How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles: 2 Solutions


How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles: 2 Solutions

How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles 2 Solutions
How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles 2 Solutions

In order to make wine bottle crafts, you often need a clean and ready-to-go wine bottle to start. Recycled crafts are a great way to save money on craft supplies, but sometimes they are not not as easy as they looks. If you have ever tried to peel away a wine label, you know that this process is not easy peasy. Wine labels are stuck with an adhesive that does not make it easy to peel away the paper like many other less-stubborn, lower-quality labels.

If you are preparing to make wine bottle craft ideas, you need to have the wine bottle ready. It can be tempting to buy plain, label-free wine bottles at the craft store, but do not give up just yet! These foolproof methods for removing wine labels are sure to make the process a breeze. There are several other methods available on the web for removing labels like, for example, using peanut butter or baking the labels off. While these methods might work, the two below are wine label removal methods that take minimal work and a minimal mess.

Baking Soda and Water Soak

This is, by far, one of the  most popular ways to remove labels from wine bottles and other glass jars. Most of the time, this simple soak will help you peel the label away easily.

  1. Fill your sink or a tub up with luke warm water and about 5-10 tablespoons of baking soda.

  2. Mix the combo thoroughly.

  3. Place the wine bottles label-side down into the mixture and let sit for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove the bottles and wine off the label with a rag. It should slip right off.

Make Your Own Goo Gone

Every so often a wine label will be extra stubborn. Sometimes the adhesives used to apply the paper label can be far too sticky to just wipe away and leave a residue behind. This presents a problem for crafters wanting to make wine bottle crafts that involve painting the glass. If you have a stubborn label, try this solution.

  1. Combine 1 parts baking soda and 1 parts coconut oil into a mixture.

  2. Heap a generous amount of mixture onto the label and scrub away.

More Crafty Ideas For You

If you enjoy the challenge of removing labels from wine bottles, we have some fun craft project ideas for you to try next! One project you might enjoy is upcycling those clean wine bottles into beautiful vases or candle holders. Simply remove the labels using one of the solutions mentioned in our article, then get creative with decorating the bottles. You can paint them, add decorative twine or ribbon, or even etch designs onto the glass.

Another project idea for those skilled in label removal is to create personalized wine bottle gifts for friends and family. Once you have a collection of clean bottles, consider adding custom labels with special messages or monograms. You could also fill the bottles with homemade infused oils, flavored vinegars, or even bath salts for a unique and thoughtful gift.

For those looking for a seasonal craft project, why not turn those label-free wine bottles into festive holiday decor? Paint the bottles in red and green for Christmas, or cover them in glitter for a sparkling New Year's centerpiece. You can also fill the bottles with fairy lights to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for any celebration.

No matter your skill level or the occasion, there are endless possibilities for crafting with wine bottles once you've mastered the art of label removal. We hope these ideas inspire you to get creative and have fun with your crafting projects!

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What is your favorite way to make wine bottle crafts?

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I just got a big collection of wine bottles from a friend and they have such lovely colours and shapes. Before I came across this tip I once scraped the labels off with a razor and it wasn't easy or fun, it scratched the glass too. This method simply requires some patience and baking soda of course, two things which I already have so thank you.

Thank you for posting such a brilliant idea! I've been collecting wine bottles/glass bottles, but I haven't been able to do anything with them because of the labels! Now I can get started on crafting with them this summer.


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