Friday, June 18, 2010

Water Water Everywhere!

Last night was a rough one. I had full intentions of coming home, relaxing, finishing up my DIY Water Bottle Labels and going to bed early. Well, after Curtis found a 6 foot snake who moved into our retaining wall in the backyard, needless to say I was useless. I had about 4 panic attacks (tears, hyper-ventilating, the works) before heading to Walmart for Snake B Gone. When I returned I felt better after sprinkling that stuff in every crevice of the house (extra care for the doors) and the only thing I could think of that would calm me down was this project. If that doesn't drive the nail into the coffin that I'm wedding obsessed, I really don't know what does. :)

So, this was another incredibly easy project! I've seen some adorable water bottle labels that brides are making for their Out of Town Bags (more to come on that later) and of course, I had to do the same. Instead of ordering the custom printed labels for $50 or just ordering the Avery stickers for $25, my project came in right at $8, including the water. Can't beat that!

Water Before:


I found a cute template online and starting tweaking it to have it follow the same design feel of everything else in the wedding. Here's the label after I cut it out of the cardstock:

In case you were wondering, yes, that is an actual bar code I found online (it's for a chinese frozen dinner), the proper recycling code for bottled water, a thank you from us and a nutritional fact chart that reads: Serving Size 1 Happy Couple Servings per Container 1, Calories 0 (gotta love that!), Love 100%, Trust 100%, Respect 100%, Commitment 100%, Bottom Reads: "Percent Daily Values are based on a lifelong marriage with unending love and happiness." Awwww!

From there, I tried a few way to adhere it to the bottles and honestly, a glue stick worked the best. Score! The best way was to glue the label to the label already on the bottle, I found, instead of removing the Glacier Water label and sticking my label on just the bottle alone.

And voila! Custom water bottle labels for almost nothing!


  1. Those are adorable! Are they going to get wet?

  2. Probably, :), but since they won't be chilled, just in the OOT bag, I'm hoping they won't mess up too much.