I’m so excited about today’s post because it’s a project that several of us have been working on for months. We wanted to figure out a way to take the beautiful hand lettered font that we used for the pantry labels here and create editable labels that you guys could simply type in your own text.
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If you happen to miss the pantry label post, below are the pantry labels that Jo and I teamed up to create a couple months ago that we shared on the blog here:
Jo and I received so many requests to create more label items for the pantry and all other areas of the home, we decided to make the font and labels editable for anything you guys want to label. Yay!!
Today, we are sharing a slight hand written variation of Jo’s Hokey Pokey font for the editable labels. They still work beautifully with the existing pantry labels. In the next few weeks, we will share the same Hokey Pokey font for editable labels.
On a side note, we also received tons of requests asking if Jo would turn her beautiful hand lettering into a full fledge font and make it available for all kinds of different uses. The great news is that Jo has done that and for those of you interested, you can buy and download Jo’s Hokey Pokey font on Etsy here.
OK, so there are a lot of little details and options that come along with today’s free printable editable labels, so be sure and read the instructions carefully to get the best quality printing for your labels and trouble shooting.
Right now, we have four different sheets of labels that you can type in your own text and edit. Each of the four sheets are designed depending on what size font you want and what type of sticker paper you want to use.
If you want to print the labels on clear label sticker paper, we tested all of them and think the very best sticker paper that looks the clearest is the Silhouette Clear Sticker Paper (affiliate link). You do not have to have a Silhouette cutting machine to use this sticker paper and a standard printer works beautifully.
Another option is printing the labels on white sticker paper. We like the quality of this Avery white sticker paper (8.5″ x 11″) the best for printing the labels.
There is nothing you can’t do and label with these labels. Perfect for organizing the bathroom, craft area, laundry room, classroom and anywhere else you want to get organized.
These labels are for personal use only. These labels may not be sold or recreated/reformatted in any way as printables offered on another website/blog or for sale. The font copyright exclusively belongs to Zeur Designs and the editable labels are copyrighted to The Creativity Exchange. You are more than welcome to share an image of our printables with a credit and link to our site on your website.
Ok, now onto the instructions. Again, I can’t stress enough how important it is to please read the instructions carefully because this is an embedded font that is not installed on your computer. More than likely because of that, you may have problems and will need to change a couple default settings on your computer in order to be able to edit and print.
- You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to access and print the labels correctly. If you do not have Adobe Reader already installed, you can get it free here.
- You cannot edit the labels on an iphone or ipad. The documents will just be blank when you click on them. You will need to do this on your computer.
- Click on the file hyperlink of one of the four available sheets of printables found below, which will open the file. Again, there are four different sheets of labels, depending on what size font and what type of sticker paper you are using. The files are below these instruction in the “Printable Label Sheets” section with descriptions.
- Once you click on the file, it will open up the labels and you will see this below:
click on the highlight text field and begin typing the text you want and delete the letters that we used for examples. If you begin typing and the text immediately changes fonts, there is a setting (or two) that you need to change on your default, which is explained below at the end of the post under “Trouble Shooting“.
4. Once you have added your text, insert your label paper and hit print.
5. Let the ink dry for at least 15-20 minutes before you attempt to cut, attach and rub it onto your container to prevent smearing.
Available Sheets of Printables
Keep in mind as you look at each of these four sheets of editable printables that you can use them however you like with any kind of sticker or regular paper. However, in order to not waste any extra space on your label paper, we have optimized the layout for specific type of sticker sheet and how you would general use them.
#1 Larger Size Font Used for Clear Sticker Paper (you cut out closely around text) File here: Large Font Free Printable Labels to Use on Clear Sticker Paper
#2 Small Size Font Used for Clear Sticker Paper (you cut out closely around text). File here: Small Size Font Free Printable Labels for use on Clear Sticker Paper
#3 Large Size Font Used for White Sticker Paper (you cut along line border or smaller) File Here: Large Size Font Used for white sticker paper.
#4 Small Size Font Used for White Sticker Paper (you cut along line border or smaller). File Here: Small size font used for white sticker paper.
- You cannot edit and create labels on an iphone or ipad. You have to be on a computer.
- If you began typing on the labels and the font switched to a standard font, you will need to change one or two of your default settings.
- The first setting to change is to go in and open Adobe Acrobat on your computer and then open the the Preferences dialog box under Categories. Select Page Display, and then deselect the box “Use Local Fonts.”
- You will need to restart your computer before trying again.
- After you restart your computer, go back to the labels you want to edit and try typing again.
- If the font still changes and reverts to a standard font, you will need to make sure that your computer is not using (by default) another PDF reader program instead of automatically opening up Adobe Acrobat. To learn how to change your browser’s default PDF viewer to Adobe Acrobat on your computer, you can go here to read the instructions.
- Once you made Adobe Acrobat your default PDF, restart your computer and then go into the printable sheet again and type your text and print.
I hope you guys can use these labels!
Again, a big thank you to Jo from Zuer Designs for designing the font and sharing! Be sure and check on Jo on Instagram here to see more of her beautiful design work. Also, another big thank you to Creativity Exchange contributor Christy Wagner for working so hard to format Jo’s font into editable labels for us.
Cyndy, Jo and Christy!
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This is so handy, and I like how you provide the links (and screenshots!) of everything you need. I’ll put this on my list of projects to do and be sure to shout you out!!
These are so pretty! but I’m dying to know where are those acrylic containers from too.
Terry Carr says
I too would like to know where I can purchase the acrylic containers! Thanks!
Terry Carr says
Do you have the source for these square containers you placed your foam wedges, cotton balls, etc? Thanks!
Small clear storage containers are from Amazon here:http://amzn.to/2ixaetT (affiliate link)
I am trying to save it to my computer but the edits don’t come up (I have to save to take to a print shop, printer is down). Does this mean the edits weren’t saved?
Jennifer Pinasco says
I can edit it but I cannot print it with my changes it just shows as blank labels. Any idea what I can do? Thanks!!
This also happens to me. Do you have to save it as a jpeg or something?
No, it’s not saved as a JPEG. If you follow the list in instructions for the adjustments that need to be made to print, it will work. Thanks!
I tried to print as well and only prints blank. I tried saving to desktop etc. Any suggestions?
I only see that you can download the large and small ones not the others. look like the link is not there as it is in the others. Thanks.
Ruth in OZ says
THANK YOU so very much – I am getting ready to fir out the pantry/scullery in our new home and this will be more than perfect. WIsh I could send you something to say thanks. I am off to ETSY to buy that font, will be amazing for my scrapbooking and other projects. Thanks again your generosity warms my heart.
Thank you for your kind note Ruth! I am so thrilled to hear that you can use the labels! Yes, the font will be PERFECT for scrapbooking too! Thank you again for taking a moment to leave me such a thoughtful comment! Enjoy!
Ruth in OZ says
I came back to my link today to print some more labels – to find no file for this one :#4 Small Size Font Used for White Sticker Paper (you cut along line border or smaller). File Here: is it lost somewhere or was I supposed to download it somewhere else ? thanks for all your help really appreciate it – I did have printer issues initially as I am in Australia and our printers find it hard to recognise letter size papers and documents, but perserverance and a few “ladylike’ cuss words and all was good.
hugs from across the big pond. Ruth
I am amazed at how much work you put into making these for all of us……and for free. I just can’t believe it! I have watched my husband do similar work and it takes a lot of time, energy, and skill. It truly is a work of art. Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us! These will not go unappreciated in our home!
I was able to select and change but it would instantly revert back to the original, any suggestions? I tried all the trouble shooting suggestions already.
I just found your blog and IG and am following both….such wonderful inspiration! Could you provide a link or source for the acrylic tray in the bathroom?
These are really cool! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to use them!
I LOVE that lucite tray that you have in your cabinet, where did you get it!?
Thanks Francesca! I got it at West Elm a couple months ago. 🙂
have ya’ll shared the editable hokey pokey labels?
Alicia Glenn says
Hi there! I’m waiting for the editable hokey pokey labels too. Have you posted them yet?
me too, me too.
Where did you get the containers you are storing the bath salts and wedges in?
The storage containers are awesome and come in a set of four available on Amazon here:http://amzn.to/2ixaetT (affiliate link). Thanks!
Beautiful! Love the font and the containers! I am wondering what you use the foam wedges for – can they recycled or are they just single use/throw away/landfill ???
The before picture of your linen closet puts my mess of a linen closet to shame, I thought the before picture looked great but I can see how you maximized the space with the shoe shelves in the after picture-what a genious idea! I’m definitely going to use this idea in my closet and get to work making mine look more organized. You’ve inspired me! And thanks for posting sources for your items.
Thank you for your note Terry and yes, you will LOVE slipping in those shoe shelving pieces to create even more space! It’s hard to tell in the picture but my linen closet is pretty small and narrow, so these pieces have really helped so much! 🙂
I love the font & clear sticker paper on the containers. I am wondering: How do the labels hold up when the bin is washed? Is there a clear sticker label alternative that would be removable?
Thank you so much! Where did you get your glass jugs (bubble bath)? Those are beautiful!!
Those glass apothecary jars are actually antiques from my mother. However, if you Google search “apothecary jars” and then click on shopping in the results, you will see a wide variety of similar possibilities. I hope that helps! 🙂
Where did you get the organizing stuff for the bathroom.
Have you made a blog post about the editable hokey pokey labels ? Im having trouble finding it. Thank you so much!!
This is wonderful. Thanks so much!! Is there anyway I can edit the font to print in white (vs black)? I’d like to try this on a chalk board! Thanks.
Thanks for providing this!
I don’t understand why some of the font sizes are for clear paper and some are for white paper. Why would it matter?
Hi what size are the bottles with the salt and baking powder ? Do they sale these on amazon, and if so is there a link? Thanks.
I am trying to edit the labels. I have downloaded Adobe Reader and changed the preferences, When I attempt to edit the label the font reverts back to a regular font. I am unable to use your font. Is there any suggestions you can give me?
Thank you, Sue
Question…is hokey pokey the same font that you used for the pantry labels? I really really love those labels. The “r” looks different. I like the “r” better on your labels. Either way, I’m going to purchase the font. Just wondering. I have a cricut and wanted to be able to customize the labels and their size and all. Thank you for sharing with us. You did an excellent job.
Jamie Corbett says
Absolutely LOVE these!!!! I recently found a post on pintrest for making labels using heavy duty packing tape and regular printer paper. While searching the internet for some inspiration and ideas as to what to do with the “sticker labels, I stumbled across your site. The pantry labels were it! I went to my local library and printed them out right away (as I only have inkjet printers at home). As soon as I got home I went right to work. I followed all the instructions for the packing tape labels, except I used an exacto knife to cut them out like an outline. They turned out beautifully! I decided to see if there was an editable version of these seeing as all the items in my pantry were not there, and poof! Ask and you shall receive:). I am just having one problem…I can pull up the page for the large labels #1 and the small ones #2 but not the other two. Would really like to access those to finish off my project…at least until I get more containers…lol. I just really want to thank you for sharing these and helping out such an ocd person as myself.
Megan Brown says
I have the same problem. I’ve downloaded the clear labels but the second two (white labels), just say ‘file here:’ with no file to click on?….
Joan Burgert says
I bought the font on etsy. When I try to change the words it looks find when I type it but when i try to type the next row or print all I can see is about a fourth of the word.. The rest disappears. How do I fix this?