How to make labels with Cricut and Free pantry labels SVG
Are you ready for Spring and finally organizing your home?
I already started and thought I share with you how easy it is to make vinyl labels with Cricut.
If you like organization, stickers and labels are your best friends. You can literally put them on anything and anywhere in the house. You can label, categorize and organize your closets, office, kitchen pantry, kid’s rooms, bathroom cabinets, and more.
The labels and word stickers stick to plastic containers, glass pantry jars, whiteboard, wood, and paper.
Today, I’ll show you how to make labels with Cricut in 3 different ways:
- With a FREE pantry label template. There is a set ready to be used and a set of editable versions.
- You’ll learn how to make word stickers. Let’s find a nice calligraphy font.
- Using Cricut labels in Design Space.
First thing first, gather the tools and supplies.
What you’re gonna need to make vinyl labels with Cricut
How to make vinyl labels with Cricut step by step
All right! Let’s make some pantry labels first.
I’ll walk you through 3 different ways to make labels. I know all of us like different styles, and I created a simple but fun template for the first project.
Then we will choose a pretty font in Design Space for stickers, and we will explore the Cricut label projects at the end.
In case you want to see how I made the labels and follow along, I made a quick video too. Once you watch it jump back in for the written instructions.
1. Upload file and prepare for cutting
Open Cricut Design Space. If you need help with setting it up, you might want to check out this tutorial.
After saving your file on your computer, open up Cricut Design Space.
- Click on New Project.
- Click on Upload an image.
- Click on Browse and look for the pantry label SVG file you downloaded from my library or any SVG file you saved on your computer for this project.
- Click on Save.
The SVG file is uploaded in the Design Space, and you are ready to resize it and make adjustments if needed.
So how to find uploaded images in Design Space?
Once you go through the above steps, it will appear under “Recently uploaded images.”
- Click on the uploaded pantry label and click on insert images. You’ll find it in the lower right corner. (This will bring you to a new window with the mat and your design).
2. Ungroup labels
You’ll find 9 ready to be cut labels.
SVG files come grouped by default. You might don’t want to use them all, or you will add more. So, I included 3 different templates at the bottom.
- Click on Ungroup on the right top of the screen. Now you have all pieces separate.
Let’s assume that you want to cut the first 9; then, you need to hide the templates we won’t use at the first cutting.
- Click on the templates you don’t want.
- Click on the little eye icon next to the template. You’ll find it on the right side of the Canvas, as shown in the above image.
3. Resize and change colors
Let’s make sure your labels will fit perfectly on the container of your choice.
There are 2 ways to resize objects in Design Space.
- Click on the label. You’ll see a box around it. On the left bottom corner, there is a little arrow.
- Click and drag to resize.
- Or type the desired size on the top of the Canvas as shown above. Usually, I determine the with and hit enter. Since the with and the height is locked together, Design Space automatically will overwrite the height too.
If you want to change the color, click on the color box next to “CUT,” located on your canvas’s top left.
Before we walk through the cutting process, let’s take a look at how to make more labels with the free templates included in the SVG file you downloaded.
4. Make more labels with Cricut and fonts
Click on the eye next to the images you hidden. It will bring them back to the canvas.
- Click on “Sample” and hit delete on your keyboard.
- Select all; we will make a copy.
- Click on Duplicate located on the right top of the Canvas. Top of the layers section.
- Make as many copies as needed. You can also use the CTRL+C then CTRL+V combination.
To see the design on the black label, change its color and drag it to the top of the label. You might not see it because Cricut placed it under. Don’t worry; it’s an easy fix.
- Click on the label.
- Click on Arrange icon, located on the top of the Canvas, and send it to the back.
I chose the word shampoo for this tutorial.
- Click on Text. You’ll find the text icon on the left side of the Canvas, as shown in the picture above.
- Type your chosen word in the box. The cursor will be in the box by default. Once you start typing, it might be on top of your design, but don’t worry, we will move it later.
- Choose your favorite font by clicking on the font box. It is located on the top left of the Canvas.
Extra tip: Try to choose fonts with the body. Not too thin and not too script.
I used Ink Free font, and it is a borderline for this small label project. In the end, my Cricut cut it perfectly.
You might not see this option in your Design Space. It’s because not all fonts are free.
The good news is to access cool fonts; you can sign up for Cricut Access. It worth it if you use your Cricut often because all the fonts and various projects are included in your membership and free to use.
If you decide not to sign up, you can still use your favorite fonts, but you’ll need to pay for it before cutting the project.
WELD THE WORD WITH THE LABEL.
- Align word and design together.
- Resize if necessary.
- Select design and word and click on Weld on the bottom right.
At this moment, if you decide you want to layer the project as I did in this picture, you can send it to cut.
It will cut the label from the black vinyl and the design with the word from the white vinyl.
If you want to match your new label to the other 9 you received in the SVG file, you’ll need to do one more step: slicing.
- Click and drag the welded design to the top of the label.
- Select all and click on Slice on the bottom right of the Canvas. (Next to Weld) You will end up with pieces you don’t need.
- Click on each piece and drag them apart.
- You will probably see 3 shapes as in my shampoo example above.
- Delete what you don’t need.
5. Label Cutting process
We’re getting closer to see our final pantry labels!
- Click on Make it in the upper right corner. It will bring you to the cut canvas screen, and you’ll see how Cricut arranged the labels on the mat.
- Choose premium vinyl material. If it’s not in your favorites yet, click on Browse all materials and choose the type of vinyl you will use for this project.
- Make sure that the fine point blade is installed in your Cricut.
Don’t forget to set up your mat.
- Use the roller to smooth out the vinyl on the mat. This will avoid bubbles between the vinyl and the mat.
- Load your mat into the Cricut. The arrow on your machine will blink. That’s when you tap on it.
- Press the make it button.
Cricut Design Space will tell you when it finished the project.
6. Weeding your pantry labels
The easy way to peel the vinyl from the mat is by turning it upside down and moving the mat away from the vinyl.
Let’s get out our weeding tools! We’ll remove all “negative” pieces we don’t want to transfer to our pantry containers.
- The easy way to do this is to peel the vinyl away from one corner and the edge first.
- Once you removed the edges and the bigger pieces, you might need some weeding tools to remove the little more stubborn bits.
7. Transfer pantry labels to containers
You know, since these labels are small, you can transfer them by hand. BUT I’m clumsy and want to make sure that I don’t waste vinyl by accidentally stick them together. So I decided to use transfer tape.
- Cut a piece of the transfer tape.
- Place it on your cut-out label.
- Use the scraper to make sure the vinyl label will stick to the tape.
- Peel it off and place it on the container.
- Slowly peel the tape away from the label.
If you decided to make layered pantry labels, transfer the black first, then the white design with the word.
Admire your work! 😉 I think my pantry labels are cute with those little flowers.
How to make word stickers on Cricut
Many of you like to use only words to label and organize pantries, bathroom cabinets, and closets. It is very popular, and luckily we can choose from great fonts in Design Space.
You can sign up for Cricut Acces. It’s a membership with a lot of benefits. One of them that you’ll have FREE access to Cricut fonts. You can use these to make banners, car decals and T-shirts. Just to name a few projects.
If you use your Cricut often, you might want to become a member.
If you decide that membership is not for you, don’t worry; you still can use these fonts and purchase them before you cut your project.
For this vinyl label tutorial, I used the Annie Leu font.
Let’s make some handwritten labels!
1. Add text and choose a font
- Click on Text. You’ll find the text icon on the left side of the Canvas, as shown in the picture above.
- Type “Cleaner” or any other word in the box. The cursor will be in the box by default. Once you start typing, it might be on top of your design, but don’t worry, we will move it later.
- Choose Annie Leu font by clicking on the font box. It is located on the top left of the Canvas.
2. Ungroup and edit your text
Any word you write in the Cricut Design Space is grouped by default. Sometimes the letters look too separate or way too close to each other.
I found the Anne Leu font a little too separate. Once you cut it, the letters will be separate, and you have to have a lot of patience to transfer and align them on the jars or plastic containers.
So to avoid this separation, let’s adjust our word.
- Select the word and click on Ungroup on the right top of the canvas, as shown in the picture above.
- Now you can click and drag each letter to the desired place. Once all letters are connected, and you are happy with how it looks.
- Select all and click on Weld. You don’t want to skip this step because this will merge the letters, and Cricut will cut it as one project.
Repeat the process, create as many font stickers as you want, then send it to make it.
3. Cut, weed, and transfer the word sticker
Follow the cutting process just like you did with the other labels.
Words are fairly easy to weed. So I didn’t even have to use my weeding tool. Slowly peel the “negative” pieces away from the protective sheet.
Use a transfer tape if needed, but I was able to transfer the font stickers without it.
How to use Cricut labels
Did you know that there are projects for you to use in Cricut Design?
These projects are ready to be cut. However, you can change colors, resize and make minor adjustments before cutting.
- Click on Projects on the left side of the screen.
- Write “label” in the box next to the top of the canvas.
- Browse the projects.
Once you click on your favorite label-making project, it will bring up a window with a description, a list of materials you’ll need, and detailed instructions on how to finish your labels.
How to make vinyl labels with Cricut experience
I love love love how my labels turned out! I hope you’ll love yours too!
I mean, how many different ways you can customize and organize every closet, kitchen, bathroom, and playrooms.
Choose my Free pantry label templates, a beautiful font, or a label maker project from Design Space and craft today!
Are you a visual learner? Check out the quick video I made about the process here.
Don’t put away your Cricut; check out these other cool crafts:
- Make an iron-on shirt.
- Choose the perfect decal size for a shirt.
- Make cute banners for every party.
Have fun and Happy crafting! You can also PIN it for later and come back for the detailed instructions on how to make a vinyl label.