- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I know there were quite a few people interested in doing wine bottle centerpieces. After much research, many hours on google, you tube, I think I have found the way to do it! The first obstacle is collecting all the wine bottles, for me I reached out to my co-workers & family members (a bunch of winos). Second, is removing the labels, which is a obstacle. After many different methods I think I found the best way! The third, is cutting the bottle, while I have not reached this step yet I do believe I have found the tool to use and also the website for a guideline. Below are the links.
For removing labels, I liked this website. (I had three days into removing the labels)
If you follow the website there are few changes in his methods I made.
1. If you soak the bottles put more dish soap in than he says, let them soak for about an hour.
2. Use the razor blade to cut the label off.
3. Scrub the remainder with the harsh side of a sponge that has dish soap on it. Really hot water works the best so wear dish gloves!
4.Wipe dry and that is it!
While I was absolutely terrified of this method, it was extremely easy! Basically, follow the video..there is some slight changes though.
1.Take the bottles out of the oven cut the label off with a razor blade.
2.Then let the bottle cool a little bit and spray with goo-gone or disolve-it wipe with a paper towel. Let cool enough to run under water.
3. Scrub bottle to remove excess oil and glue from bottle, again soapy sponge helps.
4. Rinse & wipe dry.
Now, this all sound so simple but to honest it is a time consuming and there are some wine bottles you just want to freak out on. So be patient and after a little while you will get the hang of it. I did about 70 bottles I am hoping to do a few more because I am nervous when I start cutting them some may break or not come out right, so I want to have some on reserve.
For the tool to cut the bottles, I liked this one, it seems to be the less scary method than others. (I will update when I do this process)
Hopefully, in the end they will come out like this!