Instructables user sadiesosha writes:

Starting a small company? Can’t meet the 1000 piece minimum from tag-printing companies? Not a problem! Make your own labels on the cheap and never worry about wasting that hard-earned cash.

Check out the Instructable for making your own labels that uses crossgrain ribbon, a stencil of your logo, and some spray paint.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Artypie

    I think you mean grosgrain, not crossgrain.

  • Sandra

    What a great idea!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  • Cooper

    You can also use some fabric, freezer paper and a printer that prints what ever you want on the fabric!

  • Look Book-er

    While this is a fun and creative idea, if you are a serious designer this is not the place to cut corners. It will not help you get into the top boutiques and stores. Your label is one of the most important branding decisions you can make! BTW, who has 1,000 piece minimums? New York Custom Labels starts at 50 piece minimums and their prices are surprisingly low. Check them out