organize your storage with custom Shoe labels:
I finally decided to organize my shoe boxes that I had been neglecting for years by making custom shoe labels. Recently, I started re-organizing all of my clothes and things in my room as well as the shoes that had been sitting on a shelf in our garage. It was like finding some treasure, because I never really paid much attention to that dusty part of our house. Opening each box, I thought, ‘oh right I had these shoes! I totally forgot I had these pretty heels down here.’ I did not want them to collect dust anymore, so I decided to bring most of my shoes to my room.
A lot of the shoes were already in their original boxes which was a plus. Well, kind of. When you stack all those boxes, it is often hard to find out which box contains which pair of shoes. I mean some of them have the white stickers that show the shoe info on them, but I personally don’t like the way they look.
So, I thought I should make some shoe labels with photos of the shoes. It was extremely simple and quick to do. Here is how I made these DIY shoe tags. It is pretty simple! Just follow the steps below 🙂
camera, printer, paper
STEP 1: Take Photos of Each Shoe
When taking photos, make sure that the background is pretty simple. I used an artificial grass mat (LITA Realistic Artificial Grass 28 in x 40 in) and I love the results.
STEP 2: Measure Paper Tags
Before printing the photos you took, get approximate measurements of the paper tags. As for paper tags, I wanted simple, brown ones for vintage-inspired look. I found a set of exact tags bundled with jute twines (G2PLUS 100 pcs Tags with Jute Twines). When measuring, I imagined there would be extra marginal space between the edges of the tags and the actual printed photo.
STEP 3: Edit photos and print
This might be the trickiest part for those who are not used to editing photos. I personally used Adobe Photoshop to do this step but any similar software would work if it allows you to resize images with inches or cm. I first edited all of the photos (brightness, color correction; you can skip this) to make them look better. Then, I created a ‘New’ file with ‘US letter’ size (you can also manually input your paper size in inches or centimeters). Next, I dragged all of the edited photos onto this new file. I resized each photo and made sure they each matched the measurements I took in step 2 (tip: use clipping masks for easier process). Lastly, print them.
Step 4: Cut, Attach photos onto tags
STEP 5: Attach the tags to shoe boxes
It took me less than 30 minutes to make over ten shoe tags. I love how I don’t need to guess which box has which shoes. It is easy to organize and I really like how the tags look! I hope you found this DIY post useful.