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How to Organize Your Space and Make Labels with Cricut

How to Organize Your Space and Make Labels with Cricut

Ever wonder how to make labels with your Cricut? I’ll take you step-by-step through this easy process so you can start designing your own labels with your Cricut.

organized fridge

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Did you know you can use your Cricut machines to do more than craft projects? They’re great to use for organizational projects as well. You can even make labels with them! I have two areas in my kitchen that are struggling for a makeover – my refrigerator and my pantry. Since the fridge is in dire shape, I started there. I struggle with a lack of space for fresh fruits and vegetables so today I’m bringing some much needed organization to this area. Come along as I show you just how easy it is to use your machine as a Cricut Label Maker.

One of the first things I did was grab an assortment of containers from my local HomeGoods. If you’re doing a project like this, a helpful his is to take a photo of the inside of your fridge before you go to the store and measure your shelves too!

This way you can visualize the way you want your containers and plastic bin to look and where you want them to go. Oh and bring that tape measure with you when you go shopping.

To make labels you can use your Cricut Make, Cricut Explore Air or even a Cricut Joy.

For this project, I used my Cricut Joy just because I could bring it right into the kitchen while I crafted. I set everything up on my kitchen island so I could work uninterrupted on this project. Honestly, one of my favorite ways to work on craft project is right at that island.

I even used Design Space right from my phone.

Before we get started, let’s take a look at what my fridge looked like before.  A total mess, right?!

messy fridge

It wasn’t functional. Things got lost behind others and would rot. The kids couldn’t reach their snacks. Heck, I couldn’t find stuff half the time. 

Now here’s the after one more time. 

organized fridge

Hopefully this new setup is going to make  it a little easier to find stuff and know what I have when it comes time to grocery shop each week. 

I love using my Cricut machines to label things around the house so why should my fridge be any different?

We added chickens to our little urban homestead this year and I needed somewhere to store all the eggs these little ladies are laying so I made sure to make a spot specifically for them.

farm fresh eggs container

Even the dog’s food has a special home. I switched them to a raw diet earlier this year and their meals take up a decent amount of space so now they have a designated spot.

dog food container

You can make labels on any of the Cricut Machines you may have but since I was working in the kitchen, the Cricut Joy made the most sense.

It’s my favorite “portable” machine making it easy to craft from anywhere. Even my cat wanted to get in on the crafting. 

Cricut Joy cutting vinyl


It sure can! In fact all of the Cricut cutting machines can be used to make all sorts of labels. Making DIY labels with your Cricut is surprisingly easy and there are many different ways to do it.

You can use vinyl like I did, or design your own cute labels with all different image shapes and use the Cricut Print then Cut function. You can even make your own stickers or handwritten labels if you wanted.

Once you start, you’ll quickly realize how easy it is to make beautiful labels.


Depending on what you’re making labels for you might need a few different things. Since I made labels for plastic bins, I just used permanent Smart Vinyl. 

If I was labeling jars for food storage, I could also use the Print then Cut feature to design my labels then print them out and cut them. Since I’m on a mission to organize my kitchen, this is next so stay tuned for that post.

I’ll take you step-by-step through the process for making labels to affix to things like herbs and spices, grains and more. 

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Cricut Cutting Machine, I used my Cricut Joy
  • Cricut Brand White vinyl, I used the Cricut Smart Vinyl, Permanent but you can totally use different colors
  • Cricut Transfer Tape
  • Cricut Mat
  • Cricut Weeding Tool
  • Cricut Scraper Tool
  • Cricut Light Box


A Cricut is great for organization and can help you organize all areas of your home. Here are a few places you could use a Cricut to make labels and help organize your life. 

  • Your Fridge/freezer like I did here
  • Your Pantry
  • Kids Toys
  • Shoes
  • Books
  • Spice Jars
  • Garage
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Under your bathroom sink
  • Gardening supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Baking Supplies
  • First Aid Supplies

DIY Farmhouse Style Cat Litter Storage Container

Here’s a cat litter storage container a made a few years ago. As you can see the list goes on and on. Whatever you need organized a Cricut can definitely help. 



Today, I’m going to cover making a basic label. Meaning I’m just using vinyl to create my labels. This is great for beginners or for someone who needs a quick and easy project. 

My next post, I’ll dive a little deeper into the label making process and we’ll design and make custom labels using the Print and Cut feature to make organization labels and DIY pantry labels. So let’s get started making labels to organize your fridge.

First, open Cricut Design Space App and figure out what font you want to use for your project. You can get really creative here depending on what your organizing.

Then design your label size. This will vary from container to container designing on the sizes you are using. I made ones that said cheese, snacks, drinks, etc. 

Next cut labels. My husband and kids have a tendency to just stuff things in the fridge wherever they can fit. So now everything has a designated space that not only saves me time looking for things but helps my sanity. I hate a messy fridge. 

Once my labels were created, I printed them out on Permanent Cricut Smart Vinyl. My favorite feature of this smart label material is that I don’t have to use a mat when I’m cutting! I can just load the vinyl into the Cricut Joy and press cut.

It’s so easy even non-crafters can use this machine with ease.

Once the labels were printed, I used my Cricut LightPad and my weeding tool I removed the excess vinyl and used my weeder tool to remove the excess vinyl.

Lastly, I used my Cricut Transfer Tape and applied them directly to the container. 

That’s it. Easy peasy. Even the cat wanted to get involved in the crafting. 

cat with cricut supplies

The good news is my fridge is organized and might just be my favorite place in the kitchen right now. That is until I tackle the pantry!

organized fridge

Cricut owners, now that you see how easy it is, what will you make labels for first?