Considering making your own holiday wine labels but not sure where to start? Making a holiday wine label is not complex so don’t be intimidated. In this post we’ll discover what it takes to put together your DIY wine label. This is the place to start if you have questions about the process.
Holiday wine labels are one of our favorites here at BYB, we especially enjoy seeing your custom designs as they come through the order queue. From silly cartoon Santas to precious family photos, we’ve seen it all.
How to Make a Holiday Wine Label
Step 1: Pick a Holiday.
We have pre-made designs for all the standard U.S. holidays and you can even make up a holiday like Festivus for the Restofus, anything is possible with our online designer.
Step 2: Decide on a theme.
Do you want Santa, Reindeer, Leprechauns, Pumpkins, Snowflakes, Zombies, Christmas Trees, a Nativity Scene, the U.S. flag, fireworks, even your dog’s photo on your label? Any and all of these you can do.
Step 3: Get any clip art, photos or artwork files ready.
Even if you’re not starting from scratch and instead using one of our holiday templates you still might like to upload a photo or clip art to complete your design. To get your file ready make sure you do the following:
- Do a resolution check and make sure that it’s 300 dpi resolution. Why 300 dpi? Because that’s the resolution that prints clearly. If you’re not sure how to do this then email the file to us as an attachment and ask us to check it for you. We’ll open it in a graphics program and let you know promptly if it will print clearly or not. We can also make suggestions as to how to make your file look better if it’s not the right resolution.
- Name the file so you remember it.
- Save it in a handy place like your desktop so you can find it when you’re ready to add it to the label.
Step 4: Decide if you want to make your own design or modify one of our pre-made designs.
Creating your own label art can be addicting so watch out, but for expediency editing one of the available label templates we offer is pretty darn fast. Both options are available.
Step 5: Design your label.
To start from scratch, making your own design go to this page.
When starting from scratch the first page you see after clicking the link above will have a drop down quantity selector. Next click the orange Customize It button below the quantity. Now you’re in the design studio with a blank label in front of you. Are you ready to get started? On the left are tools to Add Text, Add Image, Shapes, Clip Art, Background Color and more. The designer is like a simplified version of PhotoShop. As you design, each piece you add becomes a layer; such as a layer of text, images, shapes and color. There are hundreds of fonts to choose from and not only that, you can change the font color and size using the Text Options tool. Be sure to create an account to save your designs as you make them. That way you can go back into your account and tweak them or show them to others for input.
An artwork file made in a graphics program can be uploaded into the designer as well. Make sure to convert the file to JPG or PNG format to upload it. Also check the color profile. If you’ve made it in CMYK you’ll have to convert it to RGB to upload. If color is an issue, email us your CMYK file and we’ll print from that. Simply reference your order number and attach your file.
When you’re done designing Add to Cart to order.
To modify a pre-made design go to this page.
If you’re editing one of our designs we have almost 400 holiday designs to choose from for holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Valentines’ Day and more. Choose the category of your holiday of choice from the list on your left on the template page. Click on the design you like. Now you’re on what’s called the design landing page. Choose a quantity and note there are text fields to edit the text. That’s an easy way to change the label to your liking. However, if you want to add more to the design go below the quantity drop down and click the orange Customize It button. Now the design will appear in the online designer. Here you can do so much more than edit the text. You can add a photo, a shape, clip art, change color on the background, change the font style. So much you can do with the design that it’s truly a custom label when you’re finished with it. As with making a design from scratch, you’ll want to create an account to save your designs. You can save as many as you like for free and pick the version you like best to order.
Common Questions About Making Wine Labels
What size is the BYB wine label template?
Our template is 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches high.
Can I make another size wine label?
Absolutely! We have other sizes available in the Make Your Own section of the website.
What other wine label sizes can I make?
For square labels we have 3 x 3, 4 x 4, and 5 x 5. For rectangles we have 2 x 3, 3 x 2, 2 x 4, 4 x 2, 3 x 4, 4 x 3, 4 x 6, 6 x 4. The first number is the width, the second number is the height. You can also use the size we call our beer label, which is 4 wide by 3.5 high.
What size is a mini wine label?
We recommend 2 wide by 3 high, 3 high x 2 wide or 3 x 3. It depends on the mini bottle you’ve chosen so please measure it first before you make your own mini wine label. Some customers use our water bottle labels on mini bottles such as the 8.4 fl. oz. (250 ml)Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider. This works too, but please allow for an inch or so overlap.
How do the labels stick? Do I need some special glue?
No glue needed! The labels are self adhesive.
Can I put these in ice or in the refrigerator?
Yes! Our labels are waterproof and colorfast.