Hosting a backyard BBQ this summer? Have I got some cute wooden beverage labels for all those drinks you’ll be serving!
Easy, inexpensive, and well, downright functional these wooden beverage labels are just what your outdoor soiree needs. I mean, is there anything worse than pouring yourself a nice, large glass of tea only to realize that it’s actually unsweetened? Or vice versa? Had the pitchers been labeled you would’ve saved yourself the heartache of discovering the hard way that you chose the wrong drink!
I found the unfinished wooden labels at a local craft store and they were crazy inexpensive. I want to say like .69 each but I could be wrong and they could’ve been even less. Nevertheless, here’s what they’ll look like in the store.
They don’t look like much now, but oh the plans we have for them.
Start by applying a light coat of stain over the tops and sides with a soft cloth and allow to dry. Then, flip to the reverse side and stain it too.
Don’t worry about not getting the stain completely perfect or even. You want it to look a little rough and you can always sand off some color if you need to.
Now, in Silhouette Studio, find yourself a pretty font and type out the names of the drinks you’ll be serving. I choose the sweet tea font in the Silhouette Design Store because I thought it appropriate since I was labeling my tea. I also love how the sweet tea font looks hand lettered. I would never be able to write so perfectly, so the adhesive vinyl is a lifesaver! (The vinyl is also easy to remove so you can re-use the labels again and again.)
If there are any overlapping letters, be sure to weld your text together. You can do this by selecting your text, right click and select weld from the menu.
Next, load your vinyl color of your choice right into the machine and send the design to cut.
Once your Silhouette has cut your wording, use the hook tool to weed away the unwanted material from the word. Apply transfer material to the text and cut a rectangle around each word. Then, use your scraper tool to firmly adhere the vinyl to the transfer paper.
Apply the vinyl to the tags and carefully remove the transfer paper.
Attach your labels to your beverage pitchers with some twine.
Easy peasy, and your guests will surely thank you.