Much like last year, but this time these are for my own kid. (Also, I didn’t spring for Prismacolor set to send to kindergarten.) Another thing K can add to the list of things that make me a mean mom.
As luck would have it, I’ve made a loooot of drawer stickers this year. And on certain combinations I have a little extra room and some scrap vinyl to use up. So I added name stickers for both of my girls to that available space. And now they have enough of these to label every item from now until grad school.
If you’re a DIY-er looking to make these, I suggest:
– using “outdoor” vinyl. The indoor stuff isn’t sticky and flexible enough. I get the bulk of mine here because I love the by-the-sheet selection. We’re now affiliates, too.
– leaving some room between each row of type. The first time I cut them I used the “duplicate” button to maximize the number of names I could fit into the space. The result of that is a ridiculous amount of weeding. This is already a fiddly task, and leaving some space in-between the rows means that the negative space sticks together and peels away more easily.
If you’re on the lookout for the Spoonflower news I mentioned at the end of this post, it’s going to have to wait until after Labor Day. There’s been a bit of a delay in conversation with the help desk, and the task is too involved now to dive in before school starts. So– after Labor Day. But it’s worth the wait!