Labeling Upcycled Containers

How to upcycle containers and label them for easy food storage.

How to upcycle old containers for food storage and add labels!
I love to upcycle old food containers and these Costco containers for animal crackers are awesome to reuse. They're huge with a big opening so you can fit a small measuring cup in there to scoop. I've been using them for flour and baking soda (and toys downstairs), but I definitely want to use them for other things as I get them. We can only eat animal crackers so fast. I clean off the original labels, clean out the inside, and then add my new food item. Very easy and affordable option instead of buying fancy containers.

I've reallyyyyy been wanting to get a label machine, but haven't opted to do so yet as I'm torn between whether that will really be better than my printer- which, by the way, why am I not using my printer? I just really hate printing one sticker on a huge sheet though and printing on a computer seems unnecessarily difficult (especially as nothing is ever easy or compatible when you've got an iMac).

Regardless, I decided I needed to get some labels for my upcycled containers that I use for EVERYTHING in our house- particularly as I have the same container type for flour and baking soda... I would really prefer to keep track of which is which! 

I saw these really neat chalkboard stickers and a chalk marker and decided to try them out as an option for my food pantry containers. They work great! I wouldn't want to use these on something the kids would have access to erase, but these are usually up in our pantry away from little hands.

This is what I purchased for my project... literally just a stick and write sort of DIY which is awesome. We love easy in my household. 


Beautiful. You need the chalk marker though- total game changer if you hate chalk dust everywhere. Now I just need beautiful DIY Blog-Worthy handwriting. 

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How to upcycle containers and label them for easy food storage.
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