Thursday, February 2, 2012

De-labeling bottles

My buddies and I reuse and recycle a lot of bottles and containers.  The most difficult part is always removing those pesky labels!  The easiest way I have found is to first pull off as much of the label as I can, and then rubbing baby oil into whatever is left.  I let the baby oil soak in and start to break down the adhesive and then either scrape it off or just use a paper towel and rub off the rest.  I used to be able to use hot water with the plastic containers, but many containers no longer stand up to heat. 

Here's some of the things we have made:


Sparkle Bottle

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Squeezy Paint

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Oil and Water Discovery Bottles

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Milk Jug Jack O' Lantern


  1. Hey, excellent post! Appreciate you taking the time to put this article up.

    Reusable Containers

  2. These are very creative ideas; definitely a great way to reuse bottles.