Candy Buffet Labels Make Containers Unique & Stylish!
Whether you’re using elaborate, decorative labels for the candy or simple chalkboard scrawl, creative labeling can dress up a candy buffet with some serious style. Check out these unique ideas for creating an appealing labeling system.
This creative individual writing for Cranky Puppy Farm, a blog about life in Kansas City, wrote about her step by step process for making decorative jam labels. Luckily, this design gives you lots of creative control and it can work wonders for candy buffet labels, too
1. Print your candy buffet labels using the Jam Labelizer. Although this template is meant for jam labels, you can customize each word so it reflects the type of candy you’re displaying.
2. Use stencil adhesive to attach the label to colored card stock.
3. Carefully cut around the outside of your candy label.
4. Remove the label from the cardstock; the stencil adhesive should peel away easily without leaving any sticky residue behind.
5. Use a hole punch to place a hole near the top of the label.
6. Use string, yarn, or decorative ribbon to tie the label around a candy jar, hang it from the lid, or place on the table in front of the jar.
- Using a metal border for paper labels is a great way to ensure that the label doesn’t become torn or wrinkled. It’s also a good way to interchange the paper labels if the candy content changes.
Now you have candy buffet labels that are durable, decorative, and highly descriptive of the candy inside. Get extra creative by cutting out a small piece of patterned fabric in the shape of your label to adhere to the back.
This is an easy and fun way to spice up your candy buffet with an urban chic or industrial feel. You will need a letter stencil and regular acrylic paint, spray paint, a paint pen, or a marker.
- If you’re using metal containers to house your candy, you can consider spray painting or using a paint pen to form words directly on the container. This works if you’re permanently housing the same type of candy in these containers and don’t need to change out the labels.
- Consider placing your candy buffet on a paper tablecloth and using the letter stencils and a marker to paint directly on the paper in front of each candy container.
Blackboard labels, like this example from House to Home, are a great way to set up a back-to-school themed candy buffet or just for creating an easy way to interchange labels without having to painstakingly peel them off you containers.
- These chalkboard labels from The Plaid Barn come in different elegant shapes and sizes and can be wiped clean if you misspell a word or want to change the label altogether.
- Chalkboard or blackboard labels work well with glass or metal jars.
Now you have the tools and ideas to create eye-catching labels for a uniquely displayed candy buffet. Don’t be afraid to get creative with fun fonts, alliterations, and bold colors.