Today I am going to show you the absolute easiest way to make labels without any fancy photoshop skills. It is super simple and the only program you will need is microsoft word.
The first thing you need to do is download this amazing free font and install it on your computer. This could quite possibly be my favourite font ever and there aren’t even any letters!
This font is made up of shapes, so each letter has a different shape. It is meant for die cutters like a silhouette however it is also super useful for making labels.
The second thing you need to do is find some super cute fonts to use. You can use your stock standard ones or you can download one. These are my two absolute favourites at the moment for making labels. You can download them for free here – Cookie and Lavanderia.
Okay now how to make the labels.
1. Pick out the shape or shapes you want to use. For this label I used No’s 7 & 8.
2. Click on the text box icon and draw a text box. Then select the 09 Kutups font.
3. Next you just need to write the letter or number corresponding with the shape you want to use. I wrote the 8 first. Enlarge the font so it is quite large – I made mine 300.
If you don’t want to add another shape skip to step 6.
4. Make another text box about the same size as the first. Move it so it is right over the top of the other. Now you need to type your second shape, in my case 7.
5. The size for your second shape should be just a little smaller than the first. Mine was 280.
Now you can adjust the colours of your shapes. Select each shape individually and click this button, then pick the colour you want.
6. Next you will need to make one last text box which is a bit smaller than your shape.
7. Pick the font you would like for your text and write your label.
8. If you want to make more than 1 label, select all 3 text boxes and click copy, then paste them further down the page. You can then change the text in each one
9. This will make some large labels, if you want them smaller just change the size of your fonts.
10. Now all you need to do is print them out.
You have a couple of options when printing out your labels. You can print them onto cardboard and use them as they are. You can print them onto paper, cut them out then laminate them or your can print them directly onto sticky labels like these.
There is also a couple of options when attaching them. You can use mounting tape, sticky velcro spots, hot glue, or punch some holes and tie it on with ribbon or twine.
The options are endless with this amazing font, I would love to see what you come up with.
So… What are you going to label first? I hope this tutorial helps takes your organisation projects from wow to WOW!