If you're checking this out you are probably just like me! Don't screw up your water bottle with haphazardly putting stickers on it. I mean...if you have already, don't worry, it should be an easy save! Join me today to find out how.
My name is Chance and I've been working with Custom Sticker Bomb for over a year now. We have expanded faster than I could have ever imagined. It's safe to say that after planning out hundreds of water bottle sticker bombs we’ve learned a thing or two.
Heres what to expect.
- How to find the perfect sized water bottle for your lifestyle.
- What kind of sticker should I use on my water bottle?
- What stickers are safe to get?
- How to take a generic water bottle and make it yours!
- How to win a free Hydro Flask?
How to find the perfect sized water bottle?
The first step towards making a water bottle sticker bomb is pretty obvious. You'll need to get a water bottle suitable for your lifestyle. I am lucky enough to have found one wide mouth water bottle for my outdoorsy lifestyle and another for my everyday lifestyle. Both of them are stainless steel water bottles good for hot or cold and keep ice forever.
I wouldn’t be able to live without my 64oz Yeti Ramble or my 21oz Hydro Flask. Both companies have great customer service and free shipping if you purchase them through Amazon. Plus they last! I have taken both of them to just about everywhere you could imagine. Some may even say that I have taken them through hell and back, especially after this year's festival circuit with Rave Hackers. I feel like you have definitely seen these brands amongst your friends and family. Or maybe you’ve seen them on Instagram posts. If you wanna try one, get the down-low on which one is best for you. There is a really good comparison between them from Product Playoffs.
WHAT IS A QUALITY STICKER COMPANY?
When you have found the perfect water bottle, it's time to protect it with style. It may take a while to find those perfect stickers though. If you’ve ever searched #stickershop on Insta then you know why! Today, I want to help you sort through the sticker shopping chaos. First of all, don’t buy stickers from just any store!
Sticker quality is crucial for your heavy wear items. Just think about a day in the life of your water bottle. I know both of mine have gone through endless torcher. I rarely gently place my water bottles on the counter. Usually, you'd see it floating around the floorboard of my car, or strapped to my backpack. I'm sure you’ll be the same way, so find the perfect sticker the first time.
Sticker Quality Need to Knows
- Where is it made?
- What is it printed on?
- What finish does it have?
- What is the perfect water bottle sticker?
Water Bottle Stickers to Avoid
I catch myself on Instagram browsing stickers for hours sometimes. There are just so many awesome designers and so many of them have great prices too. Some of the artists on IG blow me away with their creative talents. Most of the stickers I ordered were perfect in every way…except one. They were printed with a home printer… Sadly the 'sticker sheets' they use don't hold up to the life of a water bottle. After a few hand washes, you won't have that perfect sticker anymore...more like sticky residue from the sticker you once loved.
I definitely understand why these artists print at home. Think about it, if you were an up and coming artist with great ideas. Would you send off your designs to a sticker printing company? Yes, right?
Easier said than done…i’m afraid. With the worry of your designs getting leaked, oh and don’t forget the fear of losing money on any failed designs. Printing from home for pennies on the dollar feels like it is the right move. These stickers make great laptop stickers and other places that won't see heavy wear. Just not what you want for a water bottle.
The Perfect Water Bottle Stickers
Now that you have found your quality sticker company. Let's make sure you get the right sticker finish.
At Custom Sticker Bomb we have created hundreds of designs with a reputable sticker company and finally got a professional printer of our own. While using their services we ordered each of the different sticker finishes and lifestyle tested them on laptops, phones, water bottles, and notebooks. We realized that the thicker the sticker stock is, the better, but if you get the wrong finish you won’t have a sticker for long. Do you want your stickers to fade? We don’t either!
In the end, we discovered that the ideal sticker is consistently printed in vibrant color, on thick stock, and has a durable glossy protective finish. 90% of the stickers on Custom Sticker Bomb have a glossy protective finish. The other 10% are matte finishes. Because who doesn’t love variation? It’s our goal to print each sticker on a thick and easily removable/reusable sticker stock, with vibrant ink, and a waterproof, protective finish. We highly recommend making sure you get one that is the same.
GET YOUR FAVORITE STICKERS AND MAKE YOUR WATER BOTTLE UNIQUE
Now that you know what you are looking for. It's time to get the stickers you love and start mapping out how you want your sticker art to look. There are four ways you can do a water bottle sticker bomb. Each a little cooler than the last but increasing in difficulty as well.
- The Showoff - Get 1 or 2 stickers you love and showcase them.
- The Sticker Bomb - Plan out and cover the water bottle with stickers from top to bottom covering everything. Use a blow-dried to clean up the curves. Use a razor blade to clean up the edges.
- The OCD Sticker Bomb- Cover your entire water bottle with stickers and keep even spacing all the way around. A lot like a Pinterest cover image. This one always turns out pro.
- The Mosaic - Cover the water bottle from top to bottom, using the colors of the stickers to create an overall mosaic. Essentially creating a big picture out of little pictures or stickers. This one is artsy af! But really awesome when done right.
If you want to get more in-depth help with making your sticker bomb. I don't blame you! Check out our latest blog posts or message us. Get your inspiration on our IG, Pinterest, youtube, and facebook.
Don't forget, I am always here to help. Have any questions or want to chat? Message me by clicking the message icon on the bottom right of the screen.
If you love our stickers remember you are also helping CSB save the environment. For every $5 in orders, we are donating to have a tree/. planted. Our Earth is hurting, work with us to make it easier for life to thrive on this amazing planet.