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Cricut: How to Make Storage Jar Labels
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Cricut: How to Make Storage Jar Labels

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1hour

Transform your kitchen with adhesive jar labels that will help you organise your storage for cooking and baking convenience! We’ve used clip-top jars to show you how to make these labels, but you can add them to any jar or box with a smooth surface. With your Cricut machine on hand, you’ll be able to use fonts to suit your style, with greater personalisation possibilities than a standard label maker.

We’ve used the Cricut Maker for this project, however it can also be created using the Cricut Joy and Explore Air 2 machines.

Project and instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Vicky Boyns.

Please note: This project contains paid-for content from Cricut’s Design Space app. Screen reference images are taken from the iOS version of Design Space.

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How to make

You will also need:

* Cricut Design Space app installed on a laptop, PC, Tablet or mobile device

* An assortment of clean jars - these can be upcycled, recycled or new

Step 1

Open up a new project canvas in the Design Space app, then click on the text icon and search for ‘Dear John’ font.

Step 2

Write out your labels in the text box that appears on-screen. We typed the words Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Biscuits and Sugar, pressing the return/enter key after each word so that they're each on separate lines.

Step 3

Click the "Edit" icon and adjust the font size to 42 and change the font style to bold. Align the text centrally.

Once happy with the design of the labels, click the green "Make It" button.

Step 4

You'll then be taken through to the mat preview screen. Check everything looks good on the mat preview before clicking "Continue".

Step 5

Trim a piece of vinyl six inches square and place it on to the top left-hand corner of your cutting mat.

Please note: If you've made your labels larger or smaller, make sure to adjust the amount of vinyl cut accordingly.

Top tip: I've used removable vinyl for my labels which means the vinyl can be removed (for up to three years) if I want to replace it with a new label. If you're creating labels that are there to stay, you can use permanent vinyl instead.

Step 6

After the mat preview screen you'll then go through to the machine settings screen, choose Cricut Premium Vinyl from the  "All Materials" menu.

Top tip: If you're using the Explore Air 2, you can either turn the Smart Dial to vinyl or use the custom setting and select Cricut Premium Vinyl as above.

Step 7

Follow the on-screen instructions to load the mat into your machine, then press the Cricut button when it starts to flash to start the cut.

Once the cut is complete, remove the mat by pressing the arrow button again. Flip the mat over to peel it away from the vinyl.

Step 8

Using a weeding tool, carefully remove parts of the vinyl that you do not want to transfer onto your jar. This process is called weeding.

 

Step 9

Place a piece of transfer tape, cut slightly larger than your biggest label over the image and use the scraper tool to help the tape adhere to your label text.

Slowly peel the backing paper away.

Top tip: It often helps to use a piece of clothing to place the tape onto initially, so you can remove some of the stickiness before use.

Step 10

Carefully place the label text centrally on each of your jars, using the scraper tool to adhere the vinyl to each one. Slowly peel the transfer tape away to leave the text on the jar.

Top tip: If you fill the jar up to the level where you want to place your vinyl, it will give you a straight line to follow

Step 11

Repeat the same process of applying the labels to the remaining jars, then they're ready to be filled!

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