Craft Cottage - Crafty Cardboard Food Labels

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Crafting Time:

Less than 1 hour






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Crafty Cardboard Food Labels

Crafty Cardboard Food Labels

These small cardboard signs are perfect for labeling food dishes at a potluck, luncheon, or other party. Sturdier than a typical paper tent, they can be used more than once, if desired. Pay attention to the grain of the corrugated cardboard and use it to your advantage as you cut the signs. (The wavy, corrugated piece that is sandwiched between the 2 layers of cardboard can look very pretty when cut.) Make sure to use a sharp X-Acto when you cut the cardboard, otherwise it’ll tear, and you won’t have clean, crisp lines.

(And in case you were wondering about the festive palm trees: These labels match the cheery palm tree wall decorations at our Christmas in July party!)

Supplies & Tools:


  1. Print the template and cut out pieces.
  2. Lightly trace pieces onto cardboard with pencil.
  3. Lay cutting mat on flat surface.
  4. Place cardboard on cutting mat.
  5. Using metal ruler and X-Acto, cut out pieces.
  6. Interlock pieces A and B.
  7. Glue together.
  8. Now stick labels to cardboard or handwrite the food names.
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