Jul 26, 2013

DIY Labels {Made From Cereal Box}

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This little project was totally done on a whim (which seems to happen a lot!)

I decided to make storage containers for my laundry room (which I've slowly begun to makeover and will be a post all of it's own) and knew I had to have little labels for every box! 

I'm not showing you my labeled laundry containers today (I will soon) but I am showing you the other victims that got label-attacked! My daughter's toy baskets!


Here is where my mind took me to create these pretty little labels:

I used an old cereal box that I had obviously used to shield something from spray paint!
I traced my perfect sized circles with the bottom of a cup and ended up with 12 circles to cut!


My cutting skills suck because I didn't end up with perfectly shaped circles, but I actually ended up loving their imperfection and originality from one another (or it could be that's just what I'm telling myself to make myself feel better.)

I then painted every circle (front & back) with 2 coats of craft paint. I painted strokes in every direction to end up with a textured look. I let dry 1 hour between coats.

This is the brand of craft paint I used:



Once my paint was dried I added dots around my circles to give them a little pizzaz!
I used yellow for my laundry room storage containers and pink for Lily's baskets.



I had to play the waiting game again... I think next time I'll just take my blow dryer to them!


After my dots dried all the way I used a Sharpie marker to write on my labels!
I used twine (man, I love this stuff) to tie them unto the baskets!

Similar twine to the one I used:





These labels cost me absolutely nothing to make (only patience) since I had all materials on hand!

Here are more pictures of these cute little guys!





Cute, easy and best of all...free! Not too bad, right?

You can also check out these posts on easy upcycled items: Repurposing Cans with Rope, Mason Jar Soap Dispenser, and Pipe Strap Pulls.

What easy (or free) project have you done lately?

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23 comments:

Leanne Leeper said...

These are so cute! I can think of 100 uses for a label lie that!

Kimber Ashley said...

Very smart! I wish I had nice handwriting like you though.

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Leanne!! Seriously, I want to add it to everything in our house!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Kimber! And bless your heart for thinking I have nice writting :)

Alexis Middleton said...

Gotta love a free project! It looks great too!

Hannah Bella said...

They are super cute! Thanks for the tips ;)

Kristin said...

These labels are great and I love that you used a cereal box! So creative!

Kristin @ www.everyday-organizing.com

Jason&Jamie Koenig said...

Such a good Idea I have tons of cereal boxes I can use now when their done. I would love it if you would link up at our linky party: http://thekoenigscreate.blogspot.com/
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Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks!!! Glad you like the idea and hope you give it a try soon!

First House Spouse said...

The labels look great, Selene! I'm not sure how else you could cut the circles to keep a smooth edge...I'm not sure such a thing exists!

The Causal Craftlete said...

Your labels are SO cute! It's amazing what just a little paint can do. Thanks for sharing. I will have to make some labels for my daughter's toys.

Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you! I know right? I really did try but ultimately decided it wasn't a huge deal!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Alexis! Those are my favorite too! You get to think outside the box!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Hannah! My pleasure :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you! I too, love the helping hand of paint! I hope you try them for your daughter's toys!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Kristin! It was all I could get my hands on at that moment!

Amber Koogler said...

Simple idea! Love reusing things! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Amber! Love linking up!

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