Angela Ploetz

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Forget the Label Maker – Create Stylish Labels

by Angela On October 20, 2011

I was at my favorite store, The Container Store the other day and I saw these beautiful felt flower gift tags. Since they were in my favorite color, turquoise blue, I was quickly going through my head trying to figure out what I could do with these. Then like a bolt of lightning it hit me! I was so excited and it was a solution I had been searching for, for months!  So I quickly scooped up four of them and headed straight for my laboratory…I mean home.

Admittedly, I am a bit of a barging shopper. So I have some overflow storage at the top of my pantry for items that are for future use. I have been searching for the right way to label these bins for a while and not having them labeled has lead to some confusion.

The first thing I did was flip the white tag over. You may be able to see in the picture below from the store that the white tag had lines on one side and the back was solid white. Then I added the names/categories to each tag. It looked a little boring so I added the dots around the edge and voila my tag was done! Finally, I attached the tags to the baskets and lined them all up.

The gift tags like the ones I purchased are available for $3.99 or the wine bottle gift tags are $8.99 and come with a thicker “leather” like tag to write on. The fun and fabulous tags are called Flower Tiedings from Twinkle Brands.  They also make a cute butterfly which would be perfect for a kid’s room. Oooh, I’m getting more ideas!  See the before and after pictures below.

Here’s the inspiration!  The flower tag I saw in Container Store.

Here is the before pictures of the basket.

This is a close up of the after!

Here’s the line of my four baskets!  Love to add this bit of fun to our pantry!

Okay, I hope you enjoyed the pictures and let me know what you think.

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6 Responses to “Forget the Label Maker – Create Stylish Labels”

  1. Angela – that is really clever and cute! Great inspiration~

    • admin says:

      Thanks Gayle! Yes, I was inspired! You’ll be seeing much more blue in upcoming posts. I’ll be starting a little “Home tour”.

  2. Michel Hudson says:

    Great idea, and it’s MY favorite color, too!

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