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Removing Wine Bottle Labels

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2006

Removing the wine label is a great idea. Rather than saving an empty bottle of wine, you can remove the label quite easily and mount it into a journal or scrapbook.

Fill the bottle with hot water, and then soak it in warm, soapy water. After an hour, the label should be floating off the bottle or clinging loosely. If it is still stuck, continue soaking for an hour more, even overnight if necessary. For a stubborn label, carefully use a single-edge razor to scrape the label off. Once the label has soaked off, place it on a paper towel, adhesive side up, blot, and allow to dry. Now you have a label ready to be placed in a scrapbook or journal.

Comments (3)

  • SFCSapper 28 Jun, 2014

    There's definitely something floating in the water, but it's not wine labels. They're all still firmly adhered to their bottles...ruined. DON'T use this method.

  • wedwardes 23 Aug, 2011

    Better still take a photograph of the label on the bottle beside the wine in the glass and throw away the paper scrapbook.

  • kraftykitty54 21 May, 2008

    If you add some liquid clothes softner to the water, the label will come off easier.