From My Pantry {Free Elephantshoe Printable Labels}

For four wonderful years Elephantshoe together with Blackframe Photography have been contributing DIY and free printable projects for theprettyblog and what a wonderful time it has been!

Back in 2011 we posted our “My Brand Spanking New Organised Pantry” blogpost, one of our all time favourite and more popular Elephantshoe DIY projects. Years and months later after prettifying kitchens and pantries around the world, we have a new natural set of printables for you to download and print.

Pantry Label Elephantshoe 01

We want to help you bring out your inner minamalist! Be more with less through the beauty of simplicity. Create your own organised pantry cupboard, kitchen counter or shelf using these clean, classic, country styled and easy to use labels.

 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 01

We recommend that you laminate these label for longevity. Glue them to the top of your lids, stick them to the side of your glass jars or tie them to your containers with twine or ribbon.

 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 03

Here is a list of the labels that you will find in our downloadable PDF


  • All Purpose Flour
  • Self Raising Flour
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Icing Sugar
  • Castor Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Eggs
  • Baking Stuff


 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 04


  • Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Fruit Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Coffee Beans
  • Hot Choc
  • Milo


 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 05


  • Pop Corn
  • White Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Basmati Rice
  • Pasta
  • Penne
  • Spaghetti
  • Macaroni
  • Linguine
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Cous Cous
  • Quinoa
  • Oats
  • Cereal
  • Muesli
  • Rusks


 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 06


  1. Download & choose the page from our three, "The finest from My Pantry" documents that will be useful to you. {Baking, Brewed Beverages, Food}
  2. Print your desired amount of pages onto a thin A4 card stock or adhesive paper. {White or Kraft}
  3. Matt or gloss laminate for the labels longevity in your kitchen/pantry.
  4. Cut out the design using a craft knife and ruler or a pair of scissors. If you have 6cm round punch that will be perfect to punch out the circular labels or simply use scissors.
  5. Glue your labels to the top of your pantry lids, stick them to glass jars.
  6. Wrap twine or ribbon around your containers and tie or glue the printed labels on.
 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 07
 Pantry Label Elephantshoe 08

Washi by Numbers DIY series

What a AMAZING day yesterday was for Elephantshoe. We put on our party shoes and sprinkled some glitter, tossed the streamers for the launch of a brand new Elephantshoe! From every type of goodie in the online shoppe to a revamped blog with ideas and free downloads.

It's been many weeks of really hard work and both James and I have been beyond excited to share all our new ideas. We couldn't be happier to bring a new improved Eleshoe to you. 

Yesterday was also our DIY on theprettyblog and we celebrated by bringing you a cute DIY project that is a fresh take on the nostalgic "Paint by Number" concept. The first of our series, "Paint by Washi" - a must for all Japanese washi tape lovers. Simply follow the directions below to create your own poster of LOVE. 

STEP ONE : Put aside 5 Japenese washi tapes in the colours as per below. Use your own or purchase these from our new online shoppe here. 



STEP TWO : Download our "Paint by Washi" PDF at the base of this post and print our page 2-3.



STEP THREE : Stick your washi tape over the letters and shapes on page 2. Make sure you match your colours to each number section. E.g. Pink washi tape to be stuck over all the shapes in section 1. Peach washi tape to be stuck over all the shapes in section 2. It's o.k if you go over the lines as you will be cutting these shapes out a little later. 


STEP FOUR : Cut all your shapes on page 2 out using scissors or a kraft knife and ruler and set them aside.


STEP FIVE : The colour puzzle begins, paste each shape and letter according to their number on the page 3 to create your poster.


It's the 1st of August, a new month and we have designed a brand new digital desktop calendar wallpaper for you. Our readers & prettyblog readers can download it for FREE by clicking here, simply add the wallpaper to your shopping bag, and follow the steps till you reach your checkout page.  Enter this discount code "NEW ELESHOE" in the space provided. Next download your calendar at no charge. 

Our friends over at Blackframe Photography have been helping us so so much throughout our entire new website process and we could not thank them enough. Thank you Andre and Maritsa for the for the awesome pics in this post and our website. 

Happy "Washi by Numbers", toast to the new month and great new things to come. 

Love Sam 

from the "Elephant factory"



Mothers Day {A Special Spoil Ticket}

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. " - Abraham Lincoln.

I could't agree more and I'm sure most of us feel this way. Our moms have given birth to us, shared their personal attributes with us, cared for us, loved us and brought us up to be the people we are today. Let's celebrate them, thank them and spoil them for ALL they have done.

Today we share a free printable, an e-mailer and an sms image with you that you can use to send to your mom on Mothers Day. Whether you live close by or if you are living in another city to your mum (like me), you will be able to use one of these mediums to let your mom know that you love her and that you have a special spoil planned for her.


Free Printable

  • Print out page 2 or page 3 on a thick card stock, trim using the provided crop marks, fold the card in half. Write out the spoil you have planned for your mom inside the blank card.



  • Attach to an e-mail to your mom and include the spoil idea in the subject line. E.g "Dear Mom, please meet me at 3 o'clock for tea and cake at the Mount Grace this Mothers Day."


  • Visit the pretty blog website and this page from your phone internet browser.
  • Download our Mothers Day Special Spoil image from the bottom of this post. 
  • SMS or WhatsApp your mom the image followed by a message with the details of your spoil. E.g "Dear Mom, Happy Mothers Day. Give the ladies at Sorbet Spa a call and book yourself a manicure and pedicure on me."


As always a big thank you to our friends over at Blackframe Photography for taking the photos used in our Mothers day post. Visit their blog to see their beautiful wedding photography.

Happy, "Mothers Day" to all mums, moms-in-law and mommies to be.

A very special I love you goes to my mom, you are a gift from God.

love Sam

from the "Elephant factory"




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