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How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles: 2 Solutions

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor, FaveCrafts.com

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

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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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