Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chapstick labels on the cheap!

I'm all about cheap! I am putting together an event and I needed party favors. I really don't like clutter and waste so, I wanted to give out something cute and useful. I couldn't tell you how many plastic squirt guns and noisemakers I have thrown in the garbage. 

I stumbled upon a tutorial for chap-stick labels and I thought this was a great idea! I saw ads for a company that will custom print a tube for you at 50 cents a pop but, you have to order at least 100! I only needed twelve LOL! I searched for a free chap-stick template that I could customize in Microsoft paint and I could not find one! Although; I found several free downloads of labels with images already on them. I returned to the website that had the chap-stick label tutorial and I copy / pasted her image in paint. I added my image over it and I made a grid of 12 labels on one sheet. I printed it out and made sure that they fit on a tube of chap-stick  It took me a long time to do this so, I figure I would come on here and try to save others a couple of bucks. Let me know if you are able to use my template. Click on the image below, then right click and select "copy image", open MS PAINT and paste it. You should be able to add whatever you want to your labels. Just make sure to rotate your image the way my text is facing to make sure they fit right. Be sure you follow the tutorial so that you can apply them properly to the tube. Also you want to check that your printer settings have as little margin as possible, portrait style printing, and fit to 1 by 1 page(s). GOOD LUCK and feel free to make monetary donations to keep me motivated to share my stuff! LOL :)