I am going to assume that I am speaking to most brides out there when I ask, how many of you are still trying to come up with creative gift ideas for your wedding party? I searched Pinterest, Etsy, Amazon, and Google for the most fitting of presents to show our appreciation. Sure, Micheal had input, but he did not come up with any sort of insight or suggestions for his own groomsmen. So I got to thinking…..
Personalized BBQ sets? No.
Cuff links? No.
Their own bobblehead replica? No.
Then…BING! Alcohol. Every one of Michael’s groomsmen drink and can especially appreciate a good shot of liquor. Now what? Engraved bottle openers? Flasks? Endless amounts of travel size liquor bottles? Hmmm….I’m a DIY’er, I needed to create something for them – not purchase it from Etsy. So I came up with an idea to buy a flask (or the closet glass container I could find to resemble a flask) and then design my own labels/stickers to put on them.
First I needed a trip to Micheals. I found a variety of glassware, but these had the smoothest surface with the least resemblance to a milk jug.
Next, I took the 5 glass “flasks” to Staples, where I bought the water-resistant Avery brand stickers that would fit them best. I typically use Avery products because I find their website to be extremely easy to navigate and I love how I can create an Avery profile & save all my work online. I settled on the 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 white label sheets (product number 22827). Make sure you double check and choose the product that is compatible with your printer (Ink jet vs. Laser).
Then the next steps are simply logging on to www.avery.com , create your profile, look up the item by number and start designing your label. They have hundreds of pre set designs for you to choose from, but I started my groomsman labels with a fresh, white slate and designed them from scratch. It took awhile, but was fun!
*Hint, when you are in the designing phase, make sure the “Edit All” button is on. Then, when you go back to make them more individualized (i.e: write in a groomsman’s name), hit the “Edit One” button. It saves you a lot of time!
Next, we load our sheets up in the printer & send the design to be printed. Let the sheets dry a minute after printing. As they were printing and drying, I ran the glassware through HOT water to get all the price and bar code tags off of them.
Last step, simply peel and stick! All 5 are done and have Michael’s approval. And now I hand them over to Michael so he can fill them with each man’s poison of choice 😉
Just a matter of time before I come up with something else to give his groomsmen and start on that project too! Haha
Hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to come up with your own design for gifts.