why I should drink more wine

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Posted by Rebecca, November 28th, 2010

On Thanksgiving, my mom brought over this bottle of Luna Di Luna wine.

Yesterday I was about to put it in the recycling bin when I realized how pretty the blue bottle was.  I never thought of saving bottles since I’m not a big fan of the green ones, but I remembered Young House Love mentioning that they had previously done a post on removing labels.  So I hunted it down and found out that there was no miracle mixture, they just used hot water. I figured it was worth a shot!

Warning: I took more pictures than necessary, but I think that makes it more fun… like a picture book 🙂

FIrst I filled up our sink with hot, soapy water…

Then I threw the bottle in…

Added a little more water until it was submerged…

And then I waited… or maybe walked away and forgot about it for well over an hour…

When I took it out, it peeled off ridiculously easy.  And I was all ready to whip out the scrubby sponge…

The top piece was a little harder and I had to use some scissors…

Then tada! All clean!

I stuck it on our kitchen window for now, since I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with it, but it’s a pretty piece to work with.

This label came off so easily that I’m wondering if I should have tried to take it off before the soak? Hmmm.

Anyway, the result was great and now I have two criteria to use when buying wine….#1. pretty labels and #2. pretty colored bottles!

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9 Responses to “why I should drink more wine”

  1. You could pour your olive oil in it and add a bar spout for easy pouring =) I use the little green ones (i can’t help it, i’m a sucker for green!) for dish soap.

    xo

  2. Robin says:

    I have been making and giving out limoncello to people at work for Christmas and for the past 2 years I have been giving in Grolsch pop top bottles. I usually just rinse is hot water while scrubbing, which works if you are impatient, like myself. Also, my mom collects blue bottles and she puts them above the kitchen cabinets. I don’t know how that statement helps you, but just so you know you are not alone!

    • Rebecca says:

      Hm I like your mom! I definitely want to start a blue collection. I’m beginning my search for a turquoise wine bottle…

      • Robin says:

        Thanks! Sue will be happy someone else shares her passion for blue bottles! I think most were my grandmothers that she gave my mom when I was little. If she is ever looking to get rid of some I’ll let you know, lady.

  3. Kerry says:

    That IS a seriously awesome blue… love it! Could work even just as a simple vase for a few long stemmed buds! 🙂

  4. I have a bunch of bottles that I saved. I usually go the impatient route that Robin mentioned. Maybe I’ll do something like this with them: http://www.readymade.com/projects/solar_light_bottle_tree

  5. Rebecca says:

    That is awesome!! I love that they were heated until they were all wonky looking!

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