How to Create Personalized Labels for Water Bottles in 5 Minutes

By Jessica Briggs J.D./LL.M. ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Water bottles
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Clear packing tape
Your guests will appreciate your personalized water bottle labels.

If you have an event coming up for which you'd like to create your own personalized water bottle labels quickly and easily, you can do so on your home printer with very little effort. As long as you're familiar with a graphics program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint, you'll be able to make creative, personalized labels to give to your guests at your event that will let them know you thought of their needs.

Create a label template in your favorite graphics program. Set the canvas size to 7 by 2 inches. This is a fairly standard size that should fit most water bottles on the market.

Design your label. You can use an image or texture for the background and then perhaps monogram the bottles for a wedding or label them with a description of the event. Your only limit is how much time you have to spend on the design.

Print the number of labels you need. If you made your template 7 by 2 inches, you should be able to fit five labels on a page in portrait orientation. Make sure to set your print quality to high to avoid dithering.

Tape the labels onto the bottles with the packing tape. This will create a shiny finish and should prevent any running of the ink from condensation.

Tip

To be absolutely sure your labels won't run, print them with your laser printer or have them printed with a laser printer at a copy shop.

If you're not much of a graphic designer, there are many sites online that provide free downloadable templates for water bottle labels.

About the Author

Jessica Briggs began writing professionally in 2011. She has written for high school, college and law school newspapers such as "The Justice" and "The Hoot" at Brandeis University. Briggs holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a joint Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in international criminal law and justice.