How To Remove Labels From Wine Bottles

How to Get Labels Off Wine Bottles

We’re sharing an easy tutorial on how to remove wine bottle labels, so you can get creative with your bottle DIY project!

Craft projects are a great way to reuse wine corks and bottles. Maybe you’ve been saving empty bottles from your favorite wines, but need to get the adhesive labels off before you can reuse them.

We got the inspiration for this project from a friend who refused to buy wine with fancy labels. She has plenty of great quotes about wine, like this relevant one: “I like the wine not the label.” To honor our friend, we are going to be sharing this technique for removing labels from glass bottles. Removing the label from a wine bottle is one of the first steps to starting a DIY wine craft project. Here is an easy way to do it!



  • Large bowl to fit wine bottle
  • Hot water, tap or boiled
  • Sponge
  • Optional: adhesive remover to get sticker residue off glass


Pour hot water into a large bowl and fill the wine bottles with hot water. Place the wine bottles into the bowl and make sure the label is completely submerged in the water.

Soak for 20 minutes or until the label looks wet and is starting to peel off.

peeling label off wine bottle

Peel the label off slowly. If it does not peel off completely, place it back in the water to soak longer or scrub off with label with a sponge. You can also use adhesive remover here if you’re having trouble getting the label to come off completely.


Wine Bottle Crafts

Removing wine labels from bottles provide endless possibilities for future DIY crafts from custom wine bottles, painted wine bottles, and various types of wine bottle decor.

What Can You Make Out of Wine Bottles?

Wine bottles are not just for drinking wine, in fact, they can be used for a variety of different things. For example, wine bottles can be used to make:

  • Candles
  • Lamps
  • Lanterns
  • Table decor or favors for weddings
  • Flower Vases
  • Painted Vases
  • Bird Feeders
  • Centerpieces
  • Holiday decor
  • And many more projects

DIY wedding decor table centerpieces with wine bottles wrapped in burlap twine and rose flowers.

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One Comment

  1. December 27, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Very energetic post, I loved that a lot. Will there
    be a part 2?

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