Happy Saturday everyone! I'm glad it's the weekend, and Mother's Day weekend at that! It's been a busy day around here, as we have been trying to work on our first ever vegetable garden. We are currently being stalled with a thunder shower, which means I have a few moments to get a blog post up while my little guys are napping.
In continuation of my most recent blog posts, I want to share one of my latest projects with you. I spent the week blogging about some of my favorite cleaners. I shared what I use as a laminate floor cleaner, a window and glass cleaner, a furniture polish, an all purpose cleaner and a kitchen cleaner. Recently, I decided to make labels for all of my cleaners.
All of the spray bottles I use for my cleaners are mostly recycled Method cleaning bottles and a few Mrs. Meyers cleaning bottles. I've been using homemade cleaners for for a few years, but it wasn't until recently that I decided it was time to take off the original labels and replace them with my own. I figured it was time for someone other than myself to know what was in each bottle.
I don't know about you, but I pay attention to packaging. Sometimes I even pay a little more for something if it catches my eye. In fact, sometimes I will even want to use something more if it is appealing to look at! And that, dear readers, is the main reason I decided to make attractive labels for my homemade cleaners.
- Google background images. I was looking for grey chevron or yellow demask.
- Copy and paste image into Microsoft Word (landscape format with .5 margins) and adjust size.
- Create a text box. Center and adjust size over the background image. Fill in with a color.
- Create a second text box slightly smaller than the first. Center and place over the first text box.
- Create a third text box with no lines and no fill. Center and place over the second text box.
- In the third text box, create the text in the center of the text box.
- Once entire label is complete, copy and paste entire label multiple times. I was able to fit three labels on one page.
- Go back to each label and change the text for each cleaner.
- Save and Print.
- Cut out label.
- Cut out clear contact paper to fit label. Contact paper can be found at Walmart near the laundry and organizing sections. I usually find it in the same are as shelf organizers.
- Cover label with contact paper and stick to the spray bottle.
- NOTE: The smaller spray bottle with the grey and chevron label was made a little differently. I looked for free shapes online to find that particular shape on the label and then copied and pasted it into a text box.
Of course, the way I made my labels was not the only way to make labels for cleaning spray bottles. Here are a few other ideas that would also work.
- Make a plain white label on the computer. Stick it to a strip of scrapbook paper or construction paper. Laminate it or put contact paper over it, stick it to the bottle
- Buy attractive labels off of Etsy in a printable PDF file.
- Use chalkboard paint to paint a label, and then a white paint marker for the text.
- Make a tag, laminate it, and tie the tag around the top of the bottle.
- Washi tape could also be used in someway to dress up the bottle.
- Buy cute labels from a craft store. Target had these in their Dollar Deals last week, so I picked some up to use on the glass cleaning jars I use for laundry soap.
As long as the finished spray bottle has the correct label on it and looks somewhat appealing to the eye, then I say the project is a success!