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Momma Hacks: How to Create Labels Using Microsoft Word

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I’m a bit obsessive-compulsive. When I was still single, I have everything organized – from my closet to books to trinkets. Now that I have kids, I do my best to maintain order inside the house. I also prefer fixing my kids’ clothes, books, and toys because anything out of place really ticks me off. When it comes to organization, labels are my best friends. 

I’m not a computer genius and rely heavily on apps to make pictures look more “professional.” Microsoft Word and Powerpoint are also my favorites when it comes to everything, including adding watermark on my pictures for my blog. Even in labels, its either handwritten ones or making a label using Word. 

Yes, you can make labels using Word. It’s not that hard too. Here’s how. Labels 141. Choose your shape. 

When it comes to making labels, shapes are your best friend. After opening a new document, go to Insert, choose Shapes, and make a choice. In my case, I decided to stick to the same ol’ rectangle shape. Labels 1 2. Personalize your chosen shape. 

Upon clicking on the shape, start formatting your chosen shape by choosing the Format option. Adjust the Weight of the line and you can also choose a background for the shape using your own picture or the available pictures on Word. Labels 2I personally like patterned backgrounds because it simply looks good, at least for me. Labels 3You can also layer shapes so you have a space to write on something in case you decide to put a background on your labels. Labels 4You can also try this – for the second layer, choose among the different types of dash and change its color. Labels 123. Add text. 

You can opt to write the labels using your own handwriting. In case you want to make use of the fonts, go to Insert, click on Text Box, and choose Draw Text Box. This will make it easier for you to move the text since the other settings are formatted. Labels 8

After drawing your text box, add your text. Choose among the available fonts to personalize your labels. Don’t forget to format the text box by clicking No Outline and No Fill to get rid of the lines. Labels 7Labels 6In this case, I used Showcard Gothic as a font. Labels 94. Group your labels. 

If you click on your label, you will notice that you will only be able to move just one shape or the text. To be able to move or edit the entire label, you need to group every element you used. 

To do this:

  • Click the Ctrl button in the keyboard.
  • Click all the elements included in the label, which should look something like this. Labels 10
  • Right click, choose Grouping then Group. Labels 11

You will be able to move the entire label without missing out on something. Labels 13Simply print the labels you created and have it laminated. I’m sure you can do better than me, especially when it comes to color-combination. I’m not very artistic and not good with colors; hence this is the best I can do. LOL. You can also use this to make your personalized Christmas cards, now that Christmas season is getting close. Labels 15I hope you learned a lot from this post!

Ayi

A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.

13 Comments

  1. Mommy Rockin' In Style

    I also love organizing my stuffs and I love storage boxes. Will definitely do this on my storage. Thank you for the tips! πŸ™‚

    12 . Oct . 2015
  2. Gerilen

    i’ll be doing this for my kitchen too, its exciting to do this. Personalizing the details – the possibilities are endless plus its cheaper! πŸ™‚

    12 . Oct . 2015
  3. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    Those look good for me. I don’t think my labels would look half as good, haha.

    12 . Oct . 2015
  4. mamaspeaksagain

    I keep my boys’ toys and stuff organized in plastic boxes too. They look neat and pile nicely. Will take your quee and label them as well.

    12 . Oct . 2015
  5. islesgilian

    I love doing this. You gave me an idea on a post idea. πŸ™‚ thanks

    13 . Oct . 2015
  6. BA Isla

    This is cute. I’m going to be more organized! πŸ™‚ I am using canva for my labels. πŸ™‚ This is good din! πŸ˜€

    13 . Oct . 2015
  7. Rowena Wendy Lei ζž—ιœ²θ–‡ (@animetric)

    I remember using a print software that makes labels quickly a long time ago… Print Artist? Parang I don’t have the patience kasi to do it one by one.

    13 . Oct . 2015
  8. Patty | MrsC

    There are days when I choose to use MW Word or even Powerpoint for small design tasks like this, even though I know how to use Photoshop. Easier kasi e! πŸ™‚

    14 . Oct . 2015
  9. Maan Laxa

    This takes me back to my schooling days! Making labels for my stuff has always been one of my favourite pre-school year thing to do. Looking forward to making these for my son naman.

    14 . Oct . 2015
  10. Michelle Martinezι‚±η’§ηŽ‰ (@xoxoMrsMartinez)

    Very creative! Wala akong tyaga to do all that haha

    Galing!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

    24 . Oct . 2015
    • Ayi

      That’s the best I can do :)) I’m not very good with color combinations so black and white to be safe. LOL

      24 . Oct . 2015
  11. work@homeMillie

    Finally!! I found the simplest way to create labels!! My gosh, I’ve been pulling my hair out when I needed to label the boxes we need to give out last week!

    09 . Nov . 2015
    • Ayi

      Diba its easy lang and more personalized πŸ™‚

      09 . Nov . 2015

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