If you’re planning a party and want to make it extra personalized – I am SO for that! I absolutely love making everything at my parties custom to the person of honor! It makes it so special for everyone involved. And if you’ve read about what digital party decorations are, then you know that DIY party decorations is a huge budget-saver. When it comes to water bottle labels, I have some great ideas about How to Make DIY Water Bottle Labels for Your Party and can’t wait to tell you about them!
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How to Make DIY Water Bottle Lables for Your Party
If you’re thinking of making DIY Water Bottle labels for your party, there are two ways to go about doing that. First, you can purchase a pre-designed water bottle label sheet from a place like in my Etsy shop. I have water bottle labels for supercar parties, fighter jet parties, ball parties and more.
However, if you are working on a completely different party theme, then those water bottle label designs obviously won’t work for you! But, no worries! I have a workaround for you to personalize your own water bottle labels.
Feel free to watch the Tutorial Video instead, below:
Design Your Own Water Bottle Lables for Your Party
Design a Water Bottle Labele in Canva
Canva is such a great design tool if you don’t have a pro design tool like Adobe Photoshop. And the best part is that it’s FREE! You may have heard of Canva if you have a small business or work for a company to design social media posts. Or maybe you’ve used them to design newsletters, presentations, and more. Canva is a great place to make your design for your party.
First, create a new custom size design in Canva. Make it big enough that it won’t be pixelated. In the example here, I made it 7 x 5 inches. Make sure to set it to (in) inches and not px (pixels).
Then create your own design using their photos, fonts, and colors. Once you’r done, export the file as a PNG. (This will make the background disappear.)
Canva Tip: The only thing I will mention is to NOT use the Canva app on your phone. If you do, you may just faint with exhaustion and frustration. Definitely do your uploading from a computer for this particular platform. You won’t regret it.
Getting Your Water Bottle Lables Ready To Print
From here, you can do one of two things. You can either purchase my Water Bottle Label template and drop your design in using the instructions that come with it, or you can just create them on your own, which I’ll discuss below.
Water Bottle Label Template
If you’re DIYing your party décor, this Water Bottle Label Template will help you make your own custom water bottle labels for your event.
(See below before purchasing for details and instructions and more answers to your questions.)
To create these completely on your own, follow these instructions.
Once you export your design from Canva:
- Open a Word document
- Set the orientation to Landscape.
- Select to Import > Picture > select the picture you created in Canva.
- (Make sure to set the photo to be in front of text, so you can move it wherever you want on the page.)
- Add your design to the center of the page.
- Copy and paste it a few times so you can make at least 4-5 water bottle labels per page. (See photo below for example.)
Printing Your Water Bottle Labels
Whether or not you purchased the Water Bottle Label template, or created your own design completely from scratch, you’re nearly ready to have customized water bottle labels for your party! First, however, you have to print your water bottle labels.
Therefore, I recommend getting full sticker paper for your water bottle labels. For example, don’t get the kind of sticker paper that is made for address labels. That will be way too complicated! Instead, make it easy and get full sized 8.5 x 11 sticker paper. That way you won’t have to line up your design in Word to match your paper, because the entire paper is sticker paper. Below are a few you can get on Amazon.
The Sticker Paper I recommend to DIY Your Water Bottle Labels
The paper I recommend the MOST is this Milcoast Matte Full Sheet 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper. One of the best things about this sticker paper is that it is water resistant! That means that when the water bottle gets condensation on it from the refrigerator or the cooler, the ink on your design is way less likely to bleed or run.
I’ll tell you a secret though. This sticker paper is the ONLY sticker paper I use on ALL of my sticker related needs for my customers. The reason for this is because it prints the most vibrant colors. I have purchased TON of sticker paper, and honestly, nothing compares to the color that is printed on the Milcoast Matte Full Sheet 8.5 x 11 Sticker Paper. You can read my blog about the best paper to print invitations. In it, I point out how the key to printing amazing prints has nothing to do with your printer, and has everything to do with your paper! Sticker paper is no different!)
Alternatively, if you are out of time, and don’t have sticker paper. No worries. I, of course(!), have a workaround, which you can read in the assembly part of this blog below. Just scroll down.
Cutting Your Water Bottle Labels
Once you print your labels (weather it’s on the sticker paper I recommend above, or just good old white cardstock paper), you will want to cut them into long strips about 1.5 inches tall. If you purchased my water bottle template, then you just cut along the lines that are on the template. However, if you made them on your own, you just cut them length-wise in between each of your designs.
These Fiskars cutters are great for those of you with small projects and/or a small office. They’re great for people who don’t have a dedicated craft room or office. Once the blade starts to get blunt, you can buy these replacement Fiskars blades on Amazon.
Alternatively, you may also want to consider a larger cutter if you plan to do this often and it’s more than just a one-time project. These cutters that I’ve included below are a great upgrade option if you have the budget and space. I have the Wescott Cutter that I really like because it doesn’t seem to dull like the Fiskar cutters do.
Assembling your Custom Water Bottle Lables
The next phase in How to Make DIY Water Bottle Labels for Your Party, is assembly. There are two ways you can assemble your custom water bottle labels. The first is with my favorite sticker paper I mentioned above. The second is if you don’t want to buy sticker paper.
Before you do either of the following techniques, make sure to remove the original water bottle label that come on the plastic bottle. You can just rip them off, or use scissors or a crafting knife.
Assembling Your DIY Water Bottle Labels You Printed on Sticker Paper
If you printed your labels out on the sticker paper I recommended (or another kind), and then cut them into long strips (about 1.5 inches tall), you’re ready to assemble.
- Before taking off backing, practice wrapping the label around the bottle. If the label wraps too far around and covers the design in front, trim each side accordingly.
- Take the backing off the sticker paper.
- Align the center of the sticker exactly where you want to display your design.
- Wrap one side of the sticker paper around the bottle, pressing it down and smoothing out bubbles.
- Then press the other side of the sticker and layer it on top of the other side.
- You’re done!
Printing Your DIY Water Bottle Lables with No Sticker Paper
If you don’t have sticker paper, get your clear packing tape ready!
- Practice wrapping the label around the bottle and if the label wraps around and covers the design in front, trim each side accordingly.
- Lay your label face up on a flat surface.
- Cut a piece of clear packing tape that is just big enough to cover the label with a little extra hanging off each side.
- Place your tape face down on the label
- Wrap one side of the paper around the bottle, pressing it down and smoothing out bubbles.
- Then press the other side of the sticker and layer it on top of the other side.
…and you’re done!
Thanks For Reading About How to Make DIY Water Bottle Labels for Your Party
I hope this will help you save money on your extra special super custom party. DIY decorations is are my favorite thing! So I hope this info was super helpful! If you want more info on printing digital party decorations, you might want to check out another blog I wrote called DIY Party Decorations on a budget, as well as What are Digital Party Decorations?
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