Washi Tape Stemware Labels

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home.

A few weeks ago I admitted one of my hostessing faux pas and how I made an organized drink station to solve the problem. Today I’ll share a quick-fix for yet another entertaining oversight I’ve made in the past.

Use washi tape and a marker for stemware labels this holiday season - such a simple idea!

Recently we had a large group of friends over for dinner. The party extended past dinner into games and fun conversation. With so many couples and continued activity, it didn’t take long until I began hearing, “which glass is mine?” Everyone’s stemware looked the same and I completely forgot to order some type of labels before the party.

My first thought was, I must remember to buy special wine glass charms for our next get-together but that didn’t solve the immediate problem. Then, the light bulb went on – why not use washi tape?!! I love this stuff and use it all the time.

Washi Tape Stemware Labels:

Love using washi tape for holiday labels.

It worked like a charm, figuratively & literally, on every style of glass that had a stem. I just cut a short piece and wrote a name down for each guest’s glass. At first I taped it to the side of the glass… honestly, that didn’t work too great because of the condensation. It’s better to stick the label on the stem itself (see below).

Label wine glasses with washi tape... so simple!

Personally, I thought it worked the best when placed directly on the base, like you see below. It’s the most obvious place to see the name and the easiest place to apply the tag.

Use this easy idea for stemware labels at the next get together!

Rather than purchasing pricey charms or specialized labels, I now use an inexpensive roll of washi tape every time we host friends. It lasts a really long time, it’s a fraction of the cost (less than a penny per label), and it adds unexpected festivity. How simple is it to match your washi according to the season or party style?!! It looks thoughtful and personalized without going to any extra trouble.

She labels stemware with washi tape for holiday parties.

You can pre-label the glasses or simply leave the whole roll alongside a permanent marker for guests to write their own names.

Washi tape works on any stemware piece for drink labels!

I especial love when organizing ideas are simple enough for adults and children to use.

Even kids can label their own drinks using festive washi tape, how simple!

Drink labels for the kids table using fun washi tape

In case you’re wondering, the washi tape removes easily and doesn’t leave a sticky residue afterwards.

Washi Tape Stemware Labels

Of course, you can get really imaginative with different colors or styles. I kept it simple but would LOVE to hear if you have any tips on using washi tape for creative drink labels; share in the comments below!


In the professional world, I’m a nurse by trade. But, around our house, I’m known as Mommy to our young daughter. My two worlds collided and began shaping into a blog. Useful Beautiful Home represents the hours I’ve dedicated to managing my household as efficiently as possible. I offer you motivation to keep your home healthy, organized, and welcoming. My goal is to share what I’ve implemented in my home to inspire you with fresh ideas and to encourage you to keep up the good work in yours! Learn more about me HERE or visit me at UsefulBeautifulHome.com.


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Friday Favorites: Organized Pantry, 2015 Planner Printables, Jobs for Kids + more!

my favorite organizing links for November 21/14

Hi friends, how are you on this fabulous Friday day?  I am in the throes of birthday planning for my soon to be 9 year old tomorrow.  He has gone crazy with how he wants the day to go.  I made the mistake of telling him that he was born at 4 in the morning and now he thinks that would be a great time to have his breakfast served, ha!  I love him a lot but maybe not quite that much lol.  I’ve seriously created a monster but I only have myself to blame because I love and carry on about my own birthday so much :)

I didn’t get a chance to post my favorite organizing links last week, did anyone notice?  But I’m going to make it up to you with a great collection of links this week.  I hope you enjoy them and are inspired to do some organizing this week as you prepare for the upcoming holiday season.

Before we get to the links though I wanted to share with you my new favorite recently released Christmas CD because it is just AWESOME.  Have you heard of Pentatonix?  They are a group of 5 that sing songs using no instruments other than their voices, seriously amazing.  Their Christmas CD is called That’s Christmas to Me and I love it so much.

Pentatonix Christmas CD

Their version of Mary Did You Know is stunning.  Check it out below or here:

My Favorite Organizing Links This Week:


Seriously you’ve got to check out this amazing pantry makeover –> Organized Pantry Reveal @ A Prudent Life

The Greatest Secret to Productivity That No One is Talking About ~ @ Be More With Less

Free 2015 Printables

Love these FREE 2015 Planner Printables ~ @ Eliza Ellis

Holiday Gift Giving – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival ~ @ Your Organizing Business

10 Jobs You Can Delegate to Your Kids

10 Jobs You Can Delegate to Your Kids ~ @ Busy Mommy Media

Practical Advice When Kids Have Too Much Stuff ~ @ The Washington Post

Have a super weekend everyone!


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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

oatmeal chocolate chip muffins mm

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3 Steps to an Organized Thanksgiving Feast

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How to Create a Gift-Giving Battle Plan


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