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I Smeared Peanut Butter All Over Old Wine Bottles To Get Rid Of Sticky, Gross Labels

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

I see a lot of amazing crafts and hacks every single day — things I would love to try myself if they didn’t seem so complicated or time-consuming.

But the moment I saw this incredible trick, I knew I had to give it a shot. And I’m so glad I did.

Wine bottles are a perfect craft supply, but their labels can be a real pain. What can you do with a lovely glass bottle when it’s covered in label residue? Those sticky remains can ruin your craft.

Well, this project is about to change all that, and it’s so easy!

Some do-it-yourself projects — like this beautiful backyard fire pit — require sweating in the sun and digging in the dirt.

But all this project requires is emptying a bottle of wine, which can be a very enjoyable task!

So slip into some comfy clothes, pour yourself a glass of red, and get ready for some easy-peasy crafting.

After scrolling through this step-by-step tutorial, be sure to watch the video at the end for an astoundingly simple craft trick. Then please SHARE, if you love reusing old wine bottles!

Step 1: Assemble your materials! You'll need some wine and beer bottles, peanut butter, and window cleaner.

Step 1: Assemble your materials! You'll need some wine and beer bottles, peanut butter, and window cleaner.
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Step 2: Remove as much of each label as you can. Some are more stubborn than others.

Step 2: Remove as much of each label as you can. Some are more stubborn than others.
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Step 3: After you've gotten the bulk of each label off, let the bottles soak in warm, soapy water for about 40 minutes.

Step 3: After you've gotten the bulk of each label off, let the bottles soak in warm, soapy water for about 40 minutes.
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Step 4: Once the bottles have soaked, peel or scrape off the remaining labels.

Step 4: Once the bottles have soaked, peel or scrape off the remaining labels.
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Step 5: You'll see there's still some stubborn residue left behind. That's when you grab the peanut butter!

Step 5: You'll see there's still some stubborn residue left behind. That's when you grab the peanut butter!
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Step 6: Smear the peanut butter right onto the bottle. You don't have to use a lot, just enough to coat the remaining residue.

Step 6: Smear the peanut butter right onto the bottle. You don't have to use a lot, just enough to coat the remaining residue.
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Step 7: Let the peanut butter sit on the bottles for about 40 minutes.

Step 7: Let the peanut butter sit on the bottles for about 40 minutes.
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Step 8: After those 40 minutes are up, use circular motions to remove the peanut butter. This should take off whatever icky label residue was left behind.

Step 8: After <i>those</i> 40 minutes are up, use circular motions to remove the peanut butter. This should take off whatever icky label residue was left behind.
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Step 9: Spray the bottles with window cleaner and give them a good wipe.

Step 9: Spray the bottles with window cleaner and give them a good wipe.
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Now you have shiny, label-less wine bottles, ready for crafting! Candle holders, flower vases, accent lights — wine bottles can be used for so many wonderful DIY projects!

Now you have shiny, label-less wine bottles, ready for crafting! Candle holders, flower vases, accent lights — wine bottles can be used for so many wonderful DIY projects!
Maya Borenstein for LittleThings

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