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Ever see those super cute labels that people have in their kitchens and laundry rooms, organizing everything from their jars of flour to sugar and their baskets of dish towels to laundry detergent? I see them all over Pinterest and you know what?
I love them.
So I decided to make a few of my own!
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I’ve never been a pro at Photoshop and quite frankly, it always intimidated me. But you know what? Microsoft Word is my BFF so I use that to make these!
Okay, on to the tutorial!
1. Pick a shape you want as your label by going to Insert > Shapes
2. Change the size of the shape by double clicking on it then changing the height and width of it. I used 4″ x 4″ for all my labels.
3. Change the color to whatever your heart fancies, or select a pattern to use by clicking the shape once then selecting Shape Fill.
4. Change the width of the shape’s outline by clicking the shape once then selecting Shape Outline > Weight. I used 3 pt for my labels. You can also change the color of it, too, since this will be visible on the label. The outline is gonna serve as a guide when you cut out your label.
5. Go back to Step 1 to select the same shape you selected. This time, you’re gonna make the shape a little smaller than the first one you created. I changed the size of this shape to 3.5″ x 3.5″ and then centered it in front of the first shape.
6. Change the color of the second shape by repeating Step 3. I chose white.
7. Change the outline of the shape by repeating Step 4. Instead of a solid line, I created dashes and chose grey as the color. Again, I set the weight at 3 pt.
8. Next, go to Insert > Text Box > Draw Text Box. You’re gonna click and drag your mouse inside your shape to create a text box.
9. Now, select Shape Fill > No Fill. Then select Shape Outline > No Outline.
10. Click inside the text box and type what you want your label to read.
11. Highlight the text to change the font and font size and just arrange it to where it fits nicely inside the label.
12. This part is a little tricky, but it’s called Grouping. Click all the elements of your label one by one by holding the Ctrl button at the same time. You’ll know you’re doing it right when each element shows an outline around it when you click on it. Now you’re gonna right click > Group > Group.
13. Now you’re able to move your entire label anywhere on the page without having to readjust everything!
14. To make an identical label, just copy and paste to another section of the screen and change the text.
That’s it! There are soooo many possibilities within Microsoft Word! How do you plan on using labels like these?
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