You may remember that when I packaged my first batch of forty-eight recycled Rainbow Crayons, I wrote and colored each label on white cardstock, cut them out, punched holes and tied them onto the sixteen bags with satin ribbons and colored string, like this…
I don’t want to keep doing all those steps if I’m going to package many more crayons – talk about labor intensive! But what to do instead?? At first I thought I’d draw a pageful of the labels and then print them on cardstock. But, that would still require cutting, punching and tying.
Eventually it occurred to me – I could make self-sticking labels and put them right on the crayon bags! BTW – I use ordinary flip-top sandwich bags, nestling the crayons down into a corner. Once I’ve tied a bag shut I cut off the messy-looking excess plastic at the top, leaving a couple of inches.
I knew I saved these big old address stickers for some reason – I can fit three Rainbow Crayon labels into the blank area of just one sticker. My package of address stickers can become hundreds of crayon labels!
I stuck with my old hand-drawn label design and made up a master sheet of eighteen labels.
After scanning it came the suspense of the first print out. I hoped to end up with labels printed only in the blank areas of the old address stickers. Yeah! It worked!!
I’ve cut out about a hundred of my new label stickers so far, way more than I need for my next batch of Rainbow Crayons.