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Free and Easy Cube Organizer Labels

We recently received new orders. And as every military family knows…along with each big move comes a big clean-out!

After cleaning out and re-organizing the girls’ playroom, I realized that we NEEDED some labels for our massive cube organizer. I bought this over-sized organizer last year when our playroom was spilling over into the living room.

It has helped a TON with keeping the kids’ little toys contained. Buuttt, they are bad about throwing stuff in random bins, then dumping them all out to find what they’re looking for. Which you can imagine makes a HUGE mess.

So after getting everything put away and organized last night, I set out to make some cube organizer labels. I didn’t need anything special (and even if I did, everything was closed because of the ‘Rona), so I put these labels together using stuff I had around the house.

They costed me absolutely nothing, took about 30 minutes to make, and should hold up for a long time. Here is how I made these cube organizer labels:

Gather Your Supplies

Supplies used to make cube organizer labels.

First things first, get all of your supplies together. I used:

  • packing tape
  • Project Life cards
  • marker
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • hole punch

I used Project Life cards for my labels because I have a ton of them and I am always looking for different ways to use them. But you could use anything: Post-It Notes, notebook paper, construction paper, whatever you have on hand.

Write Out Your Labels

How I made labels for my kids toys!

The next step is to write out your labels. (And then hate your handwriting.)

Or you could print out really cute labels and print them out. This would probably be the prettier option, but I was too lazy to get out the printer, so I just wrote them instead.

Add Tape

Next, it’s time to ‘laminate’ your labels to make them more durable. Of course, if you have a laminator then this step will be much easier. But I don’t have one and I would feel stupid taking these into Staples to get laminated, so I did it the janky way!

Put tape on the front of the label. Make sure you leave a good portion of tape hanging over each edge. Then flip it over and put tape on the back.

My tape overlapped in the middle of the card, but you can still read it just fine.

Trim the Excess Tape

The next step is to use scissors to trim off the excess tape.

I had some sticky edges exposed on some of the labels edges, so I just trimmed those off using scissors. Just make sure you don’t cut too close to your label or the tape will come off.

Trim the extra tape from the edge of the label.

Punch Holes & Add Ribbon

Use the hole punch to put holes in the labels for the ribbon hangers. It’s a little difficult to punch a hole through both layers of tape and the card, but this cheap little hole punch did great!

Put ribbon through the holes of the cube organizer labels and you’re done!

These cube organizer labels are so simple, I feel silly even making a tutorial. But if you’re like me, maybe you haven’t thought of this and your kids are making a mess every time they look for one simple thing.

The cube organizer labels all done!

These cube organizer labels are so simple, I feel silly even making a tutorial. But if you’re like me, maybe you haven’t thought of this and your kids are making a mess every time they look for one simple thing.

And look how nice they look all tied onto their cubes!

Cube Organizer Labels: A DIY Tutorial

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