How to easily remove sticky labels from bottles (no razors or scrubbing needing)

how to easily remove labels

Starbucks Frappuccino bottles look like vintage milk bottles and can be a great addition to any party. Just add a decorative straw to an empty bottle (one to which you’ve removed the label) and you’ll not only have a classy way to serve drinks but it also adds colorful decor to the party. The only problem is that removing the label is not as easy as simply taking it off.

In a month I am hosting a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. I am so excited about this because I love hosting parties. I love choosing a theme and choosing food and decor to match the theme. I’ll be posting more of my DIY projects for this party but wanted to start with the basics.

Starbucks Frappuccino bottles are perfect for adding extra appeal to a party…especially one on a budget. The first time I used these bottles I thought I would just rip the labels off and I would be able to use them right away. Boy was I wrong. Several blisters and cuts later from using a scouring brush, WD40 and razor I finally removed all the residue from the bottles. I knew there had to be an easier (and safer!) way. Don’t worry, there is!

Here is how to easily remove sticky labels from bottles without a razor or scrubbing:

Step 1:

Remove the lid, foil wrapping, and empty original contents of the Starbucks Frappuccino (perfect excuse to drink some).
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Step 2:

Soak the bottles in hot water for about 15 minutes to loosen up the glue on the labels so they are easier to remove. *

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Step 3:

Remove the labels. Once the labels are removed there will be annoying sticky residue. Grab a stick of butter, smear some on the residue and gently rub the bottle while you run it under warm water. * Once the butter is in a good lather on the bottle use liquid soap (I prefer Dawn) and wash off the butter. Stick it in the dishwasher for a final rinse if you choose.

**Don’t forget to remove the Use By Date too! You may find the back of a sponge works best though there is no need to scrub…lightly rub and it should come right off.

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Step 4:

Add a decorative vintage paper straw of your choosing to go with whatever theme.

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*I think it goes without saying but always use caution when dealing with hot water so you don’t burn yourself.

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