DIY Balsa Wood Labels - Maritza Lisa: Looking for a new way to label and organize? Check out this tutorial for wood labels - great for journals/planners!

Happy 2017! It’s a new year and I like to start the year off organizing and labeling things. Which leads me to these DIY Balsa Wood Labels. I have not used balsa or printable tattoo paper in a while, and this was a good reason to use 2 of my favorite mediums (besides paper, of course!). Anyway, wouldn’t these little labels be great for your journals or planners?  I even added them to couple of boxes. Read on for the full tutorial!



The What

 

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The How

  1. To create your wood labels, cut rectangles from your balsa wood sheets
  2. Use your hole punch to create a hole on each side.
  3. Place the wood label on your journal front cover, then use your pencil and hole punch to mark and punch the holes on your journal cover
  4. Open Silhouette Studio and use the text tool to create your labels (I used Abadi MT Condensed Light with an extra space between letters)
  5. Resize your text so that it will fit between the holes on your balsa wood rectangles
  6. Mirror your text
  7. Group and replicate throughout the page
  8. Print your labels onto tattoo paper
  9. Apply the clear adhesive sheet from the tattoo paper package. Use your scraper to smooth the bubbles out
  10. Cut closely around each label
  11. Remove the clear adhesive paper for each one, and apply the tattoo to the wood with a wet towel
  12. Optional: apply a clear sealant or nail varnish to the wood to protect the tattooed image (this will help make the tattoo last longer on the wood)
  13. Cut a piece of cord and knot one end
  14. String the unknotted end through one side of the wood and journal cover, then bring it through the other hole in the journal cover and through the other side of the wood label
  15. Create a knot close to the wood’s surface on the other side of the wood label

DIY Balsa Wood Labels - Maritza Lisa: Looking for a new way to label and organize? Check out this tutorial for wood labels - great for journals/planners!

 

And that’s it! Where will you place your labels?

 

 

DIY Balsa Wood Labels - Maritza Lisa: Looking for a new way to label and organize? Check out this tutorial for wood labels - great for journals/planners!

DIY Balsa Wood Labels - Maritza Lisa: Looking for a new way to label and organize? Check out this tutorial for wood labels - great for journals/planners!

DIY Balsa Wood Labels - Maritza Lisa: Looking for a new way to label and organize? Check out this tutorial for wood labels - great for journals/planners!

 

Looking for some more inspiration? Check out my other tattoo paper projects and craft a little longer with me.

6 thoughts on “DIY Balsa Wood Labels

    1. Maritza Post author

      lol – thanks so much, Marlene! I have so many random labels I made throughout the years… xoxoxoxox

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