Label Making

For a while now, I have been taking small containers and labeling them for my after shaves and witch hazels. That way I don't have to deal with the big bottles, and when I travel, they are more handy. John, a young man on The Shaving Den forum, asked me about how I made labels for bottles, so this is what I told him.

Hey John,
I just googled the product and found images of it and chose one that was a decent size that I could paste into an editing program. I use Irfanview, but you can also use Paint or any other image editor. I then cropped it and then resize it. For my bottles I resize to about 2.5 inches high and let it size relative so it will be proportional both ways. Then I just print it, cut it out, and I use clear packing tape to attach it to the bottle. It is really an easy thing to do.

I also used the same idea to label two containers that I use to dispose of blades. I found that I can use an empty deodorant container for a shave soap dispenser. I melted some Col. Conk Amber Shave Soap and put it in an old Arm and Hammer deodorant dispenser.

June 18, 2015

I made labels for the lids of my mugs. Williams for Grandpa Lowe's mug, VDH Luxury for my apothecary mug, and VDH Deluxe for the Old Spice mug.

October 22, 2016

I have upgraded my spray bottles with blue glass. I made new labels for them and transferred the contents to the new bottles.


  1. I love this idea! Love seeing your SOTD's.

    1. Thanks for commenting. I have a good idea every once in a while.

  2. Ever try ModPodge instead of clear tape?

    1. Haven't tried the ModPodge. Wouldn't that be a little more permanent? Thanks for looking and commenting.