One of my very favorite storage bins are the Y weave baskets from Target. They are affordable, easy to clean, and durable. I have them throughout my house. But, for years I struggled with how to label them. One option is these bin clips from The Container Store or Target. Both are good options, but I found that The Container Store labels are too big for the basket and slide around, and for both you are paying a couple of dollars per bin for a label. I was looking for a cheaper alternative that was still cute and functional.
I had the idea to use the holes in the bins to secure a paper label. I found that I could attach them with twine, or secure with a brad. Here’s how I did it:
Create your own labels, or download the labels I used for free here.
Cut out the labels.
Optional step, laminate the labels, using Scotch Single-Sided Laminating sheets which can be purchased on Amazon.
I just carefully laid the sheet, sticky side up, put on all the labels and then trimmed off the excess laminating paper.
Here’s where the process changes for the two options…
To secure with brads:
To secure with twine:
Secure label with brad to bin
Secure label with twine to bin