Wine Label Crafts

I am a lover of wine.  I am also a lover of wine bottle labels. I’ve been known to buy a wine just because of the label.  My husband and I prefer locally grown and made wines either here in Minnesota or in Texas, where we have discovered some amazing wines. My preference is semi-dry either white or red, I don’t like overly sweet or overly dry, but I will drink a very dry red if it’s got some good flavor behind it.

Years ago I came up with an idea for using the wine bottle labels.  I made a collage!

IMG_1601For this one I had bought an old cheap painting at a rummage sale, spray painted it and the frame brown and then mod lodged the labels over it.  My next one will be on a canvas.

I am currently in the process of collecting more labels for my second collage.

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I’ve experimented with various ways to remove the labels from the bottles.  So far the best and only way is to fill the bottles with boiling water.  I use an electric tea kettle.

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I set the bottles in the sink as I fill them and then I let them sit for a few seconds before slowly peeling the label off.  I lose very few labels this way.

Then I stick them onto white paper.  I use that cheap drawing paper roll that I have on hand for the grandkids to draw on.

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Then I cut them out and put in the zip lock bag.  At this stage I leave some paper around the label when I cut it.  When I’m ready to actually put the collage together I will trim accordingly.  I will try to remember to post about the construction of the collage when I get around to actually doing it.  The first one took me several days, mostly figuring out the placement of the labels.

I have tried using the sticky label removers such as the ones made by Oeno but they just do not work as well.

 

 

 

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Published by: lyrehs49

am in my early 50's and enjoy writing about all of the stuff that comes up when you are in your early 50's. I am somewhat disorganized with blogging, thus I have several blogs started, then forgotten about once those "thoughts" give away to other "thoughts." This musing of a blog seems to be the one I come back to the most, so here is where you will find me.

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