As promised I’m back with the FREE download of the cut files for the spice jar labels I designed.
As mentioned in my tutorial post for the Easy Built-in Spice Rack Ikea Hack, the reason I waited so long to share the details in a formal post was because I wanted to create labels for my spice jars.
I was waiting for just the inspiration to hit me and I think these perfectly suit the look I was hoping for.
These do take a little bit of effort to create, but if you are lucky enough to have access to a Silhouette Cameo, it does most of the work for you.
The jars I used are from Penzey’s Spices. Some of the jars I removed the existing labels and some I purchased empty. You can purchase them at your local store or here’s the link.) There spices and spice blends are fantastic.
Here are a few quick tips.
The most important tip for these particular cut files is to use the highest quality vinyl. I started with some white vinyl I had in my stash. I don’t know for sure, but I’m pretty certain it was actually Silhouette vinyl. When I ran out, I went to my local craft store and purchased white Cricut vinyl. Honestly, that product so awful. I had no idea it would be thin and so cheaply made. The vinyl was just too flimsy for this project and the paper backing wanted to peel away from the transfer paper and not the vinyl. I finally gave up and went to Hobby Lobby and purchased The Paper Studio brand self-adhesive vinyl. It was much better.
Begin by cutting out the individual spice circles with scissors. Using a weeding tool, lift off the outer circle.
Then carefully start weeding the inside. If the spice name has an “i” you will likely need to hold the tool on top of the dot to keep it in place.
Next weed out the center of the letters.
Cut a piece of transfer paper the size of the label and burnish on top. Remove backing and apply onto jar.
To keep the jar from sliding around while adhering the label, I used a spoon rest under towel.
Make sure you burnish the label firmly to transfer it to the jar.
I found it helpful to lift and roll the transfer paper down instead of any other direction. Can’t really explain why, but this seemed to be the best motion. Especially for the labels with the small additional words like powder, etc.
I love that you can clearly see the spices!
I must warn you up front, the labels with the extra words like powder or seasoning were a bit frustrating to work with. The size of the current labels now work without too much trouble, but I would hesitate to reduce the size of these files.
This is also why I duplicated some of the labels without those words on the first file.
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You can download this file with the most common spices HERE.
This file contains the extra small descriptive words and a few of my favorite spice blends from Penzey’s. If there are some you don’t or won’t use, just delete them before you cut the file.
You can download the more complex designs HERE.
I hope you enjoy these labels and I’d love to see yours displayed! Send me a photo!
Be sure to check out my tutorial for building an Easy Built-in Spice Rack Ikea Hack if you need a handy place to store your spices.