Post # 1
Alright bees, my mom and I are wanting to make some signs for our drink dispensers which will contain lemonade and sweet tea. These are what our drink dispensers look like:
I found these online and thought they would fit in with my outdoor rustic vineyard theme. I just don’t know how they would hold up to the dispenser sweating. Our wedding is at 2:30pm outside. Reception is covered and shaded. Also, not sure HIV they used regular cared stock? Thoughts.
We are having water as well. We have water bottles that will be sitting in ice in a galvanized tub.
Post # 3
@NeoMatrix406: if you used just regular contact paper and then put sticy laminate on the back (sorry not sure of the name…maybe contact paper?), it would hold up fine.
I use that stuff all the time for work stuff (I work with kids) and I just buy it at the dollar store.
Post # 4
I’m guessing they would get pretty waterlogged.
I would suggest maybe doing something like that, except with a little chalkboard instead, so it’d wooden and wouldn’t get all soggy. And you could still wrap it around all cute like that.
Post # 5
You can get them laminated at a shop or buy the paper and do it yourself.
Post # 6
i think the previous suggestions are great – just wanted to say i think its going to look super cute!
Post # 7
Laminate will work, also you can spray/paint with “triple thick” sealer. I have used signs sealed with this craft sealer on punch bowls that have even ended up in the punch (crazy halloween parties) and the sign stays intact.
An office supply will laminate, or pretty much any craft store will have the Triple Thick sealer.
Very nice display.
Just out of curiousity, how large are they (gallons) and what was the rough cost?
Post # 8
Or cheap it out and layer packing tape on the back!
Post # 9
The mason jar dispensor holds 2 gallons. I didn’t buy mine. I rented mine for $10/each.
Thank you all for the laminating and spray coating ideas. Time to get crafting.
Post # 10
Alright, ladies I used all your wonderful ideas to arrive at my lables. I used Scotch self-seal laminating pouches. I used the vine/grapes that I used when I made my invitations. The font used (incase anyone else loves it like I do is called Sofia –> you can download it HERE)!
Post # 11
You could also buy waterproof paper. It’s called “Rite in the Rain”. You can get in online or at some outdoor stores like REI, though for bigger sizes I suggest getting it online. The stuff is great and you can laser print on it and it won’t come off when wet, and the paper won’t disenigrate/tear when wet either. I’m an aquatic ecologist and I use it in the river for field notes/labeling samples etc.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I love Rite in the Rain and how you can literally write under water on it! I’m a wildlife biologist 🙂
OP, I love those jars. I think I might have to buy a couple since we don’t have those to rent in the boonies…
Post # 14
My undergrad is in Wildlife bio 🙂
Post # 15
I like the chalkboard idea, but that’s only because it’s an inexpensive, easy solution that would go along with your rustic look. I also vote for the Rite in the Rain paper–as an avid geocacher, I know how amazing this paper is!
Post # 16
I’m probably going to use black contact paper and stencil on the title using a white sharpie paint pen…I’m not 100% decided yet though