I love to reuse/repurpose glass jars/bottles. It may be just because of the size or shape or for some craft and sometimes even as storage for pantry. But the labels on them can be quite annoying 😦
So, Pinterest has countless ideas and tips on how to remove them -but for me the most important was mess free. I tried couple of them but the one I am going to share is absolutely “ZERO” effort.
Isn’t that awesome – the glass bottle is absolutely clean and looks new 🙂
This magic lotion is absolutely mess free and the stickers slide off without leaving any residue on the bottle.
To make the lotion you need –
1 tsp – liquid Dish soap
1/4 cup – Baking soda
1/4 cup – Vinegar
Enough water depending on the size of the bottle/jar
And all you have to do is –
Fill your sink or a container big enough to submerge the bottle with hot hot water. Add liquid dish soap and give it a gently mix. Then add baking soda and vinegar.Once you add vinegar it will get fizzy for couple of seconds and that’s when the magic begins.
Leave the bottles for couple of hours or until you see the labels off the bottle like here 🙂
And Tadahhh….they are ready to use 🙂
You can use them to store homemade lemonade or get inspired from pinterest and upcycle them for some fun home decor.
Here is a shampoo bottle that was up cycled couple of years ago to a cute vase using some spray paint 🙂
Burning incense is very relaxing and my favorite are the “Padmini Dhoop sticks”.
Incense sticks are a part of the Indian heritage and are associated with spirituality. That’s the reason most of the Indian Hindu household has it burning in the prayer room.
All these days I have been burning them in the small metal eyelet that is designed to hold the stick on the Padmini dhoop sticks box.
But now I have this cutest custom incense stick holder and it is the easiest and most practical thing to do out of waste 🙂 Yep these are pistachio shells upcycled to make a pretty floral incense holder <3.
Lets see what you need –
Cardboard for base
Air dry clay
Step 1 : Take a sturdy cardboard as a base. Here i used the base of empty salt carton.
Step 2: Start from the outer layer. Glue the shells upside down to the cardboard circle.
Step 3: Glue the second layer. Use a dab of hot glue to the pista shell and stick it on to the cardboard like shown below.
Step 4: Continue to glue towards the center.
Step 5: Fill the center with a piece of air dry clay and create a hole with the incense stick.
Step 6: Leave the clay to dry for couple of hours and use spray paint of your choice and you have the incense holder ready to use 🙂
Pretty, Isn’t it !!
These make cute home decor or Diwali gifts to friends and family.
Hope you save some shells next time and enjoy making this project 🙂