Organize School Supplies With Mason Jars & Washi Tape!

Now that the school year has started up again, it’s time to get organized! No one wants to be searching for school supplies when the kids are supposed to be doing homework, right?! Here’s a super simple way to organize school supplies; all you need are a few jars and some washi tape!

Organize school supplies with mason jars and washi tape!

Mason jars are perfect for corraling some of the clutter and organizing different supplies. And they’re also portable, so you can set them out on a desk while the kids are working and easily put them away later!

I made these labels out of washi sheets and cut them with my CAMEO. Silhouette is having a huge back to school sale right now, so you can get these washi sheets and a cutting machine on sale!

Today through Sunday, August 31 you can get an AWESOME deal on a new cutting machine  bundled with a whole bunch of supplies that are perfect for back to school! Just visit and enter the code FUNCTIONAL at checkout to get the discount! Scroll down past the tutorial to see the full details on the sale.

Organize School Supplies With Mason Jars And Washi Tape

Here’s what I used for this project: (affiliate links below)

The first thing I did was open up my Silhouette Studio software and create a few labels. I just wanted words made out of washi material, so I typed the words in and loaded a washi sheet onto my cutting mat. But you can get fancy and make actual label shapes if you want! I think the silver or gold printable foil would be perfect for labels!

Set your material to washi sheets (or whichever material you decided to use) and adjust your blade depth accordingly.

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Load your cutting mat and material into your machine and click Send To Silhouette to send your label design to the machine!

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Once your machine is done cutting, peel the washi material off the mat and carefully cut out around the labels.

Peel up all of the extra washi material so that just your label is left. And if your label is just text, like mine, you probably want some transfer paper to help move the design to the jar (you can use a strip of washi tape in a pinch). If you use washi tape, stick it to your shirt and remove it a few times to help make it less sticky; you don’t want the tape to stick to the letters so firmly that you can’t remove the tape once you’ve placed your design!

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Stick your washi tape or transfer paper onto your label, then gently peel the entire label and tape off the backing paper.

Place your label on your jar and press down over the letters to really get it to stick.

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Then gently peel away the washi tape or transfer paper, and you’re left with a cute little label on your jar!

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Make as many jars as you want, and get those school supplies organized!!!

Organize school supplies with mason jars and washi tape!

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If you haven’t heard of Silhouette and their cutting machines yet, you’re missing out! They make electronic cutting machines, basically like personal die cutters you can hook up to your computer and use like a printer! So any shape, design, or font that you could print with a normal printer, you can cut with a Silhouette cutting machine instead! They make it really easy to cut out anything and everything from paper to fabric to temporary tattoos to rubber stamping material so you can make your own stamps! They even have pens so that you can sketch with your machine and then cut out around your design!

Silhouette Back To School Promo! August 13-31

If you want to get one of your own, plus some awesome back to school supplies, they’re on sale this week! Here are the details:

1) Silhouette CAMEO® Back To School bundle: $269.99 (originally $380.91)

2) Silhouette  Portrait® Back To School bundle: $149.99 (originally $260.91)

Don’t miss this sale! You can get all of these awesome supplies, plus a brand new cutting machine at a great price through Sunday, August 31! Just visit, find what you need, and enter the code FUNCTIONAL at checkout to get the discounts!

If you need some more project ideas, check out all of the other projects I’ve done with my Silhouette Cameo by clicking here, or check out some of my favorites below!

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are Silhouette affiliate links.  Any purchases you make through those links help me to keep this blog running, and Silhouette’s affiliate program is what lets me offer you guys awesome Silhouette discounts and giveaways!


Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Raquel says

    6 years ago

    Every time I see you post about a Silouette, I really think I ought to get one! I LOVE this idea because it is mason jars, washi and organization. A trifecta for me!

  2. Alexis @ Persia Lou says

    6 years ago

    Such a good tip to use the washi tape as a transfer tape!

  3. Gwen says

    6 years ago

    That is such a cute way to label your jars! I love it!

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