Monday, July 09, 2012

{FREEBIE} - Color Word Labels

So, I was actually inspired to make this freebie thanks to my disaster of a crafting area. So much a disaster, that I can't even imagine sharing an image with you. But, I can imagine sharing some organization ideas with you! First things first. You are going to need to keep your eyes PEELED on your next several thrift store/yard sale adventures. 

Some time ago my mom purchased these old Jelly Belly containers and they are perfect for organizing. They weren't being used, so I decided to clean them up, remove their labels and use them for some organization in my craft area. My fingers were a little sore after scrapping all of these labels off with a razor blade, but it was well worth the trouble.

You can see some of the mess in the background. The drafting table has turned into a catch all!


I am using them to organize my markers, sharpies, color pencils, crayons, etc all by color, rather than having different containers of this and that all over the place. I made some cute color labels for the handles, and voila! New organization! 

Please excuse the lovely basement back drop! :)

I made the color labels with the chevron circles by Erin Bradley, that you can purchase from her site by clicking here. OR you can download my color labels as a {freebie} by clicking here!

I thought this was an idea you could use in your own crafting area, or even in your classroom. I'd love to know how you plan on using the labels if you grab this freebie!


I laminated my circles and then attached them to the handles with velcro dots. This way, it will be simple if I ever decide to change the labels on the containers. I also combined my black & gray together, but the label pack does include them separate!

And fortunately, I don't think I'm too late to link up with Monday Made It at 4th Grade Frolics! I feel like I've been waiting all summer to join this linky party! :)

24 comments:

Andi said...

Great find! Those acrylic cases are super for your supplies! Your labels are so darling. It looks fabulous.
~Andi

Tonya said...

I really love these:)
Tonya
Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

Tara said...

Wow Erin did that turn out super cute!!! Your labels are just adorable too!!! That will look great in your classroom:) Thanks for linking up;)

4th Grade Frolics

Jenn Long said...

Oh my gosh! I'm loving that rainbow of organization! :)

A Pirates Life for Us

Brittney said...

Wow! Those look fantastic! :)
TeachPrayLove

Lisa R. said...

I love your organization!! Those labels came out amazing!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

megandw said...

Love your organization by color! Those containers are perfect!
I know I can do some serious organizing with those labels but my first thought was to laminate, cut, hole punch, and put them on a binder ring to help my kindies with color words:)
Thanks for sharing!
megandw@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I love Velcro! I want some of those bins!

Kristin said...

That is AWESOME!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kristy said...

I love these labels. I've been separating my crayons by color and these will be great to put on my crayon bins! Thanks for sharing!
Teachin' First

April Walker said...

I love the idea of separating by color!
~April
The Idea Backpack
ideabackpack@gmail.com

Jill said...

These labels are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Jill
Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

Amanda Madden said...

Oh.my.word - those containers are awesome!!

Amanda
Teaching Maddeness

Samantha Shepherd said...

I'm slightly in love with these! They look fabulous. :) Thanks!

kdb1983 said...

I am your newest follower. I also teach ECSE. It is fun to see what other ECSE teachers are doing! Thanks for the labels!
Kate
http://funinecse.blogspot.com/

miss autumn k, teacher lady said...
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miss autumn k, teacher lady said...

Thanks for sharing! These are soooo cute! I'll have to find a use for these in my classroom -- I'm not sure that my markers would stay that way in class :/ but these would be fun to add to a sorting activity.

I also shared them on my new blog: http://missautumnk.blogspot.com/2012/07/label-all-of-things.html

Oh, and hello from a fellow SPED/Autism/Severe Disabilities teacher!

autumn

Ms. Kerri said...

Thanks for introducing me to Erin Bradley and her awesome papers. I just bought a couple of packs. I'm obsessed with chevron so I love your labels.
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

Kate said...

I am SO jealous of this!!!!!
☼ Kate
To The Square Inch

Katie Mense said...

Thank you soooooo much for these! LOVE them!! Could you please, please, pretty please tell me what the font is that you used???? Thanks a bunch!!!
Little Warriors

Mrs. Wathen said...

Awesome organization. Just found your blog tonight and LOVE it!

Tammy
The Resourceful Apple

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Ryan said...

Oh my! I love these! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to print them off and reorganize in my room!

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