Recently I have been looking for cute DIY décor for my house and I have seen so many amazing wine bottle projects! So, I decided to make some of my own for my half bath makeover that I am working on this month. The first thing I had to figure out was how to remove the labels from the bottles. I tried a few different methods but this one worked the best and the labels came right off!
You Will Need:
- Bottles (for this project I am using two sparking cider bottles and one Smirnoff bottle).
- 1/2 cup of baking powder
- 1 tablespoon of dish soap
- 2 cups of white vinegar
- An empty sink to soak the bottles in
If you are using bottles with plastic labels (like Smirnoff) you will also need a little bit of vegetable oil and baking soda.
How To Remove All The Labels In Less Than 30 Minutes
First, fill up the sink with the hottest water that you can and fill up the bottles with hot water also so that they sink to the bottom and stay soaking. Put your bottles in the sink.
When the sink is done filling, add in the baking powder, dish soap and vinegar.
Let the bottles soak for 20 minutes.
Pull the bottles out of the water and peel the labels right off.
For paper labels, use a scrubby pad on the remaining glue (you don’t have to scrub hard, the rest of the glue comes right off with a scrubber). Rinse off and you are done!
If you have the plastic labels, the glue will not come off with a scrubby pad. But it comes off super easily if you mix together a little bit of vegetable oil and baking soda (equal parts) and rub it on. The glue should just rub right off! Then wash the bottles with dish soap to get rid of the oil and you are done!
This was a lot easier than I thought it would be! I can’t wait to turn my bottles into decorations for my bathroom shelf! I’ll show you what they look like when I’m finished with them (unless they turn our horrible, then I definitely won’t be showing you!)
Have you decorated with bottles before? Did it turn out good? I’d love to see what you created!