Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Label vinyl canisters

I always stock up on flour and sugar (white, brown, and powdered) when they go on sale. I was then left with chaos in my dry baking goods because there were multiple bags opened and spills even though I tried putting them in plastic bags and other solutions. We also had a bad ant problem last year which included that shelf. Some how granulated sugar drew in crowds of ants-imagine that! So I knew I had to do something. I had already wanted to try vinyl with my Cricut and was planning on labeling my counter canisters so I decided to get a better solution for the flour and granulated sugar.

I got two large glass containers from Walmart. They were on sale I believe for $7-9 each. I made sure before I cut the vinyl that I cut them out of scrap paper first and instead of transfer tape I used purple (cause I love that color) masking tape. I used my Cherry Limeaide Cricut cartridge. I was lucky because I didn't measure the pantry and they fit perfectly inside. Here's what they look like:
They each hold about 4-5 bags.

The canisters on my counter.

14 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Cute! Love the Cherry Limeade cart.

www.apronsandapples@blogspot.com said...

Now I am so so curious as to how that whole vinyl thing works. Do tell! I don't have a cricut but I do have a slice. How do you do it? Thanks! Maybe you could do a guest post for me with tutorial on the whole vinyl and cutting machine thing! Kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com

Jordan McCollum said...

Cute! I hate having to explain which canister things are in (it's the third one. No. From the other end. No, third. Here, just let me get it.)

@A&A--I'm sure Brooke would LOVE to guest post. She might not be available until after she has her baby (she's due a week from Friday!). Be sure to also check out her series on using the Cricut--it might have some ideas on how you can use your Slice for vinyl!

Angela Bricker said...

So cute! I've been wanting to do this forever and just haven't got around to it-love it!

Keshet said...

These are adorable!

Laurie said...

So cute! Love it!

Anita S. said...

Those are perfect! I too buy baking supplies in bulk - I will have to check out Wally world for those canisters. Perfect!

Heather Landry said...

This is such a fun post! I LOVE those canisters too. I also buy in bulk and have been keeping mine in ugly plastic containers.

Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

This is super cute. I need to label my dry goods so I don't get the bisquick confused with the flour!

Kim said...

They turned out very cute! Wish I had some!

Michelle said...

what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;)

--Michelle

Lindsay said...

Followed you from I heart Nap Time. Love this idea. Isn't labeling the best?! You did a really great job!

Chelsea said...

Super CUTE!! I love this idea, makes me want to do it to mine! :)

Tammie said...

Oh my goodness. What's wrong with me? Why didn't I think of this? I have clear glass canisters on my counter and NEVER thought to use my silhouette and vinyl to label them. Duh! Thank's for posting this!

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