Pair fashion with function with this quick and easy shoe label tutorial.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve always joked that Smalls will be in University and still putting her shoes on the wrong feet! When I let her know that her shoes are on the wrong feet, she looks down, shrugs her shoulders, and continues about her business. This kid just doesn’t have a care in the world.
Well, this back-to-school hack easily solves two problems at once!
As we prepare for back-to-school, we’re labeling ALL OF THE THINGS. This is normal practice for this time of year, however with returning to school during a pandemic, it’s even more important that each of the kids (and anyone who is likely to pick up their inevitably forgotten items) know exactly what items belong to them. What better way to do that than with iron-on labels?
Shoe labels for kids
These shoe labels serve as more than just an identifier. Each side of the label is one side of Smalls favourite animal, a dog, so it’s immediately easy to tell if the shoe is on the right foot! Backward shoes equal a backward dog!
Problems solved! These shoe labels will ensure shoes are on the right feet, and help increase independence as Smalls will no longer need a teacher or another student to help her. And with social distancing in place for the upcoming school year the more independent our kids can be, the better!
What you’ll need
- Cricut Maker
- Standard Grip Mat
- Iron-on Vinyl – Pink or another colour of your choice
- EasyPress Mini
- Basic Tool Set
How to make these shoe labels
For these shoe labels, I used a graphic that would be easily distinguishable as being in the proper order. I chose a solid dog, but there are a variety of graphics within Cricut Design Space that would work just as well.
Next, I selected a big block font for her name that I knew would be easy to read on the finished product. As the entire design will be cut in half, I put a space between MAD and ISON. I centered the text on the dog, selected the entire design, and clicked on the SLICE button. This cuts the overlaid text out of the image. Lastly, I deleted the leftover name pieces that were sliced out of the dog and was ready to hit MAKE!
Once the shoe labels are cut out of your vinyl, weed the design and cut it in half. I put a cut line on the actual design within Design Space, however realized once it was cut I would have to manually cut the entire design to easily apply it to both shoes independently.
Preheat your Cricut EasyPress Mini according to the Heat Guide settings (if you haven’t bookmarked this page yet, do it now!), and press! I love my EasyPress, but this little tool is amazing for getting in the nooks and crannies of smaller projects.
Remove the transfer sheet when ready and VOILA! Absolutely adorable, super easy, customized back-to-school shoe labels for fashion, and function!
Does your child struggle with putting their shoes on the right feet? What animal would your child like on their label?