Water Resistant DIY Labels for Homemade Gifts

DIY labels

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I’ve always loved giving homemade gifts.  After essential oils came into my life, homemade gift-giving grew all the more fun, and easy!  The possibilities are endless.  And who doesn’t love a non-toxic, great-smelling, useful, therapeutic gift?

Ordering supplies from AromaTools really simplifies the process–they carry all manner of bottles, tubes, containers and labels.  (Check out my Top 10 List of Essential Oil Supplies here.)


I do love their water resistant DIY labels, such as these:

The labels are supposed to be printable with a laser printer, but I haven’t tried it.

While these water resistant labels are just fine for use around my own home, I like my gifts to look a bit more “put together.”

Room Spray Label from The Lollipop Shop
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Custom waterproof labels


Earlier this year I ordered these custom dishwasher-safe labels from for my signature Room Spray.  These labels have worked splendidly!  They look great and have held up well to both water and essential oils.


Currently, I’m in the process of ordering a whole new slew of labels for a variety of DIY gifts. The best part is that Yankee Homestead readers will be able to order each of my custom designed labels, and with a special discount!  You’ll also have the option to use my special Yankee Homestead discount to place your own custom orders.  Stay tuned for more details, and an exciting giveaway!


For now, I’ve been experimenting with these fun DIY labels from The Container Store:

The Red Check Labels are advertised as “dishwasher safe,” which is perfect for products that might get wet.

Holiday Room Spray Label
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Holiday Room Spray with a Red Check Oval Label

The Canning Jar Labels are not water-resistant, so I’m planning to write on them and then apply a layer of transparent shipping tape to provide protection.

Check out this handy video tutorial for easy instructions:

I’ll let you know how that turns out!

 How do you label your DIY gifts?  If you know of other cute, water-resistant labels for DIY projects, I’d love to hear about them!

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  1. Angela on 12/24/2013 at 1:37 pm

    I ordered a set of these custom waterproof labels (per your link to the Etsy shop) for my room spray gifts this Christmas—love the way they turned out! Also glad to know about the Container Store ones–super cute! With all my DIY labeling these days I have to ask–what kind of pen/marker do you recommend using or find works best? I’ve noticed that while my Aromatools labels are waterproof my Sharpie isn’t (tends to smudge). 🙂 Thanks for all the great tips, Kathleen, and Merry Christmas!!!

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