My favorite label maker makes It easy to DIY water bottle labels. They hold up through countless washes & ensure my toddler’s bottles don’t end up in the lost & found! Learn how you can make these affordable labels, too!
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This labeling project lingered on my to-do list for the longest time, and I’m so glad to have it done – it was super quick and easy.
My daughter, Chloe, takes a water bottle to daycare every day. Up until now, I’ve written her name on water bottles with a Sharpie, and it always ends up smeared off after just a couple washes.
My label maker uses a laminated label tape that is made to hold up to kids’ messes and mom’s washing, so I tested it out on Chloe’s water bottles! I usually go with clear tape and black writing but ordered this pretty berry pink with white text for this project – with a little girl in the house, I’m sure the pink won’t go to waste!
Read on to see just how easy these water bottle labels were to create, how cute they are for kid (well, any) items, and how they are holding up to everyday life after a couple of months of going through the dishwasher!
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My Favorite Label maker
I love my Brother P-Touch Cube label maker. It’s small, affordable, and connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. And it’s perfect for quickly creating custom labels for all sorts of things around the house.
There are tons of templates within the app to choose from if you’re are in a hurry, or you can design personalized labels with fun symbols and frames. The app is available for Apple and Android and is really user-friendly. It even spell-checks for you!
When you open your P-Touch Cube label maker for the first time, it’ll come with an AC adaptor and a starter length of tape (black print on white background). And when you’re ready to switch tapes, it’s almost too easy! I love how it just clicks in and you’re ready to go.
which label tape is best for water bottles?
The P-Touch Cube label maker uses Brother P-touch TZe durable, laminated tapes up to 12mm (~½”) wide in a variety of colors and types. This laminated label tape for the P-Touch Cube is water and fade resistant and can go from the freezer to the microwave to the dishwasher.
I used this label tape on my toddler’s water bottles that I wash daily and it’s held up for nearly two months now. No peeling, no fading. The labels have gone through the dishwasher numerous times with no noticeable changes. Pretty amazing, right?!
How To Make Water Bottle labels With A Label Maker
Design Your label
Open the free P-Touch Design & Print mobile app on your phone. Design your label using a pre-made design or start from scratch. Adjust the settings to the proper tape length and tape color.
Adjust Print settings
Click “PRINT” and select the number of copies you want to print.
Click “CUT OPTIONS” within the print settings screen. Choose if you want a cut mark printed between labels. Choose if you want to cut the last label (to save on waste, I only choose this for the last label in my batch). This leaves less wasted space in between labels as opposed to leaving room to cut each individual label off with the built-in cut lever.
Insert label tape into your label maker. Turn your label maker on and connect it to your phone using the Bluetooth settings in the mobile app.
If you are printing a batch of labels with the same design, change the text and continue printing until your labels are complete.
Press down the cut lever on the top of your label maker to cut the last label. Use scissors to cut your labels apart.
Remove the backing paper from the label and adhere to your water bottle.
- Brother P-Touch Cube Label Maker
- Phone with the free P-Touch Design & Print mobile app installed
- Open the free P-Touch Design & Print mobile app on your phone.
- Design your label using a pre-made design or start from scratch.
- Adjust the settings to the proper tape length and tape color.
- Click "PRINT" and select the number of copies you want to print.
- Click "CUT OPTIONS" within the print settings screen and update settings.
- Insert label tape into your label maker.
- Turn your label maker on and connect it to your phone using the Bluetooth settings in the mobile app.
- Click "PRINT".
- Use the built-in cutter or scissors to cut apart labels.
- Remove the backing paper from the label and adhere to your water bottle.
I hope this tutorial helps you keep track of all those water bottles and baby bottles! It’s such an easy project and I’m so impressed with how well those labels have lasted after many washes.
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