DIY Canister Labels

Julie Briggs
by Julie Briggs
Last week I made these cute DIY labels for my new glass canisters using PicMonkey, and today PicMonkey featured my project on their blog! How awesome is that?
Here's how I did it:
I recently mounted an open shelf above my kitchen window, and I picked up some glass canisters to store my baking supplies in and stash on the shelf. After I accidentally used cornstarch instead of baking powder in a recipe (DOH!), I thought it might be a good idea to label them.

My handwriting is so embarrassing that I didn't want use store bought labels that I would have to write on, so I decided to make them using PicMonkey. It ended up being a pretty fast and easy project!
I have 3 different sized jars, so I ended up making templates for 3 sizes of labels, using using the “Amatic Small Caps” font (in BOLD). I printed them up on regular white paper on my ancient black and white printer in my office.
Surprisingly, it didn’t take long at all to get them done
I used ModPodge and a foam brush to cover the back of each label, being careful to cover the entire surface.
Once I had the label positioned where I wanted it, I coated the top with more ModPodge.
Then I carefully cleaned up the edges with a damp paper towel.
They dried in a just few minutes and it worked perfectly.
Want to steal them? You can head over to my website and download the PDFs.

I linked this project up to the blog party - which has some really cool projects posted this week, by the way. :-)
Julie Briggs
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Ric29408669 Ric29408669 on Aug 22, 2017
    What is PicMonkey? And how do I get it?

  • Ka Ka on Sep 23, 2019

    I have no idea what a picmonaey is? I love what you did though!

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Mar 03, 2016
    Ooo I really like these! Ive been wanting to do something like this!

  • Suzy3a Suzy3a on Jan 03, 2018
    I've seen these labels before and loved them. I have just created my own templet for them and will share if anyone wants one. Thanks for the inspiration. I am removing part of the outside wall of my pantry to insert shelves between the studs to put these on as I have seen here on another post. Heading to the Dollar or Family Store to see if they still have the jars!

    • Jane Jane on Aug 24, 2020

      can i have the template please x