Wednesday, November 29, 2017

FREE downloadable label for Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans using Trader Joe's Gourmet Jelly Beans


I loved my Bertie Bott's jelly beans and packaging! The one thing that involved the most work for my Harry Potter themed party was the label for my Bertie Bott's jelly beans. I really liked the design I spotted on etsy and so I re-created one with extra features to fit the bags and packaging I had in mind.

The labels turned out great and I just love them! They would have been better if I had printed them on color cardstock but I went with the free printing instead. Lol. I really liked this other Bertie Bott's box I found online but it looked like too much cutting and folding and again, I didn't have cardstock for printing.

I buy a lot of my food at Trader Joe's because they are awesome, even though they food poisoned me a few times. Lol. Their treats have few preservatives, if any at all, and any color you see is often from vegetables and fruit. I have never tried their gourmet jelly beans until now and they did not disappoint. Their taffy, gummy candies, jelly beans and all the candies that I typically think are yucky actually taste good at Trader Joe's. You just can't go wrong with Trader Joe's. Well, most of the time. Ahem. I knew if I was going to do Bertie Bott's every flavour beans as a treat for the party, they would have to come from Trader Joe's.


I wanted a label that would fold over the top of the jelly bean bag. Obviously the Bertie Bott's name would be featured on the front of the label but I wanted a jelly bean flavor guide at the back. I took the flavors off of the Trader Joe's gourmet jelly bean box and moved things around to fit it on my design and then changed most of the flavors that could look disgusting into dirt, vomit, rotten egg etc. I also changed the established date to 1952 from 1902 because Bertie Bott's beans didn't exist until around that time. Thank you research! Honestly, I'm not even sure if the kids noticed all of this. Lol. They probably just tore the thing open and ate the jelly beans. I don't care. My son knew and I thought it was awesome.



With every box of jelly beans, I filled two cellophane bags. There weren't a lot of blue beans so I made sure every bag had at least one. Then I used my food saver vacuum to just seal the top of the bag. Because of the size of my bags, I had to trim the labels a bit more. I initially used double sided tape to apply the labels on but then I decided to staple them on for added security. I think the staples gave them a bit more character too so it was a good call. Yay!

In the end, they looked so cute! My cellophane bags from Daiso were cheap and weak though because every time I dropped the bag (I was super clumsy that day!), the entire bag would rip and explode with jelly beans. Ugh. Be very careful handling these bad boys! Boom!


Harry Potter Party: Bertie Bott's jelly beans were only 1 of several things in the loot bag.

Since it was quite a bit of work to create and I couldn't find anything like it online, I wanted to make it available as a download from my site. Hopefully this will save some of you time when you plan your next Harry Potter party! For personal use only. Here is the label in JPEG:

Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans Label - in JPEG

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