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DIY Recycle Bin Labels With Cricut

Learn how to make labels for your home recycling bins using a Cricut machine, vinyl, and Cricut Design Space.

I go through a lot of paper, plastic, and cardboard in my craft/filming studio, and I wanted to make sure I was recycling it all versus just throwing it in the trash. Before, I was just storing in some random boxes in the garage until they were full enough for a dropoff at the recycling center. But now that my studio is in the process of a major facelift, I decided it’s time for a proper recycling station.

I ordered these stackable bins from Amazon, and they weren’t super cheap but I don’t have an IKEA nearby so it was the best I could do. They’re really great quality, so I’m very happy with the purchase. Once the bins were set up, I broke out my Cricut Joy and a sample pack of Smart Vinyl and got to work.

cricut joy recycling labels

What You Need:

cricut joy recycling bin labels by lela burris Organized-ish

Project Details:

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time To Complete: >30 minutes
  • Skills Needed: Weeding Small Letters, Transfer Tape Application
recycle bin labels by lela burris, organized-ish

How To Make Recycle Bin Labels With Cricut

  1. Open up THIS TEMPLATE while your Design Space app is already open and minimized. (You may get an error message if you don’t already have Design Space open.)
  2. Click Make It. (Unless you want to customize the sizing or text)
  3. Follow the prompts in Design Space to cut each color of vinyl with your Cricut Machine.
  4. Weed and prepare for transfer.
  5. Transfer recycle symbols onto bin lids first.
  6. Transfer text over symbols.
craft room recycling bins by Organized-ish

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