DIY: Easy Peasy Bottle Labels
My sweet stepsister is getting married in 2 weeks and a few weekends ago we celebrated her bachelorette party! In order to make the weekend really personal for her, the bridal party came up with some great decoration ideas!
I was in charge of sweets (my favorite!) and figuring out how to make homemade water bottle and gatorade bottle labels. I found this DIY tutorial here and immediately knew my husband was going to be super helpful. I had most of the supplies already: computer paper, color printer, and packing tape. All I had to do was buy the water bottles and mini gatorade bottles.
My sweet husband designed the labels on regular computer paper that measured 1 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches long for the gatorade bottles. This did overlap slightly, but wasn't noticeable when the label was wrapped properly. I envisioned a cute background pattern with her name and date in the center of the label. I checked out Etsy to get a few ideas to give to my husband as inspiration and let him have a go with the final product.
I started by taking all the labels off the bottles and cutting out each label. I was very careful to make sure the edges were straight and even. Once the label was cut, I laid it flat on the carpet and measured the packing tape over the length as shown here. Then, I lowered the tape over the label, making sure to leave enough tape around the edges to stick to the bottle.
I found the easiest way to roll the label on was to place the bottle between my knees horizontally and then turn the bottle while keeping the label straight. This obviously makes for a very unflattering picture of my thighs so we'll skip that process and use these shots instead! I rolled the bottle on the rug towards me with the label moving away from me. I didn't press too hard until I was sure everything was even. It's really easy to re-center the label if you're slightly off.
Ta-Da! What do you think? I can't wait to make more for birthday parties, baby showers, and holidays!
Follow up: The bachelorette party went great! Unfortunately, not all the water bottles were 100% waterproof. A few bottles that sat in the ice/water cooler for more than a few hours did have the ink bleed out but there were a bunch that sealed pretty well and looked great all day long!