Learn how to make basement tote labels with your Cricut machine! Today, I wanted to share with you an easy way to create these label totes with your Cricut machine.
My favorite tip for basement storage is to use clear plastic containers to store everything. Adding labels is great just to identify the collection of things that you are wanting to organize.
By doing so, they will look more beautiful and organized. More so, it can save you time in the future, as you do not need to exert effort in identifying what’s inside every time you are looking for something.
Labels are also crucial for basement totes, especially for long-term storage where you might forget what you are trying to store.
Whether you have a regular label maker or a Cricut machine (Cricut Joy, Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Maker, or Silhouette machine), having machine labeled totes make things look neat and organized. There are so many things to do with Cricut, and one of them is creating beautiful labels. With Cricut, labels may be made in any size and color, and the font can be changed easily.
Today I'm going to show you how I use my Cricut cutting machine in creating labels for basement totes and storage containers. What's more? It's possible to design these labels in practically any size, color, and font combination you choose!
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Getting the Right Vinyl for Making Labels
Don't make the same mistake I did. I purchased bulk vinyl thinking I'd have a weekend to work on labels. I purchased the WRONG vinyl because the pens and markers were used on permanent non-writable vinyl that made my labels smear. You should be sure to NOT confuse these two vinyls below.
Cricut vinyl comes in a variety of flavors: heat transfer, permanent vinyl, removable vinyl, and permanent writable vinyl.
Here are some options for writable vinyl that I've collected that include Cricut brand and off-brand versions (often advertised as matte vinyl) that will allow you to use markers and pens with your crafting machines.
Using labels to organize your storage, such as basement tote great way to save time and money, and thanks to Cricut, you can make them more creative! Also, the possibilities are endless, whether you want the material to be on paper or vinyl material.
Normal labels such as paper labels are easy to make and stick on your desired location or storage. While if you want to be on the trend, use a vinyl material as it acts as a sticker label that is popular nowadays.
You can also make stickers that have separated letters in Cricut. Cricut is best used when creating them as they cut cleanly and uniformly than cutting your labels by hand. In addition, it may be problematic to do hand cutting you are into cutting complicated letters or numbers.
Link to Basement Label Design
If you like my design, here's the link to the Cricut file that you can use and customize yourself with the name of what you want to store.
Using Cricut Design Space Settings for Making Labels
Using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you can use Cricut Design Space to go through an extensive library of pre-designed projects such as labels. If you have a Silhouette Cameo, you can do the same thing!
Cricut Design Space has a simple interface, user-friendly and easy to use for making labels. To make your labels using the Design Space, type out the texts you want to put on your labels and select your designed font from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Choose from a collection of free and paid fonts included with Cricut Design Space, or load your own.
Best Pens and Markers for Basement Tote Labels Using Crafting Machine
There are many uses for Cricut Pens, such as writing messages on cards and gift tags, drawing doodles, and creating your labels. Here is the list of some of the best pens and markers you can use when creating labels with Cricut:
Gel and Glitter Pens
Cricut Gel Pens will be ideal for you if you like a vibrant label for your labels. This pen has silky-smooth gel ink that is vibrant and bold to look suitable for decorating papercrafts and home decor. But you have to keep in mind that these are not suggested for use on shiny or textured surfaces.
If you're looking to add a dash of glitz, these metallic markers can do the trick. They include bold and saturated strokes that provide gorgeous color, dazzle and shine to your labels or other projects.
Multi-Pen Set, Black
You can never go wrong with black as it's versatile and can be paired with almost anything (except if you have black containers). And with this Cricut Black Multi Pen Set, you can enjoy glitter gel, markers, and calligraphy tips as it is all available in various sizes and styles in this set.
This set includes One 0.8 tip glitter gel, one 1.0 tip marker, one 0.4 tip, and two 2.0 calligraphy tip pens. They are also ideal in both simplicity of use and safety as these pens are water-based, acid-free, non-toxic, and permanent after drying.
Before and After Labeling Basement Totes
I wanted to share with you the before and after for labeling our basement totes.
Before, I used handwritten, chalk-paint labels which I thought would be great because I could just erase the labels. Turns out that I preferred just to remove them completely. I also didn't like my handwriting being all over the place.
From far away, this is what the basement storage looks like:
You can learn how we made our basement storage from just 2x4s here.
I love how uniform the basement totes look after using the Cricut machine for it.
Everything just looks more readable and I can just remove them when I'm done.
Here are the clear storage totes:
And here is what it looks like afterwards.
How to Make Labels for Basement Totes and Storage Containers
I’m sharing with you the supplies and instructions needed to make labels for basement totes and other storage containers.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the easiest and most popular things to do with your Cricut Machine is to make labels, whether for your storage, files, or other things you want to identify easily.
It’s a fun and beautiful way to create labels using your Cricut machine. Unlike simply cutting your crafts or labels, Cricut can give a clean and uniform cut, so it is perfect and ideal when you want to make labels.
There are tons of designs and fonts to create your labels in Cricut Design Space. You can also choose many materials for your Cricut labels, such as paper, vinyl, or even Fabric. If you want a unique style, you can also use your Cricut pens and Markers for your labels.
There are various Cricut Machine Types to use when making your labels. Some of them are Cricut Maker 3, Cricut Joy, and Cricut Explore.
However, if you are looking for the best one, Cricut Maker 3 is the best Cricut Machine for Making Labels. It’s faster to do your cutting than other types, so it will save you more time in creating your labels. Also, if you are fed up with using cutting mats, you can opt not to use one if you are using Cricut Smart Materials.
The only disadvantages of the Cricut Maker 3 are that it’s pricy and only runs at high speed with smart materials.
If you are looking for affordability and budget-friendly way to cut labels with Cricut, choose Cricut Joy. Cricut Joy is a brand-new, low-cost vinyl cutter and an excellent machine for making labels. It is small, so it is portable and lightweight - easy to pack and carry for those on the go.
Summary About Label Making with Cricut
Labels are vital as they provide information and identification for your basement totes or storage containers. When you use Cricut in making your labels, you can create it in practically any size, color, and font combination you choose with Cricut Design Space. Using your Cricut, you can also use various types of materials for your labels, such as papers and vinyl (the most popular these days for labels)
It’s easy to create your labels with Cricut as it has a user-friendly application named Cricut Design Space. When choosing your designs, Cricut has many free and paid fonts, or you can even you’re your own. If you want to create unique labels, you can also use Cricut Pens and Markers.
Unlike simply cutting your crafts or labels, Cricut will give a clean and uniform cut, so it is excellent and ideal when you want to make labels. You can also choose various machine types of Cricut for your labels, such as Cricut Maker 3 or Cricut Joy which is a practical machine if you love doing your work on the go as it is small and portable.
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