I am excited to share these beautiful DIY Minimalist Pantry labels with you and how you can create your own gorgeous labels. And the great thing is you can customize them to organize any area of your home.
I am on a mission to organize the places of my home that have been, shall we say, irritatingly messy and disorganized. I often start off with good intentions and make attempts at organization but later find that my attempts need to be re-evaluated. As you can plainly see, my pantry is one of those places.
So I have been looking into organizing my pantry and tackling a complete remodel (look for the BIG REVEAL in a later post!). I am always drawn to simple, clean lines. Obviously, my pantry does not currently have clean lines…HAHA.
Choosing a Minimalist Style
As I have mentioned before, I love a minimalist, organized feel — not too much to overwhelm my senses, everything in its place, findable and relevant. I am pretty laid back so it can take me a while to realize just how much a disorganized space is irritating me, but once I realize it, there is no going back. Living in a small house makes staying organized even more essential to my overall emotional well-being. It seems I am constantly reorganizing and getting rid of “extra stuff” we don’t use or need. If it hasn’t been used or there is no space for it, it gets recycled or given away.
Once I organize a space, I realize just how much it makes me feel accomplished and free to create. My current pantry does not meet any of those standards! It is currently an organizational nightmare! Believe it or not, I actually did a pantry overhaul a few years ago, but several years of use have led to this disarray, and it is time for a complete re-do!
Choosing the right labels
My search for how to make this pantry once again organized lead me to these sweet minimalist labels. I am determined to use these in my pantry remodel. I found beautiful examples on Pinterest and even ones for sale on Etsy. Because I want to keep this pantry remodel budget to a minimum, I decided labels were something I could totally do myself.
My husband, Eric, recommended Avery Labels and told me just how easy they were to create. Avery has a website, Avery.com, with templates you can use. They provide downloads to use with Microsoft Word, Adobe programs (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), and Apple Pages.
How to Create Labels with Avery
I happen to have Adobe InDesign, so that is how I made my labels. You simply download the template, create your font, size, and spacing to your own specifications, then print and, Ta-Da!
The End Result
I decided to go with Avery 3″ x 3″ Waterproof Labels. Amazon and Walmart carry Avery Labels. However, our local Walmart did not have the waterproof ones, so I ordered mine from Amazon.
It seemed wise to go with waterproof since they were going to be placed on my canisters. The truth is, I tend to be a messy cook and want to preserve the labels as long as possible.
I am thrilled at how they turned out and can’t wait to finish the pantry remodel!
If you want this look but don’t have time to create them for yourself, check out Etsy.com. Search “minimalist pantry labels” to find multiple shops selling beautiful pantry labels; just choose the one that fits your style.
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