April 18, 2011

{DIY} Water Bottle Labels

I've gotten a few emails about the water bottles at Ava's party, so I thought I'd do a quick tutorial on how I made them. They are so simple and easy to make, all you need are some supplies and time. You can whip these up pretty quick and I think they add some pizazz to your party, and a little extra special touch!

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Here's what you need:
- case of water bottles
- glue gun
- scrapbook paper {for 24 bottles I used 3 sheets of paper, don't forget your coupons for the craft store}
- embellishments are optional {stickers, labels, etc.}
- scissors

Here's what you do:
- First you want to remove all the existing labels off your water bottles. Save 1 label to use as your template.
- Use the saved label to measure and trace the outline of the label onto your scrapbook paper. Do this and repeat as many times as you need to cover your water bottles. For example, if you have 24 bottles to label do this 24 times so you end up with 24 labels to re cover your bottles.
- Next, wrap the labels around the bottles and use your glue gun to seal them in place. I first used double sided tape and they all started to come undone. But, the hot glue was strong enough to hold them so I replaced it with that. This works the best. Repeat this step till they are all covered.
- You can add embellishments to the center of the water bottles. I used some left over favors tags and added them to the fronts. You can see it in the picture above, but this step is totally optional. There's so many cute choices of paper out there that you probably won't need to do this.

Couple tips:
You can't put these bottles in buckets of ice or the paper will get wet, bleed and all your hard work and pretty bottles will go to waste. I suggested chilling your water in the fridge till it's time for your party to make sure they are cold. Then just take them out of the fridge a couple minutes before the party and they will be cold.

Enjoy!!

People will think you're so fancy and crafty, and YOU ARE!

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