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Pantry Labels: Organize Your Kitchen, Free Printable Labels

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In this post: Pantry labels are super useful for easily identifying a containers contents. Plus there are some really pretty ones you can buy – or make!


A while back, I was inspired to create some pretty pantry labels for our kitchen and bathroom. And today I’m sharing them as a free printable download for regular printers and as a cut file for cutting machines.

Plus, I’m sharing a few options for pantry labels, and where to find great pantry labels if you don’t want to make your own!

printed pantry labels on table with scissors and tulips with text overlay

Spring is a great time to get organized. That’s why it’s called spring cleaning, right? 

It’s also a lovely time to pretty up your pantry storage with pantry labels!

Why Pantry Labels?

Well, beyond the obvious reasons for using pantry labels – ease of finding things in the pantry – pantry labels can also make a kitchen and pantry look prettier! 

Want to know how to organize your pantry? Check out our post, 5 Steps to a More Organized Pantry

free pantry labels on table with scissors and tulips for spring

What Pantry Containers Do You Use?

Which containers you choose for your kitchen and pantry depend on what sort of things you’re storing, your budget and what look you like. 

In our old kitchen, we didn’t have a pantry, or much room for storage, so I kept my most-used dry goods like rice flour, tapioca starch and white sugar in Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill jars on the counter. 

anchor hocking jars with clear pantry labels on steel counter

But at this house, we have more kitchen storage, as well as additional storage in the laundry room.

In the kitchen cupboard, we use these great OXO Good Grips containers for those same dry goods:

Oxo Containers with Label Maker Labels in cabinet

And in the laundry room, we use pails with gamma seal lids for our bulk dry goods. (The same white pails as the ones on our pantry shelves in our old kitchen, shown below.)

rolling pantry shelves

5 Different Pantry Labels Options

There are many ways that you could label your pantry and kitchen storage containers. These four are my favorite:

1. Label Maker

You could create very simple, neat and tidy labels using a basic label maker, like the Dymo Label Manager. This is what we’ve used in our kitchen pantry cupboards at this house. 

2. Erasable Labels

Amazon has several erasable label options. Like these waterproof transparent labels with erasable black chalk pen!

Plus your local Kitchen Stuff Plus, Bed, Bath and Beyond and stores like Homesense will likely have plenty to choose from as well!

3. Chalkboard Labels

Also erasable, chalkboard labels are a fun way to label your pantry supplies. You can label them with regular chalk for temporary use, or with longer-lasting chalk markers

4. Avery Printable Labels

Of course, if you’re handy with Word, you can create your own printable labels in just about any shape and size, thanks to Avery’s wide selection of printable labels

5. Printable Sticker Paper

Or if you like to design things and want something more custom (or you use our printable template below), Silhouette makes clear printable sticker paper that works great for pantry labels!

printed pantry labels with scissors, plus other labels and label maker


DIY Fancy Pantry Labels Using Sticker Paper, a Printer and Scissors

Supplies

Instructions

1. Download the Fancy Pantry Labels PDF (above). 

2. Load one sheet of Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper into your inkjet printer. Make sure it is loaded correctly for your machine (face up or face down).

3. Open the Labels PDF that you downloaded. 

4. Print on your printer. 

5. Cut out by hand with scissors. You can either cut on the fancy line, or just outside it. 

diy pantry labels with scissors and tulips


DIY Fancy Pantry Labels Using Printable Sticker Paper and a Silhouette Machine

Originally, I created these labels with my Silhouette machine. 

Please note that this project requires a basic working knowledge of Silhouette’s Print and Cut feature. If you have issues with that, please see Silhouette’s instructions with how to use Print and Cut files!

Silhouette Fancy Pantry Labels in Studio

Supplies

Instructions

  1. Load one sheet of Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper into your inkjet printer. Make sure it is loaded correctly for your machine (face up or face down).
  2. Download and open the Basic Fancy Pantry Labels in the Silhouette Studio® software. It should give you the 8.5 x 11 portrait setting with Show Print Border and Show Cut Border checked on the Design Page Settings tab. If not make sure to select those settings. Note you can change the words and definitions in Studio before printing if desired.
  3. In the Silhouette Studio® software, click on File -> Print. Find your printer and select the correct settings (portrait, etc.). Then print out one copy of the labels.
  4. On the Cut Settings tab in Silhouette Studio® select Clear Sticker Paper from the Material Type list.
  5. Adjust ratchet blade on your machine as indicated in Studio. Tip: I usually set mine about 2 numbers higher than the recommendation. Perhaps it’s just my machine or my blade but that’s what seems to work best.
  6. Using a Silhouette mat, load the now-printed sticker paper sheet onto your Silhouette. (If you are unsure how to do this, please refer to your Silhouette instructions or Google how to do it.)
  7. Click Send to Silhouette in the Studio software. The machine will do the rest.

Free Fancy Pantry Labels SVG Cut File

If you have a Cricut, here’s an SVG file you can use to download the pretty labels! 

Then just print and cut following your Cricut directions for sticker paper!

printable pantry labels img


Premade Pantry Labels

Don’t Want to DIY? Here’s where to get some really pretty pantry labels already made! 

No matter which method or type of labels you choose, when you’ve bought or created them, just peel and stick on your clean containers!

printed pantry labels and jars with labels on them

Care tip: Since these are printed on an inkjet printer, the ink will wipe off. Please be careful when wiping your labels. Use a dry cloth whenever possible. Worst case if you ruin them? Just print and cut some more!

What do you think? Pretty storage labels and containers make kitchen work so much better, yes?


More Spring Crafts

For more Spring Crafts and DIY Projects, visit my blog friends:

Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring DIY or Craft projects with you! Be sure to see what they are sharing by clinking the links below the images.

DIY Printed Seasonal Pillows at The Happy Housie
Spring Bulb Arrangement at Modern Glam
Wood Burned Cutting Board at Cassie Bustamante
DIY Antiqued Vase Effect at Craftberry Bush

Macrame Jar Cover at Place of My Taste
DIY Bird’s Nest at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Painted Wooden Bowls at Zevy Joy
White Washed Terra Cotta Pots at She Gave it a Go

Hand Stamped Napkins at Paint Me Pink
Spring Letter Board Bunny at Life is a Party
DIY Pantry Labels at Home Made Lovely
DIY Pot Painting with Texture at Hallstrom Home

Anthropologie Inspired Basket Planters with Legs at Tatertots and Jello
Simple Hanging Egg Tree at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Dollar Tree Macrame Vase at The DIY Mommy
Dollar Store DIY Line Art Floral Panel at Lemon Thistle
DIY Paint Dipped Vases at Southern State of Mind

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Comments

  1. Dana says

    Thank you! I love your labels. I don’t think I’d ever have taken the time to do it on my Silhouette but thanks to you, I don’t have to!

  2. Dezignable says

    Thanks for posting this! I think adding the labels changes the overall look so much and refreshes the jars! Can’t wait to try it out

  3. marcia says

    I have a silhouette cameo. i was trying download to my computer… but cannot. once again i am blaming the mac, but perhaps it’s me. any tips?

    • Shannon says

      I don’t have a Mac, so I’m not sure. Do you have Silhouette Studio installed? Do you know if Silhouette Studio files from a PC are compatible with a Mac?

  4. Dorelle Andersen says

    Shannon I have a Silhouette Cameo however when I try to either open (nothing happens) or save it says download complete but when I go to download and try to open then no images appear just some gobblygook that looks like coding or such What am I doing wrong. I wanted to print some of these for party favours. So sorry to bother you so long after this post I notice in the comments some of your other readers had trouble with the downloads too.

    • Shannon says

      Silhouette files can ONLY be opened in Silhouette Studio. To open the file you need to click on the link, right click to save to your computer. Then from within Silhouette Studio open the file. (It will likely be in your Downloads folder.) You would then need to follow Silhouette’s print and cut feature instructions. (I have added them above in very basic terms. For further instructions you could Google “Silhouette Print and Cut”.)

  5. Pamela Kenagy says

    I joined you the other day but don’t know how to sign into my account. Can you help me with that please?
    Thanks so much!

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