The first thing I planned for the shower was custom water bottle labels. I had been dying to make some. They turn boring old water bottles into something fashionable and very cute. I had originally planned to print out custom labels with my sister's name and all that stuff, but as usual...I ran out of time. But, if you are slightly better at time management...go right ahead and knock yourself out.
I went ahead and made them with the same paper that I used through the whole shower, from invites to cake plate liners. I just loved the paper and bought a lot when it was on sale. They turned out cute and really were pretty simple to make. For a matter of a few bucks the water bottles were transformed! Just think of all of the occasions you could make these for. Birthday parties, showers, or just for fun :)
Here is what you are going to need.
Scrapbook Paper (I used 3 sheets for 24 bottles)
Clear Packaging Tape
Before we get on to the fun part you are going to have to take off all of the ugly labels. Then you will need to measure and mark your paper with the right width. This will kind of depend on the space on your bottle. I cut my paper slightly bigger than the old wrappers. I did a little more than 1.5 inches.
Now it's time to cut the tape to the right length. Be careful...it's pretty sticky!
Very, very carefully place the paper on the tape. Print side down :)
Start at one end and wrap it around, making sure you are going in a straight line...we don't want the label going down hill!
Here is the finished product. Cute as can be...
Total cost for the labels: $2.50
Just think what they would cost if you purchased them already made. I'm sure it would be more than $2.50!!