Updated on October 16, 2022
Custom Vinyl Kitchen Labels. Easily create custom labels for your kitchen containers using a Cricut machine and vinyl with a free SVG.
I wanted to create custom labels for the containers in my kitchen for a couple of years now. It was one of those projects that kept getting pushed to the back burner as more important projects got added to my to-do list. And the silliest part is it was one of those projects that didn’t take very long to complete – less than half an hour.
Today, I am going to show you how to create your own custom vinyl kitchen labels using a Cricut machine, plus I have updated the post with a kitchen label SVG you can use in Cricut Design Space.
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How to Create Custom Labels in Cricut Design Space
To start, you need to create a file in Cricut Design Space and add all the words you want to use for your containers. I needed the words: Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Cornstarch, Powdered Sugar, Bread Crumbs, and Special Treats.
Open Cricut Design Space. Click Text in the design panel. Type your word in the text box.
With most script fonts you will need to adjust the spacing to have each of the letters connect. I use the up and down arrow buttons under Letter Spacing in the edit panel until I get the letters to look how I want.
Then, you can duplicate the text box for each additional word you want to create. Before I cut the vinyl I go back and use the Weld tool to be sure that each word cuts as one continuous piece, rather than individual letters.
Related: How to Weld in Cricut Design Space
Cut Vinyl Labels with Cricut Machine
Click Make It. Make sure everything looks correct on the mat preview page and click Continue. Load vinyl on the mat with the paper backing side down. Choose Vinyl on the custom dial or from the drop-down menu. Click the flashing Go button.
Once you have all the words cut out, remove the vinyl from the cutting mat. I like to cut out each individual word before I start the weeding process.
Helpful Tip: Place the paper backing back on your cutting mat to hold it in place while you weed.
Start by weeding the excess vinyl. Go slowly and be careful that you are not lifting up any pieces that should stay on the design like the little dots above the letter i. Use the weeding tool to help you get all the little bits and pieces of vinyl out from in between the letters.
Use Transfer Tape to Add Vinyl to Project
Next, use transfer tape to move the design from the paper backing to your project. Cut a piece of transfer tape the same size as the weeded lettering, peel off the paper backing, and stick down on top of the vinyl. Use a scraper tool or a popsicle stick to be sure all the letters firmly adhere.
Peel the transfer tape with the vinyl lettering attached away from the vinyl paper backing.
Carefully position the vinyl on your project and smooth it with the scraper tool or your fingers before removing the transfer tape. I ended up needing to separate the words “powdered” and “sugar” as they were too long for my container.
Peel away the transfer tape and you are all done!
These were the labels I had on my containers before – clear shipping labels that I printed out on my home printer.
They were functional but not very pretty. Plus, when I had to wash the containers, the printing would wash off the label and I would have to make a new one. Now, I have beautiful coordinating labels that match my kitchen decor.
I love that vinyl comes in so many colors and finishes. You can create custom labels for anything in your house that perfectly match your decor. And that makes my organizing loving heart so happy!
Kitchen Vinyl SVG File
I know not everyone wants to purchase a font for only one project. I have had several requests for a downloadable file for the kitchen labels, so I created an SVG you can use with Cricut Design Space. Download: Kitchen Vinyl Labels SVG
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