How To Label Absolutely Everything in Your Home




If your happy place is walking around with a P-Touch label maker, assigning a tag to every notebook, binder and bin around the house, here's how to bring your organization game up to speed. From printed fabric tags to Cricut vinyl canister labels, these modern DIY labels put a name to every last place in your home.

 

  


Over the years, we've spotted dozens of ideas for labeling food canisters, but this paint pen method from A Beautiful Mess has got to be one of the easiest—and prettiest—ways we've ever seen.

 


Classy hand-stamped leather labels will prevent your roommates from swiping scarves and blankets they "thought were theirs." To attach the adorable tags, Delia Creates hand-stitched each one in place.

 

 


If you already own a Cricut Explore machine (or if you're just looking to add to the list of reasons why you need one), print Lia Griffith's stylish olive oil and balsamic labels onto vinyl transfer sheets.



Don't worry, no hand-lettering skills are needed to make the DIY labels above—all you need is a printer. Visit The Creativity Exchange for a loopy font, or the cute font above, to make customized labels for every bin and bottle in your house.

 



If you're looking for a project with subtle French farmhouse flair, try Rustic & Woven's tutorial for chalk-painted, rubber-stamped herb pots. Give a couple of these planted pots as a hostess gift to cheer up your friend's kitchen windowsill.

 



A custom return address stamp is one of those purchases that makes you feel like you're finally an adult. It's a symbol that you have your own home and have been settled in it long enough to warrant investing in a handmade stamp—plus, it makes everything you snail mail look much more sophisticated. Boost it even more with some calligraphy when you order a stamp from Angelique Ink.

 



If your home could use a scent refresh, mix up some essential oil room sprays, following the recipes on Homey Oh My. Then choose between minimalist black-and-white printable labels and sweet color-coded ones. If your home's still not passing the sniff inspection, consult our trusty home de-stinking guide.

 



As part of a linen closet makeover for her guest room, Mandy from Waiting on Martha crafted cute handmade tags to label each storage basket. Adding a few signs that say "Help yourself" lets guests know it's okay to grab an extra towel or bar of soap.

 



While the whole chalkboard trend is fading fast, the triangular chalkboard labels on Make and Tell's spice jars still feel fresh and modern.

 



Unless you live alone, determining whose tech charger belongs to whom is a daily struggle. To make yours stand out from the pack, wrap it in colorful patterned washi tape. For a monogrammed version that has your name written all over it, order the decals above from Pineapple Proper ($3 each).

 


A Cup of Thuy has the lowdown on how to sew a drawstring bag, but if you already have your own, fast forward to the instructions for adding those darling ink jet printed labels.