps below? You can watch our how-to video that covers all of the steps below.
Painting Your Shelf and Boxes
First, you will need to paint the shelf and the boxes with white paint. The boxes actually come with lids but I set those aside for another project and just used the open-topped boxes as four of them fit perfectly on the shelf.
You will then need to give both the shelf and the boxes a couple of coats of paint.
Be sure to paint all visible surfaces including the insides of your boxes and the bottom of the shelf.
Allow to dry in between coats as well. I used two coats over all surfaces for my project.
Making Custom Printable Sticker Labels
While everything dries, you can start on your printable labels. You can access the cut file by clicking here. I have four labels already made for you but I also have a fifth one that you can use to customize this project. Just pick all three elements on the fifth label and duplicate them.
You will then have something that you can edit.
Pick just the layer with the text and customize to say whatever you would like. You may have to move the boxes to make it easier to select. You could also change the font here if you wanted.
Then put all three layers back together. Pick them all and click align.
Click “center” and you will have a gorgeous label once again but this time it says whatever you want it to say!
Click flatten in the lower right-hand corner to make this a print then cut label and it is ready for your machine! Be sure to delete any labels you don’t want to use before continuing.
Making Printable Decorative Labels with Print Then Cut
Now it is time to use print then cut to actually make our printable labels. I am using the Cricut printable vinyl for my labels.
Click “make it” in design space and you will be prompted to print your design. It will look like the image below once printed. That box around the outer edge is for your Cricut machine to locate itself. Just put the design face up on your mat.
Then put it in your Cricut Explore Air 2 once prompted. Be sure to turn your dial to custom and pick printable vinyl from the custom materials list.
The machine will first find the edge then it will cut each of your labels.
You are left with perfectly cut labels that can be used on any project!
Covering Boxes in Vinyl
Like I said, I was inspired to add some of the gorgeous Natalie Malan florals to my craft room so I picked my favorite roll of patterned vinyl. It was hard choosing! You will also need something to trim the vinyl to size. I am actually going to use a trimmer for this but you could use a knife and self-healing mat as well or even lay it out in Design Space and use your Cricut machine.
Then just measure and mark for length and cut to size.
Peel back the liner and stick right on your painted wood box.
Use the scraper to help smooth out the vinyl and get out any bubbles.
The vinyl will not wrap all the way around these boxes so I did add a second piece to completely cover them.
Finishing Your Organizer with Printable Labels
Then just peel off your printable labels and add them to the front of each of the boxes to complete your organizer.
Your craft supply organizer will look great with your Cricut Explore Air 2 in Wild Rose.
You can also decorate your craft room with these custom DIY letter board accessories that are made using some of the Natalie Malan materials as well. I told you I couldn’t get enough of them! You can also watch the video on making those here.
Add in whatever craft supplies you want to the organizer. Again, you can use this same idea for making printable sticker labels for any room of your home. So, make the same organizer for the kitchen or the bathroom.
The boxes hold so much and you can hang the entire thing on a wall or set it on the counter.
Printable label stickers are so easy to make with your Cricut machine and the print then cut feature.
So, use these printable decorative labels to organize your entire home. They don’t just need to be on these boxes. I could see them on jars, drawers, plastic bins, and so much more.
Will you be making some printable labels with your Cricut machine?
I can’t wait to get this project up in my craft room. I am obsessed with the Natalie Malan materials that are in JOANN stores right now and I think you will be as well.
So, what inspires Natalie? Natalie Malan sees the world in watercolor — sharp edges softened. She dreams in watercolors and florals and is inspired by the art all around her. Her designs are meant for you to take risks and to bravely be boss of your own art. This craft organizer will allow you to do just that! I hope you enjoy these printable labels as well as the craft organizer I used them on! Head out and be fearlessly creative on your own. I can’t wait to see what you create!
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