How to Make Custom Wine Bottle Labels for Your Wedding

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Custom wine labels add a classy yet budget-friendly touch to your wedding celebration. Not only are they beautiful and personal, they can hide the fact that you're not exactly serving top-notch wine. A custom label hides that "sin" and gives your wedding reception a pulled-together look. Remove the original labels from the bottles to enhance the overall effect.

Design your labels on your computer. Use design software, or choose a piece of scrapbook paper in a wedding design or floral pattern that matches your colors. Scan it the paper into your computer and scale it to the size of the label to form a frame.

Choose an elegant, swirling font in a complementary color and center your names and the wedding date within the frame.

Print out the design onto weather-resistant vinyl labels. These are manufactured to work in both ink-jet and laser computer printers. Look for 4-by-5-inch or 4-by-3.33-inch labels, which look most like commercial wine bottle labels.

Lay several wine bottles, label side up, on an old towel.

Coat each label with mineral oil. Wait for an hour while the oil soaks through the paper and into the glue backing.

Scrub the label with a scouring pad to remove it. If the label is stubborn, gently scrape it off with a razor or similar scraping tool.

Clean off residual glue with dish soap and water. Let the bottles dry.

Affix your new labels in place evenly. Getting them on straight can be a challenge, so work slowly and have some extra labels on hand.