Farmhouse Pantry Label with Cricut Joy
Since we moved into our new home last year, I was blessed with a walk-in pantry. I’ve basically lived my entire adult life without one and struggled in our old home to create space in my kitchen. It was either cabinet for groceries or my pots and pans.
Once we moved, I have thoroughly enjoyed having a walk-in pantry, but it still took me over a year to get it organized the way I wanted. My bestie told me about these clear plastic OXO Good Grips POP Containers from Amazon, and they were perfect.
This post will show you how easy it is to create Farmhouse Pantry labels using SVG files from Creative Fabrica and my Cricut Joy.
First, What is the Cricut Joy?
Cricut Joy is your DIY best friend. This smart little cutting and writing machine is ridiculously easy to set up and use. You can use it to personalize, organize, and customize your projects every day. Make labels for your kitchen or office. Bust out custom cards or a birthday banner. It’s also compatible with Cricut Smart Material for super-easy, super-long cuts without a cutting mat. Just load & go! With plenty of projects that take just 15 minutes. The best part, it’s small and compact so you can move it with you around the house.
If you don’t have a Cricut Joy, you can find them at Cricut.com or other craft stores like Michaels, Joanns, Walmart, Target, and even Amazon. They almost always have discounts or bundle deals on these and other Cricut tools. I would also wait for a holiday sale like Labor Day or Black Friday. Currently, a Cricut Joy is $159 retail.
Next, What is Creative Fabrica?
Creative Fabrica is my go-to site for millions of fonts, graphics; think SVG files, coloring books, sewing patterns, teaching materials, digital backgrounds, illustrations. They also offer CF classes. There are endless bundles; get on their email list and create a free account, and you’ll receive freebies sent to you regularly too. For a bonus, there’s the commercial license included too.🙂
Farmhouse Pantry Label with Cricut Joy
My idea was to create something cute but simple to get the ‘Farmhouse look’ when I go into my pantry. I knew I wanted the teal color to match my kitchen, and I also wanted a font that would be easy for my kids to read when they are cooking or in the kitchen with me.
I found this amazing font from Creative Fabrica called Kitchen Home, but it needed something more to make the label ‘pop,’ you know what I mean?
I feel like you have endless possibilities here; mason jars, spoons, other kitchen utensils, etc. In the end, I loved what I chose, the Leaf bundle, also from Creative Fabrica.
Materials You’ll Need For This Project:
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Design Space AppCricut Joy Smart Vinyl (Removeable) in our choice of color
- Transfer Tap (I use Cricut Joy brand)
- Weeding Tool
- Scraper Tool
- Tape Measure
- Leaf Silhouettes Clip Art Bundle from Creative Fabrica
- Font file from Creative Fabrica: Kitchen Home
- Pantry Containers
Tips To Make This Project Successful:
- Choose a color vinyl that compliments your kitchen and space.
- Choose a font that you can easily read.
- I chose to use removable vinyl if I wanted to change up the look or reuse the containers later. Also, with removable vinyl from Cricut Joy, it removes easily without residue, and it’s so easy to weed.
- The font I chose was ‘skinny,’ so I had some difficulties transferring it to my containers. If you’re new at working with vinyl, I would recommend using a thicker font. Parts of mine got cut off and damaged. See the image below.
- Clean the outside of your pantry containers to ensure a strong and clean hold for your vinyl pieces and reduce wrinkles or bubbles.
- Use good quality transfer tape.
- Design Space is available on every device; however, I needed my computer or iPad for a project like this. I’m not great with adjusting sizing and seeing everything on my phone but if you’re comfortable with your mobile device, go for it.
- You can reuse your transfer tape if it’s of good quality. So don’t toss it after one use.
- Use a tape measure and measure the size of the label on the containers you are labeling to determine how wide and tall you want the label to be.
- Head over to Creative Fabrica and find your desired font and/or clip art files you’ll be using and download them to your computer.
- Open Design Space on your computer or iPad and upload the files you got from Creative Fabrica.
- Type up your labels, then add your design element (leaf). If you’re using a different color vinyl for your leaf or element, you will cut that separately.
- Once uploaded, I selected my image, paper, and cut selection on my screen.
- You’ll also be able to adjust your size here before cutting. This depends on your containers and how big you want your labels.
- Click MAKE IT!
- Your Cricut Joy should automatically connect via Bluetooth, and then select your material here and click GO once you’ve loaded your card stock into the Cricut Joy.
- Once you unload your labels from Cricut Joy, the next step is to remove all the unwanted vinyl from around the label you’ve just cut. Be careful and peel it back really slowly. It’s normal for some things to catch slightly, but be patient.
- Weed the excess vinyl, start at the top upper end and pull down. You should be left with just the labels on the back surface.
- Cut each label off separately, then add transfer tape to each one by peeling off the back, or you can reuse your transfer tape a couple of times.
- Use your scraper tool to press out the transfer tape to the label. Then slowly lift the transfer tape (the letters should lift with it).
- Stick your transfer tape to your pantry container, smooth it down with your scraper tool, and slowly peel off the transfer tape.
- Repeat the same process with the leaf or other clip art cut files.
If you enjoyed this tutorial, please be sure to save and share it. You can find my Easter Cupcake Topper tutorial here and my tutorial on an Easy DIY card using the Cricut Joy here.
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You can also create a free account with Creative Fabrica here.