I took a small break from Blogmas because I'm not the best at everything even thou I'd like people to think I am but I'm back and I decided to give DIY a try for Christmas this year. Decoration can be pretty pricey and I had something kinda glam in mind for table center pieces. I took to Pinterest to find out how to do what I had in mind and get some inspiration while I was at it.
I started out with 2 bottles from some sparkling cider we had from Thanksgiving and a mason jar from Michael’s. Now if I was a professional DIYer I would not have forgotten to take a picture of the bottles with the labels still on but we’re just gonna go with it.
Which brings me to this… how I actually got said labels off of the bottles. After a quick Google search I found out I needed a sink full of super-hot water (I boiled a big pot). I filled each bottle with hot water from the faucet and dropped them in the sink. After letting them soak for a minute I added the following… ½ cup baking powder, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 2 cups of vinegar then I let it soak for 30 mins. Everyone said the labels would just peel right off but I’ll tell you now… I did a bit of scrapping with a butter knife then scrubbed with a sponge until I was happy with the results.
Again because I’m a horrible DIY blogger (unless it’s makeup uh helloooo lol) I didn’t film or take pictures of the next steps. The good thing is there are a lot of pins on Pinterest to show you how I did it anyway.
In short, I got a hot glue gun and wrote words on each bottle. Next I spray painted each bottle gold then stuck in flowers from Dollar Tree and Voila!!! It’s Christmas magic! I have my center pieces.
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