Introduction: Fallout 3 Food Lables

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This Instructable will briefly go over the process I used to make these food Items from Fallout 3.

Step 1: What You'll Need

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You will need

-Modge Podge (or the glue of your preference)
-Foam Brush / Paintbrush
-A small box of Jello (For Insta Mash)
-A Can of Something (I used corn (For Pork n' Beans))
-A Box of Mac and Cheese (Umm, for Mac and Cheese)
-Bottles of Coke (For Nuka Cola)
-The Labels Below
-A Printer
-Image Editing Software

But Where can I find X ?

- I got the Coke from the Hispanic Foods section of Smiths. It is Coke De Mexico
- Free Image editing software: IrfanViewThe Gimp

Edit: 6-18-2010

- I added a Sugar Bombs Label  as per KneeCapHill's Request.
Since I tried to keep them printable on a standard printer it is in three pieces(front, top, and side). I also tried adding them as .pdfs which I don't know if that will help anyone or not. It's based on a 14oz (396 g) wheat chex box.

Edit: 8-24-2010

added .pdf files of  other labels per coppeis' request.

Step 2: Go to It

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1. Measure the surface area of the Item you wish to apply the label to
2. Re-size the label in your image editor to be sure it fits. 
3. Print out the label(s) you want to use.*
4. Cut out the Labels. **
5. For boxed items Fold along the lines
6. "Dry fit" the labels to be sure they are the right size
6. Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge / glue to the Item you are re-labeling.
7. Carefully line up the label BEFORE it touches the glued surface. 
8. Work from the middle out to smooth the label into place.
9. Apply a thin layer of glue between any overlapping areas.
10. Brush a thin coat of glue to the outside of the label.
11. (Optional) After allowing to dry use Sand Paper to give the label a worn feel as well as look.


Click Here to see an Instructable on making Nuka Cola Quantum 

I can't emphasize enough the use of THIN layers of glue. If you go and gob a bunch on there not only will it take for ever to dry but it will make you labels all wavy and bumpy looking. (which I suppose you could just blame on 200 years of lying around an irradiated wasteland)

I made all these label from scratch based on Info I found on the Fallout 3 Wiki.

* You will need 2 of the Blamco Mac and Cheese Labels to cover an entire box of Mac and Cheese. 

** Look at the way your box is made. You want to cut out and glue down the Label in the same way.

As always "Share and Enjoy"


spark2FLAME (author)2010-12-06

Wow! Awesome job! Definitely know what I am making for my Fallout Fan Friends. The Nuka-Cola Quantum is especially appealing.

Crabby (author)2010-08-10

That is so cool it hurts. How do you re-seal the bottle after filling it?

tocsik (author)Crabby2010-08-10

I just tried to bend the cap as little as possible in taking it off then put some hot glue in it an pushed it back on. Just make sure that the cap and rim are completely dry. I haven't had any problems with mine leaking to date. But then it mostly just sits on a shelf. I'd love to hear any other ideas for re-sealing that folks might have though.

Lego_With_Harry (author)2017-01-28

So for anyone else who was doing these projects with GIMP and couldn't find the correct sizing, here's what to do...

-To edit the sizing of the picture, at the top of the screen click image, then go to scale image.

-the next part will be the part you won't want to do, but will be glad you did do, take the width of the box, plus the width of the two sides of the box added together and multiply that by 100 (YES INCLUDE DECIMALS IF THERE ARE ANY!!!) and then put that in for the width of the pic, then GIMP will edit the height automatically for you, and yes its accurate. For example the width of the jello box was 3.3in plus the two side which where 1in each, added together equals 5.3 in, times 100 equaling 530, when you put that in for the width GIMP puts in 814 for the height and you will have the exact size for the jello box. Yes I know, a lot of work, but you where'nt the one who had to make the equation so at least it was easier for you than me.

-Then print it out (IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!) to check the sizing, if it fits well, print it out again in color, discard the B&W version and glue it on!

- So yeah your now done, then just touch up any exposed corners with dark blue or black sharpie and bam, you have some Fallout Items!

Fallout Follower (author)2017-01-03

Thank you!

Mana_Fox made it! (author)2016-05-25

Printed the Sugar Bomb lables out, cut them to size, and glued them on a Cinnamon Toast Crunch box. Not too shabby :)

Mana_Fox (author)Mana_Fox2016-05-25

And kitteh approved

Kitten_ (author)2016-01-03

No tops for the bottles?

JenniferW81 (author)2015-10-19

My daughter is REALLY into Fallout. We even made her a Vault 111 costume for Halloween. Thanks for sharing these. She'll love them!

sprinkles68 (author)2013-05-15

You are so awesome for making these to share for free!!!

Maxaxle (author)2012-04-28


kmeyers (author)2012-03-05

wow. thank you. you did a super job n thanks again for sharing. the best i seen so far

RainbowDashy MD (author)2011-12-15

I know this is about the labels but I can't help but ask. Did you make the nuka cola quantum? I want to make it as a gift for my boyfriend but I just can't find out how exactly :[

KneeCapHill (author)2011-08-21

What software did you use to create the layout of the labels ?
Im desperatly trying to create my own labels for some other game props
any advice ?

KneeCapHill (author)2011-08-21

Thx again for adding those sugar bombs ;)
you are the only one on web to have that label

jheyburn (author)2011-07-01

cram would be so cool bud

mfrost (author)2011-06-29

For resealing, I stick a small bit of cork from a wine cork under the cap, and then hot glue it. I carry mine around school occasionally, and have never had any leakage issues.

TheGeekFather (author)2011-06-01

I'd think a little clear silicon would work to seal the caps as well. It's stickier than Hot glue. At least to glass. Depends on how much you use tho I guess.

jheyburn (author)2011-05-29

A cram label would be cool please

joseyyesoj12 (author)2011-04-17

thanx for the tops sides and stuff to sugar bombs i aprecciate ur help and can u put more labels up plz like buffout or mentats?unless u already have them cause im a newb at this site

zdelaura (author)2011-03-28

Please make a Cram label please!

jmonty (author)2011-03-09

2 things. 1, isnt it blanco mac and cheese? and 2,u should make some nuka cola victory(:

tocsik (author)jmonty2011-03-10

You had me worried for a second, It's Blamco.

I don't think I'll get around to making victory. Things are kind of crazy for me right now, but if I do I'll let you know.

sparkeybird (author)2011-02-13

Hii I live in new zealand and you cant get thos bottles here how much would it cost for me to pay someone to go buy 4 of them and ship them over here? thanks :)

tocsik (author)sparkeybird2011-02-14

you can try searching for "Mexican Coca Cola" although I don't know how shipping if they'll ship to NZ or not.

zero838 (author)2011-01-15

you should make sunset sarsaparilla from new vegas :D

AlternateLives (author)2011-01-05


Consume these at your own risk, right? at least you get the bottle cap to go with the rads when you drink the cola.

KneeCapHill (author)2010-06-15

Hey dude I know maybe you are in other works now but could you do the Sugar Bombs label ? It would realy be a kickass colectable prop. thx anyways

KneeCapHill (author)KneeCapHill2010-12-20

Thx man you made it ;)

tocsik (author)KneeCapHill2010-06-18

Done, I've sat down to do this several times in the past couple of days, but every time I decide not to. However, I finally forced myself to do one.

finfan7 (author)2010-09-25

I don't know if it's worth it for such a small quantity but I know from brewing that you can get bottle caps and bottle cappers at brew-your-own stores or online. Those would probably work perfectly to reseal the bottles.

coppeis (author)2010-09-22

Thanks a lot for putting the rest up! I :D

King of the wasteland (author)2010-08-26

The bubblegum Is back over at as well as radioactive gumdrops and talon company armor how to's. The wasteland and I thank you.

coppeis (author)2010-08-23

can you please give me the pdf's of all the other foods?

tocsik (author)coppeis2010-08-24

yep, they are now attached to the final step.

kmeyers (author)2010-06-03

 very nice i love it : )

77Kapn Krunch77 (author)2009-12-24

and bubblegum

SuperXmouse (author)2009-11-06

Just add cram and potato crisps.

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