March 27, 2018  

DIY Labels Using Wooden Gift Tags

Organize your space with these cute DIY labels!

When it comes to organizing projects, a pretty label is like the cherry on top. Nothing beats a beautifully organized space complete with adorable DIY labels!

As you saw in last week’s post about my nursery dresser organization ideas, I’ve been busy organizing Chloe’s nursery lately. When we moved the dresser/changing table into the nursery closet, I kept the existing closet shelf and filled it with a row of these pretty storage bins. These bins are the perfect place to store outgrown clothes and extra diapering supplies.

Now that we’ve been using these storage bins for a while and I’ve figured out what works best to store in each of them, I whipped up some cute coral DIY labels. I love that the wood makes them very durable. It will also be simple to change the vinyl lettering if/when our storage needs change in this room.

Let me show you how I made these cute labels!

A huge thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this project. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.

DIY Labels Tutorial


Supply List


1 | Paint

Paint your wooden tags using a small foam brush. A couple coats of paint on each side will do it.

I chose this Maxx Gloss paint because it’s very durable and extra glossy. And I love this “Juicy Melon” color!

DIY Labels Made With Wood Painted Coral

2 | Cut Vinyl Lettering

Cut out vinyl lettering using your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Decide what you want each label to say and design the lettering in your machine’s design software. Make sure you “weld” the letters together so any overlapping letters combine into one shape.

Silhouette Cutting Machine Making DIY Labels Out Of Vinyl

3 | Stick Lettering Onto The Labels

Peel the lettering off of the vinyl sheet. You may need to “weed” the excess vinyl around the letters first, but this cursive font was easy enough for me to pull up with my fingers without any “weeding”.

Weeding Vinyl Letters Made With Silhouette Machine

Vinyl Letters Cut With Silhouette Machine

Center your words on the labels and stick down firmly.

DIY Labels Made With Wood & Vinyl Lettering

4 |  Tie Onto Bins

Use thin ribbon or string to tie your new labels onto the handles of your storage bins. I made my ribbon long enough so the labels hang just below the handle opening.

Wood DIY Label Hanging On Aqua Storage Bin

What do you think of these DIY labels? I love the pop of coral they add to the storage bins in our nursery closet!

Organized Nursery Closet

And here’s a sneak peek of the opposite side of Chloe’s nursery. Of course, I labeled these storage bins, too!

Organized Nursery Dresser Blue Pink

Hopefully, this post inspires you to make your own DIY labels! Making durable wooden labels tied with a bit of ribbon makes it super simple to switch the labels around to different storage bins. And you can easily replace the vinyl lettering as your organizing needs change.

Where will you use these DIY labels in your house?

For more organizing inspiration, check out my tips for nursery dresser organization ideas!

organized dresser drawer with baby clothes

Have a great day!




A huge thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this project. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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