I love storage bins with labels. Storage bins like these...
Labeled bins make me want to stay organized. Everything has its place and looks nice, but even more importantly you can always find what you are looking for! It also makes it easy for baby sitters or grandparents to find things and find them fast.
While pre-labeled storage bins from PB Kids and other specialty stores are nice, they can be costly. You can easily make your own labels for storage bins you already have or bins you find around town. Some great places to look are...Tuesday Morning, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Target, TJ Maxx, Etc.
Here is how you do it...
Materials: scrapbook paper/business cards, hot glue gun, exacto knife, ribbon, basket/bin, Kinko's, computer, printer, ruler, scissors/rotary cutter
I had business cards on hand, but you could also use a piece of printer paper, scrapbook paper or card stock. I designed my labels using Word and printed them out.
Choose a couple different pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper. I had some on hand, but also found some on sale at Michaels for 40 cents.
Decide how large you want your labels...
I made mine using these measurements.
Glue them together.
Laminate them. I took mine to Kinko's and laminated them. The lamination there is very durable. It costs $2 for 8.5 x 11 sheet, unless you have two crazy kids with you then it's free. The man didn't charge me. I think he felt sorry for me. I had a 3 year old running around like a chicken with her head cut off and a fussy baby. Now that I think about it he probably just wanted me to get out!
Use an Exacto knife to cut slits on each side. Cut slits as long as your ribbon is wide.
Measure around your bin and cut your ribbon. I always cut a little more just in case. You can always trim it at the end.
Stick the ribbon about 1/2 through the slit.
Fold over and glue with your got glue gun.
Tack the label on the front of your basket/bin with a little hot glue.
I also tacked it on the corners.
When you make it back to the front stick the ribbon through the slit just like you did before. Cut any excess ribbon and tack into place with a little hot glue.
I made this basket label for a friend as part of her baby shower gift. The basket was my gift holder and she can use it to put diapers, toys or baby products.
I added a little bow on the corner.
I also made labels for the baskets in Clara's room.
Don't look at my One Year frames on the wall...as you can see they have been neglected. Hopefully, I will be caught up before Clara turns 1 next month:) Sad:(
You could also use labels to jazz-up your storage bins in the laundry room, kitchen, bathroom, dorm room or playroom.
After much inspection...I think she likes them!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Labeling! And Happy Monday!
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