How To Create Transfer Tape Labels. Amazing DIY!

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These transfer tape labels are so easy to make! I love having everything as organized as possible. Don’t you? That’s why when I learned about this DIY, I was so excited to try it. A few months ago, I finally got my crafting cabinets organized and couldn’t be happier with them. 

Don’t you hate it when your things are not as organized as they can be? This month, I’m on a mission to label all of my baking containers since I managed to organize that cabinet.

Transfer Tape Labels

How To Easily Create Your Own Transfer Tape Labels

Why buy labels when you can make them yourself? I love learning about DIY hacks that work and are super easy too! Why pay for labels if you can make your own! You are going to love this one!

In my kitchen, I have many canisters for various reasons. First, I have my display canisters that sit on top of my counters, and they are the most expensive and prettiest. Then, I have canisters and plastic containers to store flour, sugar, and other condiments I use for baking.

This is where I started labeling. Since they are hidden inside the pantry, I thought it would be a good way to test the waters and see what style, color, and typeface I wanted to use for the rest of them. 

This is the type of plastic canister I’m talking about. They are perfect for housing all of my baking goods, and they stay fresh and clean too! I love the lids that snap on. Everything stays so fresh and lasts so much longer too. 

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Transfer Tape Labels Instructions

This was my first attempt at making these transfer labels, and I learned a lot about the do’s and don’ts, so it was a good lesson that I was excited to pass along to you too! So let’s get started with the instructions! 

The first thing you will need to do is: 

1 – Decide what you want to label. Get them all organized. 

2 – Clean the surfaces of all debris. You don’t want to place the labels on greasy canisters. 

3 – Have a program installed like Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, or any text editor that you can print from. 

4 – Once you have it ready, decide which canister you want to label first and choose the wording you want it to say.

5 – Don’t get too wordy – something short and sweet to describe the canister’s contents. 

6 – Choose which font and lettering size you want to use. Make sure you have the right size lettering and style by printing a test sheet. 

7 – Once you have decided and are sure you are happy with your style and size, place clear transparent tape across the lettering. Make sure your tape is wide enough to cover all the letters. If you printed past the size, you could always add a little extra tape to cover the words.

8 – With your scissors, carefully cut around the wording, leaving some extra space on the sides of the words and the top and bottom. 

9 – Take an object like an old credit card or the end of a wooden spoon and rub the lettering onto the label. You want to make sure the ink firmly adheres. 

10 – Soak the letters in warm water for at least 2 minutes, then remove them from the water.

11 – Now, you have to remove the paper from the tapped letters. I like to take a wet rag and rub the paper off. You can use your fingers as well. 

12 – Make sure all the paper backing from the label is removed from the tape. 

13 – Place on your canister. Make sure it’s centered and positioned where you want it. You will have a minute to adjust the label before it adheres permanently to the canister. 

14 –  Done! Let it dry for at least an hour before touching it. 

Here are some images of the process. 

Transfer Tape Labels
Transfer Tape Labels

You might mess up the first time, but don’t let that stop you! They really are easy to make. 

Transfer Tape Labels
Transfer Tape Labels

You can use these transfer tape labels on so many things around your home. 

Transfer Tape Labels

You can decide how dark or light you want the labels to be. It all depends on how you print them.

Transfer Tape Labels

I tried experimenting with different shades of gray and back. I love that you get to decide just how light or dark you make them. You can use color too! And, if you don’t like the way the label looks, you can easily remove it while it’s wet and start over. 

Transfer Tape Labels
Transfer Tape Labels

After playing around and testing some label designs, I finally made one I love! I can’t wait to do the rest of them now! The nice thing is you can keep making them until they turn out to be just what you want! Then, if you make a mistake, remove it and start over. 

Transfer Tape Labels

I’m so excited to create more! I have so many containers and canisters that need labeling. 

Transfer Tape Labels

I hope you get to enjoy these labels soon too. The possibilities are endless! Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below! 

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  1. I LOVE THIS!! Where do I purchase Transfer Tape and does it come in large sheets that can be cut to size?
    Once I get My hands on some I will label My entire Craft room so each one jumps out and can easily be distinguished!!
    So excited to try this.
    PS The final Font, is gorgeous!! Ccan You please tell Me the name of it?

  2. Hi Michelle! I’m so happy you love the post! I can’t tell you how amazing these labels are. I’m having so much fun creating them. Your craft room will be transformed! How exciting! I had a link in my post where I got mine from Amazon. I think they have so much to choose from so that’s awesome! You can also check Walmart too but I don’t think they have as many choices as Amazon does for the tape. The font is called Aulyars. I love it because it comes with so many beautiful swashes too. I think if you google it, you should be able to find it for free too. Thanks so much for stopping by. I love hearing from folks!
    Carolann xo

  3. Your labels are amazing and I love them. They are so creative and you’ve taken a plain jane label idea and made it look elegant!

  4. What fun! And a brilliant tutorial too. Once you start labeling, you will never stop.

  5. What a cool idea, I love that you don’t need any fancy craft tools to do it. I am definitely trying this soon.

  6. This is a brilliant idea. Too bad that I have just placed pretty labels on all my craft containers. With the exception of Two, I ran out of labels yesterday and it cost $19 for another package.

    What I like most about these labels is your not restricted by size. Pinning.

  7. Hi Leanna, Wow, they can be expensive that’s for sure. That’s why I was so pleased to be able to make these labels with no cost at all. I love how they turned out. You get better at doing them after the first two lol. Thanks so much for pinning xo

  8. This is great. It is so fun to get everything organized and labelled. Your labels are perfect and the font is so fun! Nice job.

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