My Cricut storage cart blew up the internet a year ago, and I get at least three questions about it every single day. One of the most common questions is “what’s inside the drawers?” I’ve shared a video on Instagram in my Stories to show what’s in every drawer, but the more I think about it, the drawers really should be labeled. And I really should have some photos on the blog, too. So here it is!
Cricut Joy has a free app to help you create your own Smart Labels. To see how to use it for simple labels, cards, vinyl, Iron-On, and paper crafts, read My Exact Guide To The New Cricut Joy App.
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This project took me a whole 10 minutes. Yep. TEN MINUTES! I’m kicking myself that I didn’t do this sooner. Here’s what I did and how to copy it for your own cart.
(If you haven’t purchased the cart yet, here’s the one I use. Be careful about other brands, they look the same but they are very flimsy. This one is the one I have and it’s very sturdy compared to its competitors.)
How To Label A Storage Cart With Cricut Joy Smart Label
*Not interested in the labels and just want to see how I organized the drawers? Scroll right past these tutorial steps to get to the drawer contents. 🙂
What You Need:
- Cricut Joy
- Cricut Joy Smart Label
- Cricut Joy Fine Point Pen (included with Cricut Joy)
- Cricut Design Space
- Storage Cart (I love this one)
1. Create Your Labels In Cricut Design Space
You can use any label template within Design Space to make your project go a little faster, or you can create your own from scratch. I used a pre-made template to save time, and I just added the text to each label using the Cricut Sans font.
You can snag my label template here. I designed the size of each label to fit the drawers of this cart, so no adjustment is needed. **Note, other brands of this cart are a tad smaller, so if you didn’t buy the brand I have, you may need to adjust the size a little.
To change the text, Unattach and Ungroup each set of labels first. Then change your text to whatever word you need. Don’t forget to Group and Attach again after you’re done editing, which ensures that it is cut and written correctly.
2. Cut The Labels With Cricut Joy
Cricut Joy Smart Labels work exclusively with Cricut Joy, and you do not need a mat for this project. All you need is a Cricut Joy pen and blade, along with Cricut Joy Smart Label.
You’ll be prompted to insert the pen first, and Cricut Joy will write all your words. Then you’ll be prompted to switch to the blade to cut the labels out.
3. Peel And Attach Labels
You don’t need any weeding tools for this project either, making it even faster and easier than regular vinyl projects. Just peel off each label and attach to the drawer front.
A Peek Inside The Drawers Of My Cricut Storage Cart
I know you’re dying to see what’s actually inside these drawers, beyond the pretty labels, so here’s some photos of what I store inside and how I organize each drawer. All the little divider bins inside are from Walmart, and they were all under a dollar each.
These four house my Cricut Tools, Pens & Markers, Adhesives, and Paper Crafting Tools.
I have considered getting a pegboard for these tools, but I really think I like having them all together in this cart because I often roll the cart to other rooms, and it’s nice not having to load up my arms with a bunch of sharp tools and markers.
Cricut rolled vinyl fits perfectly in these drawers, too. I organize them by type (Specialty/Transfer Tape, Everyday Vinyl, Iron-On, Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, and Cricut Joy vinyl) and keep them in three of the bigger drawers and two smaller ones.
I keep rolls of ribbon standing upwards in bins in the other big drawer. I don’t really use a lot of ribbon and string so this was plenty enough space for my needs. I also keep small fabric swatch collections here, too, for easy small Cricut projects.
Since I keep my Cricut Maker on top of the cart, I dedicate one drawer to hold the manuals and power cords for my Cricut stuff, including my BrightPad.
I don’t keep Cricut Joy cords here, though, because my Joy lives on my kitchen counter and the cord stays in the drawer below it for quick last-minute projects.
I also added a small Command Hook on the back to hold my large cutting mat. It’s nice having this connected to the cart because it keeps it with everything at all times, but it also keeps it nice and flat.
Storing it standing on it’s own would cause it to fold over and bend, not allowing it to lay flat when I do projects.
How To Get Your Own Cricut Joy
Cricut Joy is officially available! You can shop on cricut.com here, or you can buy it in store where other Cricut products are sold, like Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and more. And of course, you can also use your Amazon Prime membership to order it there and get it shipped super fast and free.
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