- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
I used water-resistant labels only because I couldn’t find regular ones in the right size. I’m sure the regular ones will work though! Just be sure to use a laser printer, as inkjet ink runs when it gets wet.
The website that I got the labels from provided a template for those specific labels, so it made printing a lot easier. Are you sure that Mrs. Spider’s template will match the labels you want? Maybe you could download the template provided by the website (most provide templates) and copy and paste Mrs. Spider’s design into that template? That way you get the pretty design and don’t need to worry about it lining up properly. Good luck!
We used photo paper and an ink jet printer. Rebecca is right that ink jet ink runs, but our were put in buckets of ice and we didn’t have a single problem with them running. The only one I saw run is the one I’ve been using in my bathroom to hold the water I used to take meds with at night. It took it a couple of months of every-night use to start to run. I simply measured the height of label that was already on the bottle and made rectangles on an 8 1/2 by 11 in my software that were 8 1/2 wide by whatever the measurement of the label was. I then took advantage of any sticky left over from peeling the old labels off and used double stick tape to secure the other end.
Here’s how they ended up… along with a bunch of other DIY projects. We ended up not getting any pics of them from the day of the wedding. 🙁
I printed ours on regular white copy paper and used an inkjet printer. Then I laminated each sheet and took them to Kinko’s to have them cut into the individual labels. There were 5 per sheet using my template. I assembled them to the water bottles by first removing the labels that were already on the bottles. I then wrapped each bottle and secured the label with a hot glue gun. Trust me this is probably the only way to bond them if you laminate. I just finished ours and they are sitting pretty in the pantry til Oct 4th. We have tested them out in a ice bucket and no running ink. However, I think we are going to put them in buckets and use dry ice on wedding day for the smokey mist effect.
If you have a multiple color designed water bottle label like I did, I suggest that you have them printed on a color copier (4 or 5 labels per sheet) at any kinko’s/staples/print store. I "laminated" them by putting clear shipping tape over each label (much, much cheaper than actually laminating them), then cut the individual labels off of each page with a paper cutter. The ink from the copier will not run when the paper gets wet but the shipping tape over the label gives it a nice finished look. Then simply wrap each label around the bottle and secure with double stick tape. I’m at work now so I won’t be able to post a picture but pm me if you are interested seeing the finished product. Good Luck!!
Are you sure I posted that template? I’ve never made water bottle labels before. Unless you mean ones my cousin made for her sister’s bridal shower. Those were printed on regular white paper bc we did not chill the bottles. We supplied ice and glasses instead.
Oops! Meant Mrs Firefly. I was reading another post by Mrs Spider yesterday so I think her name/icon was on my mind 🙂
Thanks for the suggestions all!
I’m going to try out the packing label tape over regular paper and I’m going to try out photo paper. We’re going to be putting the bottles into a bucket of ice, or possible freezing over night and letting melt in the morning. I hope it doesn’t run so I don’t have to spend tons of money on the water proof labels! 🙂
Very easy to cutomize the text, great value for money, super fast delivery and easy to cut and stick my DIY wedding water bottle labels.
Plus there is a glossy option which is great for any water spills!
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