Super Simple Linen Closet Labels

Super Simple Linen Closet Labels - Two Purple Couches

Seriously, folks, when I say super simple, I mean super simple. You might laugh at how simple these linen closet labels are.

But that’s cool. Because these took me no time flat, and now my linen closet is organized.

I made these labels using the Silhouette Cameo I got for Christmas. This was the first official project I tried with it, hence the emphasis on simplicity.

To start, I selected a tag design from the free downloads I got when I hooked up and installed my Cameo.

Silhouette Free designs

I decided on a good dimension for the totes I’d be using, then copied and pasted the design several times.

Silhouette tag design

I followed the instructions to make my cuts, and peeled my design from my cutting mat. I used plain ole card stock. Like I said – I was going for simplicity!

Then I pulled out a gold paint pen and got to labeling. I realize that I could have used my Silhouette to cut the letters out of my tags, but I wasn’t sure if they’d be readable.

Create labels with cardstock and paint pens - Two Purple Couches

We mainly use the linen closet in our upstairs hallway for storing bath towels, beach towels, holiday towels, etc. I had already sorted through our towels and organized them into a bunch of fabric totes I purchased through a friend, who’s a thirty-one consultant.

Then I simply pinned my labels to the totes and shelved the towels we use most to be in easy reach.

Easy labels for your linen closet - Two Purple Couches

And that’s it! Super simple, right?

Easy labels to organize your linen closet - Two Purple Couches Organized linen closet with fabric totes - Two Purple Couches


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I’m really excited to be teaming up with a bunch of other awesome bloggers today as part of the very first Silhouette Challenge of 2014! All year long, we’ll be bringing you fantastic projects inspired by each month’s theme, and created using our Silhouette machines.


In case you haven’t already guessed, January’s theme is… ORGANIZING! Whoo! And we’ve got 36 – yes! 36! – awesome ways to help you get organized. Check out all these great ideas & inspiration, then get organizing!

Get organized with your Silhouette Machine!

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  3. Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
  4. Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
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  6. Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
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  8. Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
  9. Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
  10. Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
  11. Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
  12. Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  13. Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
  14. How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
  15. Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
  16. Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
  17. Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  18. Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
  19. Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
  20. Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
  21. Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  22. Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
  23. Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
  24. Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
  25. Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  26. Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
  27. Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
  28. “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
  29. Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
  30. Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
  31. Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
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  33. Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
  34. Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
  35. Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
  36. Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About

34 thoughts on “Super Simple Linen Closet Labels

  1. Kristy gd

    I love super simple! It makes me more likely to try a project, and boy do I need help in the organizing department (you don’t want to see my basement, seriously). And I love the way the gold pens stand out on your labels, it was definitely the right choice to make. Thanks so much for sharing this super simple organization project!
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  2. Christine | Where The Smiles Have Been

    I honestly never thought about using thirty-one bags for storage in a linen closet….genius! I also have that same bag in chevron stripes….it stays in my trunk and is a savior when bringing in groceries from the car. Your labels are simple but get the job done, and that’s all you need…..I so need to do something like this for all of our closets, especially to encourage my husband to finally put things away AND find things on his own! 😉
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      These bags & organizers have worked so well for us! I’ve thought about adding one to my trunk for groceries—I’ve heard this tip from several people! I don’t know if my husband will ever learn to put things away, whether labeled or not! But I like to think the labels help 😉

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