DIY - Custom Bottle Labels

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Labels for a Scandal Party
The idea for making my own labels came about because I needed to solve a problem.  I am a member of a really amazing mom's group (The Bergen County Mocha Moms).  I LOVE these ladies and we always have a really good time together.  The issue for me is that I don't drink alcohol and many of these ladies are wine connoisseur's.  Sure I could drink water or soft drinks but that seemed really boring to me.  We'd have these great parties and everyone would bring a great bottle of wine.  I wanted to bring a great bottle too!  So I made my own!

For this Project you will need:

  • 500ml swing top bottles (or clean empty bottles of your choice)
  • Full Sheet Labels (I like Avery 5353)
  • Color Printer
  • Scissors
  • Clear packing tape (optional)
  • Bottle brush (optional)
  • Your Favorite Drink Recipe


First things first.  I wanted a good, reusable bottle.  I like 500ml swing top bottles.  It's roughly the same size as a wine bottle.

Swing top bottles are available at most craft or home goods stores. (Michael's, AC Moore, Whole Foods, Macy's, The Container Store).  They tend to be a seasonal product.  They're easy to find in the summer and around  the Christmas holiday season .


500 ml Swing Top Bottle
When you buy your bottle, be sure to also buy a bottle brush.  This will make your life MUCH easier when it's time to clean the bottle.

Bottle Brush

There are many varieties of printable labels available.  I prefer Avery 5353.



Using Power Point, I made a template for my bottles.  If you're handy with other programs, you can create your own.  There are also LOTS of free downloadable templates available on the web.  Google:  free custom wine bottle template

To give my bottles a wine bottle feel, I like a textured background, simple pictures and clean lines.
Here is the template I used:

Template was created in Power Point 
I chose simple pictures from the Internet that would not have to be altered to fit the labels.

Putting it all together:

Step 1 - Thoroughly clean the bottles with soap and water.
Step 2 - Prepare your drink mix in a pitcher.
Step 3 - Fill and close the bottles.
Step 4 - Clean the outside of the bottle with Windex or rubbing alcohol.  Allow the bottle to dry thoroughly
Step 5 - Print and cut out label(s)
Step 6 - Carefully apply the labels
(Optional) Step 7 - Cover the label(s) with clear packing tape

If the bottle will be sitting in a tub of ice you'll need the packing tape.  If they'll just be sitting on a table, skip the tape.



Removing the Labels:  Soak the bottle in water for about 20 minutes.  Use your fingers to rub off the labels and glue.

Recently I attended a party for the Scandal Season Finale.  The party was amazing and the decor was TO DIE for!  My Ruby Red Lemonade was a welcome addition and a nice alternative to wine!

Here are more pix from the Scandal Party:

Entrance

Selfie Wall

Popcorn Machine

White Hat cupcakes and Vermont Jam

Smelly Mellie's Chicken and Uggs

Liv and Fitz's Vermont Jam

Food Table

LOTS of wine to go with the Popcorn

The Scandal Party was hosted by Pearls and Peanut Butter.  If you don't already, you should DEFINITELY be following her on Instagram!  She's SUPER creative and throws a mean theme party!

PRO TIP:
Name your drinks!  It doesn't matter what's actually in the bottle - give it a fun name.  Ruby Red Lemonade is the name I made up for Tropical Punch Kool Aid and Lemonade Kool Aid mixed together.  If you're going to a baby shower, name your "signature drink" after the baby.  The guest of honor will LOVE IT!

SUPER PRO TIP:
Wrap your bottles so that they're easy to carry!


Here's the tutorial for the Bottle Wrap

For more party favors, click HERE!

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  1. The oldest recognised wine label with photo comes from the year 1822 and represented the castle Johannisberger with the surrounding vineyards. Label Druck

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