The EASIEST way to remove labels from wine bottles

REMOVING LABELS FROM GLASS

Removing labels from glass: the EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to get sticky labels off your glass jars and wine bottles with no residue left behind

Stainless steel sink filling up with hot soapy water. Bubbles are submerging an empty Barefoot Moscato wine bottle that has blue and white labels with an orange price tag. Sink is filled half way with soapy water.

Old wine bottles and glass jars can be used for SO many different craft projects. The possibilities are endless. Take an empty pickle jar and turn it into a fairy lantern or make an adorable set of pumpkins from wine bottles. But you’re probably thinking that removing the labels from the empty glass containers is just too much headache.

But, I’m here to tell you there is a simple and easy way to remove labels from glass jars & bottles.

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How to remove sticky labels from glass

REMOVING LABELS FROM GLASS

Removing labels from glass: the EASIEST & CHEAPEST way to get sticky labels off your glass jars and wine bottles with no residue left behind
Total Time20 mins
Cost: $0

Equipment

  • sink or bucket

Instructions

  • Start with an empty & clean glass bottle/jar
  • Fill sink/bucket with HOT water
  • Add a several drops of Dawn dishsoap
  • Apply Dawn dish soap all over the label then slowly submerge it into the water letting the inside of the bottle fill with water.
  • Let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Lift the bottle out of the water and start peeling off the labels. It’s so important to know that not all labels are put on with the same glue and also, glue clings more to different label materials. Like with this bottle the circle label came off with no problems and took all of the glue with it. But the paper labels left some of the glue behind.
  • After you remove all of the labels from the glass bottle take your scrub brush and just give it a good scrub. The glue will come right off with the Dawn dish soap.
  • Once all the adhesive is gone, empty the bottle, rinse and dry it with a dish cloth.

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How to REMOVE LABELS FROM GLASS

1. START WITH AN EMPTY BOTTLE

Your glass bottle should be empty and rinsed out.

Empty bottle of Barefoot Moscato wine. Blue and white labels with an orange price tag. Sitting on a kitchen counter with fruit and measuring utensils in the background.

2. FILL SINK WITH HOT WATER & SOAP

Fill your sink with hot water, as hot as your hands can handle, WEARING KITCHEN GLOVES IS A GREAT IDEA BUT I DIDN’T HAVE ANY ON HAND FOR THIS TUTORIAL.

3. ADD SOAP

Add several drops of Dawn dish soap

4. APPLY SOAP TO LABEL

Apply Dawn dish soap all over the label then slowly submerge it into the water letting the inside of the bottle filled with water. You want your bottle to sink to the bottom and be completely submerged in the hot soapy water, not floating on the top.

Stainless steel sink filling up with hot soapy water. Bubbles are submerging an empty Barefoot Moscato wine bottle that has blue and white labels with an orange price tag. Sink is filled half way with soapy water.

5. SOAK GLASS BOTTLE

Let it sit for at least 10 minutes.

6. PEEL LABEL

Lift the bottle out of the water and start peeling off the labels. It’s so important to know that not all labels are put on with the same glue and also, glue clings more to different label materials. Like with this bottle the circle label came off with no problems and took all of the glue with it. But the paper labels left some of the glue behind.

Women removing sticky labels from a wine bottle. She has the glass wine bottle submerged in hot soapy water and is peeling back the label from the clear glass.
Women removing sticky labels from a wine bottle. She has the glass wine bottle submerged in hot soapy water and is peeling back the label from the clear glass.

7. SCRUB GLASS BOTTLE

After you remove all of the labels from the glass bottle take your scrub brush and just give it a good scrub. The glue will come right off with the Dawn dish soap.

Woman using a white and blue kitchen dish scrub brush to remove sticky residue from a glass bottle label. Bottle is in a stainless steel metal sink with hot soapy water.

8. RINSE, DRY & USE

Once all the adhesive is gone, empty the bottle, rinse and dry it with a dishcloth.

Now you have a squeaky clean jar to reuse!

clean clear glass wine bottle sitting on an outside table with green grass in the background. Labels have been removed from the glass wine bottle.


Easily remove labels from glass wine bottles

 

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