How to make elfa shelf labels with scrapbook paper and a label maker

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Hi everyone, I’m Alejandra Costello, creative organizing expert from Color-Coded Organizing. And today, I am making elfa labels for one of my client’s pantries. So I want to show you a way that you can get creative with the labels in your elfa system.

So here, I have an elfa ventilated shelf in platinum. It also comes in white. And something that I always use when I design an elfa system is I always add on these shelf labels. They clip on to the very end just like that and they come with these precut white templates just like this. They slip inside the very front cover. They work great.

How to Make Creative elfa Shelf Labels

If you want to spice up your organized closet or spice up the system, you can use colored or designed scrapbook paper which is what I always do. So since I am designing these labels for a pantry, I thought it would be really fun to use food-themed scrapbook paper. So I found this frosting print paper at the scrapbook store.

So what I’m going to do is I’m just going to cut out a template with this paper. Let’s cut over here. And then we’ll use colored label tape to put on top of it just so it’s more fun. See? It’s frosting and it has sprinkles. We’re just going to slip it inside just like that. See? Look how cute and it’s so easy to do.

And then now, I’m going to take my label maker. And I am going to use, let’s see. Here’s my bag of label tape. I carry like six different colors whenever I work with clients. I’m going to use pink since we have like frosting and I think there’s a pink sprinkle in there. Maybe if I can get my label maker shut. There we go.

So this is for a snack bin. So I am going to tape a snack bin on my label maker, print it, and then we’re going to stick it on the front of the label so in case we want to switch the paper like in the fall if we want to do like apples or something, we’ll just switch out the paper and not the label itself.

So let me cut the ends off. And then I’m just going to stick it on the very front of the label. See? Just like that. Snack bin with a hot pink label with frosting and sprinkles scrapbook paper. And then you put it on your shelf and you’re done. See how cute? I love it. There are so many other ways you can get creative with these labels. You just got to think outside of the box.

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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