Thursday, August 11, 2011

Repurposing My Wine Labels ...

Just a little non-descript project I thought I'd share.  When I opened our wine cooler the other day, I found that two identical wine labels had fallen off of their bottles due to being in there for so long (admittedly, we're not *big* wine drinkers).  As I was about to throw them away, I glanced over at a plain glass hurricane that I have on the kitchen island ... that's when the lightbulb went off ....

I grabbed my glue stick and applied the matching wine labels to the front and back of the hurricane. 

Realizing I needed a couple more labels, I pulled out two more matching bottles of wine that still had their labels attached.  I soaked the bottles in hot water and the labels floated right off!  I then applied them to the hurricane while they were still wet ... they stuck right to the glass, without the need for the glue stick.

I also tucked mini bunches of colored faux grapes around the base of my battery operated candle.

Now, it helps to complete the wine theme vignette I created (which sits on top of an oversized placemat from Pottery Barn), consisting of a glass apothecary jar filled with wine corks (with faux grapes nestled beside it), along with the scattered wine corks on the other side.

This will probably be my last *summer-y* vignette, as it's time to start thinking about Fall decor!

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Moral of the story ... if you have a wine theme anywhere in your home, why not save your wine labels and add a little pizazz to your plain glass hurricanes!  I'm going to try this on a lamp shade, too!

Have a great day.

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  1. Great idea! I love your vignette.
    I'm ready for fall decorating too!!!

  2. what a great idea and so cute..Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great idea. I love the idea. Gorgeous vignette. The apothecary jar with all the corks is perfect. Hugs, Marty

  4. Well, that is just a darling idea! I love the looks of wine labels...but hate to have a wine bottle sitting out all the time-xo Diana

  5. ADORABLE...what a great idea! I may have to copy this idea one of these days. Love the corks, too! ;)

  6. Hi Becca,

    What a great gift this would make for a hostess or a wine lover too! This is a really awesome idea.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    All the Best,

  7. How cute! Love the little vignette you've put together. I agree with Christine, this would make a nice gift for someone that enjoys wine.

    I've tried to get labels off of my wine bottles. I could not get those things off without tearing them to bits.
    I read on a blog once to put them in the oven and the glue will lift off. I had no luck at all. I'm going to try your trick and put the bottle in water.
    Wish me luck! =o)

  8. Shut the front door!!! You are incredible!!!!

  9. Oh, you thought I was a copycat before??? I am SO going to be stealing this idea my friend! LOL! That was really clever Becca and I have plans for a little wannabe wine "cellar" in the closet under our stairs and this would be just perfect for some fun decor. Thanks so much for sharing your creative self with us at Inspiration Friday!

  10. Love how this project 'stumbled upon you' :) What a great idea, can't wait to find a use for my labels. Love your kitchen stool project too :)

  11. If I start decorating with labels and corks then everyone will know how much I really drink :) Love the idea it looks great. I wished we lived closer you and I would have a blast.

  12. Great idea Becca! Very unique!

    Thank you for your nice compliments on my arrangements. Yes, they all blend perfectly with my I tend to make things that go in my house just in case!

    I missed some of your posts recently and wanted to tell you that your cabinets and stools turned out great!! Your kitchen looks sooooo wonderful! Love all the changes you have made everywhere in your home. Have a great day! Kristen

  13. You are SO clever, Ms. Becca! Oh how I missed reading your blog! I was without a computer for a while! I'm just now catching up...thanks for such wonderful ideas, friend. I HEART them all!

  14. What a cute idea! So instead of putting my corks in a drawer wondering what I could do with them, I could put them in a pretty jar. You are a clever girl Becca!

  15. What a great little project, Becca! I love your idea for a beautiful summer vignette. Have a great weekend.

  16. Hi Becca Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh what a wonderful creation. And to think we have been throwing out perfectly useful things. How cute they look on that hurricane. I also simply adore the look of your corks in that darling apothecary jar. So creative and a beautiful vignette you have created. I love it. Thank you for sharing the wonderful idea.

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  17. That is a great idea! It looks so nice with the grapes thrown in..

  18. Great idea with the labels Becca. I love the apothecary jar with all of your wine bottle corks. Why didn't I think of that one.
    Marianne :)

  19. Beautiful vignettes! And what a clever repurposing of those labels! :) Thanks for the great ideas! :)

    xoxo laurie

  20. hi Becca!
    thanks so much for dropping by and commenting on my bookcase makeover.
    have become a follower of your lovely blog.
    love all the painting that's been taking place at your place!
    have a great week.
    cheryl xox.

  21. Hi Becca!
    Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog. I just love your header and the built ins are decorated so beautifully.
    I'm following you now and will be back often to see you.


  22. You are so very clever. I love this idea. My FIL makes home made wine and has some really cute lables too. I will have to try this sometime.

  23. I crazy love it...My kitchen is done in wine and I'm always looking for great ways to decorate...

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  24. Years ago we soaked and saved wine labels for a handsome journal of our tasting adventures. I may save them once more after reading this blog. I've often thought I'd like a framed poster of the [yellow tail] chardonnay kangaroo.

  25. Hi Becca! Oh, you're just the smartest little one! I love this look and your vignette is gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Hi,

    Love the Wine Label idea.. I tried soaking the label in hot water for a day, and the label didn't come off.

    Anyone have any other ideas?

  27. Hello friends,

    The wine labels are important sources of information for consumers, since they tell the type and origin of the wine. The wine label can be made for you in virtually any style you choose. Thanks a lot...

    Wine Decor


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