No more guessing about what is in those bottles! Label all of your essential oil creations with vinyl labels made with the Cricut Explore Air. This post may contain affiliate links.
After making all of these essential oil projects this week, I realized that I needed to label all of the bottles and containers. I’m too forgetful to remember it all! I could have written what each thing was on a piece of masking tape, but what fun would that have been? Cricut makes an awesome Printable Vinyl that is excellent for projects such as this. Combine this material with the Print Then Cut feature, and I can make customized labels in no time!
There are a few ways to make bottle or container labels with the Cricut Explore Air.
One way is to use a single image and permanent vinyl. For instance, with the Beard Oil, I found a beard image in the design space. I sized it to fit on the bottle and then cut it out on the permanent vinyl.
This method works if you are making an item just to use around the house or it is an item that is easily explainable by a photo. The Beard Oil below is for my husband and is in our bathroom only. The beard on the front is pretty self explanatory!
However, there are many times where a simple image like this may not work. If you are making items to give as gifts or you need to label items that are in a generic bottle, then you’ll to create text.
Begin by designing your label in the Cricut Design Space. For this simple label, I am making a label for the DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener. I measure the mason jar lid and then create a circle that would fit on the lid.
Once the circle is created, add the text and/or any other images.
Make sure the text is attached, and flatten the image to make it printable.
Follow the directions within the Cricut Design Space to print the label before cutting. I created another label on the same page to take full advantage of the vinyl sheet.
After the label page prints on your home printer, the Cricut Design Space will direct you to feed the vinyl through the Cricut Explore Air and will cut it out. Since I added text to mine for the Cricut to write with the pen, this is also the step to add the pen.
Once the Cricut has cut the labels, peel them from the paper backing and adhere them to the container.
I created this Deodorizer Spray label using the same method.
The printable vinyl is awesome, and these labels are just scratching the bucket of all the possibilities. Let me know what other Cricut related tutorials or ideas that you would like to see!
To see how I made the different Essential Oil projects, click the photos below!