How to Apply a Decal to a Water Bottle

Water bottles and tumblers are two of our FAVORITE things to decorate with decals! They’re perfect to give as unique gifts or to keep for yourself (or both)!

Watch below to learn how to easily apply your decal to a water bottle, tumbler, or other curved surface.

Love our home state decal? Find it here!

Materials needed:

Gift card


1.) Use a gift card or ID to squeegee over the decal

2.) Trim around the edges of the design

3.) Peel the decal away from the backing paper

4.) Position the decal and stick down one end

5.) Starting at the “stuck” end, carefully squeegee down the rest of the decal

6.) Squeegee thoroughly over the rest of the decal

7.) Slowly peel away the transfer tape – if the decal does not stick, replace the transfer tape and re-squeegee


Pro-tip: To get the most life out of your decal, gently hand-wash instead of using the dishwasher. And do not microwave! Melted decals are not pretty…

Bonus pro-tip: If your decal has fine details (like our pineapple monograms) putting a coat of clear nail polish over the small pieces will protect them!


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