Easy DIY Kitchen Organization Hacks with Cricut

Learn Some Kitchen Organization Hacks With This Simple Spice Jar Refresh Using Cricut Joy Smart Writable Vinyl and the Cricut Joy Machine.

When everything is easy to find and has a designated home, it makes clean up so much easier!

When I first got my Cricut Joy, I went a little bit crazy labeling everything. From my linen closet to my pantry, everything got an update.  Today, I’ll be sharing a full step-by-step tutorial so you can do the same thing!

Organizing and labeling your spice jars.

After getting new spice jars, I decided it was time to organize and relabel my kitchen. I had quite a mess of different-sized and labeled jars that made finding what I needed almost impossible. You can see what I started with on the left-hand side versus what my spices look like now. Pretty impressive, right?

Cricut is the perfect companion for a DIY kitchen organization project!

Kitchen Organization Hacks

Label all of your pantry items. | Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of glass jars containing cane sugar, brown sugar, and sea salt with Cricut labels on them.

I created these adorable custom labels using the Cricut Joy and Cricut Joy Smart Label Writable Vinyl. Scroll down for a step-by-step tutorial of how to make your own adorable spice jar labels.

Spice Jar Labels |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of spice jars with Cricut labels on them.

If you’ve never used Smart Label Vinyl, don’t worry, I’m going to walk you through every single step. 

What is Cricut Joy Smart Label Writable Vinyl?

Cricut Joy’s Smart Writable Vinyl is a part of Cricut’s Smart Materials line. Smart Materials feature a thicker backing, enabling you to cut without using a mat. I love these for quick projects! Right now, Cricut carries Smart Vinyl, Smart Paper, and Smart Iron-On.

Cricut Joy Smart Label Writable Vinyl |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of Cricut Joy Smart Labels.

In addition to not having to use a mat, Smart Label Writable Vinyl lets you draw and write directly on the vinyl. It’s my go-to material for all of my DIY kitchen organization projects. 

Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of Cricut Joy Smart Labels.

For more information about Smart Materials and the Cricut Joy, check out my blog post HERE.

How to Create Custom Spice Jar Labels in 5 Easy Steps

For this project, you need:

Project Materials |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of Cricut Joy Smart Labels, glass jar, Cricut Joy marker and Cricut machine.

Step 1 – Design Labels

In this tutorial, I’ll be using 4 oz glass spice jars with a bamboo lid that I purchased from Amazon. This is a slightly larger size than most spice jars but works really well if you purchase spices in bulk. I’ve linked to them as well as a smaller 2 oz. size.

I also purchased two different spice organizers. One of them fits into a drawer and the other stands up inside of a shelf or on a counter. What I love about storing spices this way is that it’s so easy to see what you have and easily find what you need.

Bamboo Spice Jar Labels |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of glass spice jars with Cricut labels.

This labeling project can also be used on larger jars as well. It’s a great way to streamline your pantry!

Pantry Item Labels |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of glass jars with Cricut labels next to a jar of cane sugar and a bag of brown sugar.

To begin, open up Design Space. You can create your own labels, or use my spice jar label file HERE.

Design Labels in Design Space |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of design labels in Design Space.

Delete and add labels to fit your needs.

Resize and Delete Labels |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of design labels in Design Space.

Resize it to fit your jar. You’ll want to take a quick measurement of your jar as every spice jar is shaped differently. I like to leave some space around my label so I can clearly see how much of a spice I have left in the jar. That makes it easier to do a quick inventory when I’m running low on spices.

Once everything looks good, click “Make It.”

Step 2 – Cut Labels

Select if you are cutting with or without a mat.

Select Matless Cutting |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of Select Matless cutting.

Click “Continue.”

Cricut Joy Preview Screen |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of Cricut Joy preview screen.

Connect to your machine

Connect to Cricut Joy |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: screenshot image of Connect to Cricut Joy.


Select your material. 

Select Material and Press "Go" |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: screenshot image of Select Material and Press "Go".

Insert your pen into the clamp. 

Insert Pen |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman inserting a Cricut Joy pen.

Load your Smart Material into the Joy. 

Load Smart Material |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman loading Cricut smart material.

Press “Go” within Design Space to begin writing. 

After Joy has finished writing, take out the pen and insert your Fine-Point Blade into the clamp. 

Insert Fine-Point Blade |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman inserting a fine-point blade.

Press “Go” to begin cutting. 

Once your machine has finished cutting, click “Unload” to unload your design.  

Unload Spice Jar Labels |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman unloading Cricut Joy Smart Labels.

Now you have these cute spice jar labels! 

Step 3 – Apply Labels

Simply peel and stick them to your jar. 

Before applying them to your jars, make sure the jars are clean and dry. You can clean them with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue from the surface. Make sure to let the glass dry completely before applying the label.

Apply Label |Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of a woman applying a Cricut Joy Smart Label to a glass spice jar.

While this tutorial only covers spice jar labels, there is so much more you can do! Whether you label your pantry, under the sink, or lunch boxes, the Cricut Joy is the perfect DIY kitchen organization companion. 

Spice Lar Labels

Planning your own DIY kitchen organization project? Be sure to share your pictures on Facebook or Instagram and tag me so I can see!

Make sure to join my Crafting & Sewing FB group and share what you are making with us!

Kitchen Organization Hacks by popular US craft blog, Sweet Red Poppy: image of glass spice jars with Cricut Joy Smart Labels.

What are some of your favorite kitchen organization hacks? Let me know in a comment below!

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