HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  (insert HUGE smile)

Today I thought I’d share a DIY party idea that I haven’t shared yet but is long overdue.  It’s one I used for my Mom’s 60th Surprise Sock Hop Party, I know that was like forever ago!  See I told you… overdue! 😉

I’m gonna start by confessing: This is not the most sophisticated tutorial ever. However, it is simple enough that it need not be.

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I always admire when water bottles are dressed up in adorable little labels.  I see parties all the time where the waters are personalized and I think it is such a sweet little detail.  So, I thought I’D try making my own for my Mom’s party.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this DIY was.

DIY water bottle labels are one of the easiest ways to personalize a party and I’ll tell ya what, I won’t be throwing another event without them. Just think about how much more interesting these would make any birthday party, baby shower or cocktail hour.

Here’s how YOU could make your own…

What you’ll need:

  • Water bottles
  • Labels
  • Clear packing tape

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The labels are the trickiest part.  I made mine in Photoshop and it took me all of 10 minutes.  They are 1.5 x 8.5 inches and I printed mine on plain white printer paper.  I wouldn’t recommend this type of paper for a more elegant event though or if you plan on throwing your water in a cooler full of ice.  If this is the case, you will want to purchase a waterproof label. The ink will run if it gets too wet.  But for a backyard BBQ or birthday party, I think my way does the trick. Even if you just print a few and leave them on the food table it’s still an adorable party detail!Appletini Photography_331Once your labels are designed, printed and cut it’s time to start attaching them.   Peel off the existing water bottle label and use the clear packing tape to apply the new and improved personalized label. Appletini Photography_330I used one long strip of tape and covered the entire label.  This helped protect it from moisture and made the labels more durable.

And, here is the completed project.  Cute, right??

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Has anyone out there made their own water bottle labels before??  What type did you make?  Any tips or tricks to share??

Have a great weekend gang!  See you next week!!

xx, Heather