I love to re use bottles and jars. Sometimes though I find it nearly impossible to simply soak off the labels. Here is a trick I use to make those sticky label slide off with ease.
Ammonia, zip lock bag and your bottles or jars.
This couldn't be simpler, place bottle in bag, pour a small amount of ammonia in and seal. You do not need to soak the bottles. The fumes of the ammonia is what will take the label off. A small splash will do! Let sit for a few hours. Some glue is so strong it may need over night. I set mine in the sink or on my back porch.
Bottles make great vases, here are a few of my favorites...
A tiny, sweet vanilla bottle
A stubby, brown beer bottle.
covered with moss and twine.
I love a bottle or two! I'll be sure to show you some more great bottle/jar ideas soon! ~ Shelby
***Also use ammonia to easily clean stove burners at TheVspot . Vivienne has tons of great tips, check her out!