Jars with corks ~$1 a piece
Coarse Sea Salt ~$9 a pound
Glue stick ~Free
Step 1: Design a Logo
I am not addressing who the gifts are from but I did add a code in the top line with my name, this might have been the hardest part. It’s an unnecessary step but gives the finished product a cleaner look. The top line could have just been a related phrase or motto.
We Installed Life’s Logic Year = WILLY
To arc the text I used the create wrapped text icon in Photoshops text edit bar.
This is the part where the tears come from. For this instructable I am using teacher’s tears but it could also be from anyone or anything else. If the gift was to give a set of them to someone it could be easily be for their job or hobby.
This is the most unique part where I made it individual for each teacher. It was a little hard coming up with reasons students would cry without saying the teacher did a bad job or point out what I didn’t like about the classes. Even though my teachers are laid back and would find most comments as a joke I checked with a few friends that they thought the comments were appropriate also.
It was hard to fit the comments on one line. Some tricks I used to fit the longer phrases on the line include changing the font sizes and squishing the text. To squish the text in Photoshop right click on the layer with the text and select Rasterize. After the text is rasterized the layer can be manipulated with free transform.
I made one template file (its attached) then changed the bottom text for each bottle. After the text was changed I saved a copy as a .jpg. I inserted all the final .jpgs into a MS Word doc so that they could be printed at once and re-sized easily.