DIY Water Bottle Labels

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For today’s project I’m making custom labels for the party this weekend. I use Pages for laying out images- it’s like a simplified Photoshop and Illustrator rolled into one.

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After cutting them all out with the paper cutter, I’m affixing them to the water bottles with packing tape. Simple as that.

And normally I would be crazed about the water bottles all being uniform in size, but I know from experience that kids never notice that stuff and I might as well use up what I have left over from previous parties.

DIY T-shirts

I’m bringing the Olympic Games to Venice for my son’s upcoming 8th birthday. Needless to say, there is a lot of planning involved, especially since I decided to invite the entire second grade class! Right now I’m finishing up the team t-shirts. I am kind of obsessed with the Avery transfer paper- they are very easy to use and the results are pretty great.

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DIY Wine Bottle Labels

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This is the first time I’ve ever done custom labels on a bottle. I thought it would be pretty quick and easy. Cut to: search engines on the web, driving to the store for Goo Gone, hot water immersions (which I am slightly concerned will spoil the wine, but I choose to not think about that!) scraping with a sharp knife….Image

But I am pretty pleased with the final product. I’m hosting a book club inspired by the book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” I thought that using the “wasp” label for wine would be fun and I think Pinhole Press did a great job with the labels. I would use them again in a heart beat.

Now I’m off to glitter a bunch of raindrops for a mock Seattle in my house.

Stay tuned for pictures from the event…