Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Birthday Party Project #1- DIY Water Bottle Label

This is the first of a multi-part series.  Here I will post all of the projects I did for The Boss' first Birthday Party, starting with custom water bottle labels. I have seen custom water bottle labels on a number of blogs.  I love them and love that they add a beautiful custom touch to your decor.  I wanted to order some for The Boss' party but knew the Hubby would flip at spending money on "something so unneccisary" so I decided I would try my hand at making my own.

My Husband bought me Photoshop Elements 9 for Valentine's Day.  Since it took me close to a year to figure out how to work my MacBook you can imagine how long it's taking me to use Photoshop.  Every now and then I try something and then end up closing my computer or going to Photobucket (way easier btw).  This time I was determined so I got out my computer, read a tutorial here, and then set to work.  It was EASY!

I used a background from a digital scrap booking kit designed by my friend Jen from Jen C Designs.  You can find her blog and online store here. Coincidentally enough the kit this background came from was inspired by The Boss' nursery even before she was born!  I set the size of the label, chose a backdrop I liked and then added the flower and the "e".

Here's the finished label.

And here they are on the bottles

Helpful Tips 
  • Make your label 1.75 inches tall and 8.5 inches long
  • Use a digital scrapbook kit, great ones can be found here
  • Take your time and try a few different things.  If you are working on photoshop when you love something lock it so it won't move when you move other elements around.  (Probably a total rookie thing...but helpful to me!) 


Lindsay said...

ADORABLE! I've always wanted to know how to do this! THANKS GIRLY!

Jen said...

Thank you so much Chelsey for posting this!! :) I'm going to post a link on my Facebook page :)