Wednesday, October 10

STYLiNG | Tissue Paper Water Bottle Wraps


I love trying new things...
Especially when they relate to dessert table styling and entertaining...
and if the results are cute.

Well hello cute...

• Decorative Tissue Paper-Wrapped Bottle Wraps •

THE CONCEPT IS SIMPLE
Select a patterned tissue paper of choice to coordinate with your celebration
 and create your own personalized water bottle wraps

REMOVE PRE-PRINTED LABEL FROM WATER BOTTLES

UNFOLD AND TRIM
Using scissors, cut the unfolded piece of tissue paper right down the middle, length-wise.

TAPE IT
Run strips of clear packing tape across the top of the tissue paper.
The 2" width of the packing tape is a perfect size for creating custom labels to fit Zephyrhills water bottles,
IMPORTANT: Leave a 1" overhang of tape to both the beginning and end of each strip you create.
Also, leave room between each strip of tape to allow for margin of error when taping and cutting.

LiFT & TRiM
Lift CAREFULLY up on your large taped piece of tissue...
 allowing a single strip to dangle off the edge of your work surface as you cut each of the labels to size.
You can see the tape easier this way and makes cutting easier too.
TIP: Hang your cut strips from the edge of the countertop until you are ready to apply them.

WRAP IT
Using the "built-in" pieces of tape on the ends of your strips, 
start on one side of your water bottle and wrap it completely around.
Don't worry about the overlapping - unless it's completely obvious - at which point you can trim to size.

DONE!
Using packing tape to create custom water bottle labels is a cinch...
and it also make the labels a bit more "water-resistant" when serving them cold/on ice.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
Imperfection. 
• STATIC CLING.  As you go to apply the tape strips, the tissue paper will rise up to meet the tape.
Wrinkles. They are bound to happen but really shouldn't alter the finished look of the wraps 
   especially if your desired results coincide with a "rustic", "worn" or "aged" vibe 
   or as long as your selected print pattern is conducive to "hiding" small imperfections


HELPFUL TiPS:
• You MUST work on a surface that will allow you to easily remove the taped tissue strips, like a counter top.
Use extreme caution when lifting the large, taped piece of tissue paper from your work surface, in preparation for cutting. 
Just in case you didn't know, tissue paper tears easily. *wink*

• Select a pattern WiTHOUT stripes or distinct horizontal or vertical patterns to avoid driving yourself nuts while applying the tape strips.

WHERE DiD I GET MY TiSSUE PAPER?
This a fabulous vintage-inspired paper from 7Gypsies - one of my favorite paper crafting companies.
I got it from The Shoppe at Somerset. my favorite crafting supply store and magazine publisher.


KEEPiNG iT REAL
Yes...I sell custom/coordinating Water Bottle Wraps in my Esty shoppe...
so why on Earth would I be sharing an idea like this?
Because frankly...
sometimes I just don't like "matchy-match" celebrations.
Sometimes I like to throw in an unexpected dimension...
using things I already have on hand.

And to be honest...
I LOVE tissue paper and will use every opportunity to get creative with it. *wink*

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