How to Remove Stubborn Labels off Bottles

One mans trash is another mans treasure… – Unknown

Sometimes we have those stubborn labels that won’t come off, after we spend forever peeling piece by piece we are left with this sticky residue. We found a way to avoid all that nonsense with some items that you probably already in your house. You can use this trick with any glass bottle.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup baking powder
  • Sink full of super hot water
  • 2 Cup Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Dish Soap

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1.Fill your sink and bottle with very hot water. Put the bottle into the water.

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2.Add the baking powder and dish soap to the water in the sink. Add the vinegar last.

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3.You should now see a chemical reaction. Like this…

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4.Leave the bottle in the mixture for 1 minutes. The label should slide right off.

You can use the bottles from this hack for many different things. We made a little vase.  Get creative 🙂

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How to Make Your Toaster Look Like New.

“It doesn’t matter how ready you think you are. The toaster will always scare you.” -Unknown

Sometimes the little things, such as cleaning the toaster can be easily ignored. Then one day it gets so bad, your surprised at how dirty it has become. That’s what happened to us. There is so much build up, it makes it harder to clean. It’s not just a spot treatment anymore. Today we are going to show you how to make your toaster look new again. You just need a few things.

What you will need:

  • Dirty Toaster (please don’t judge us) 🙂
  • Your Favorite Dish Soap
  • Clean Paint Brush
  • Stainless Steal Polish
  • Sponge
  • Water

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  1. Here is our toaster. As you can see it is full of crumbs and seeds at the bottom. Usually we just flip it upside down over the trash and shake hoping that most of it will come out. We did not even realize that there is a little tray that slides out.

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2. The crumb tray is usually located in the back/bottom of the toaster. It should have a tab and slide right out.

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3. Ours had quite a bit of build up. We shook the loose crumbs into the trash and soaked the tray in warm soapy water.

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4. Next we turned the toaster upside down and shook the rest of the crumbs out.

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5. After shaking all the crumbs loose, we took our little paintbrush with warm soapy water and cleaned out the crevices.

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6. Now it is time to focus on the outside. Take a sponge and dip into warm soapy water again. Clean the outside and be gentle not to scratch the surface. Dry with a soft cloth.

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7. Last take your stainless steel cleaner (this is our favorite part), and polish according to manufacturers directions.

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This is what our toaster looked like after…Inside and out.

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Thank you for following along with us. Your toaster will look as good as new in no time. Enjoy!

owing along with us. Your toaster will look as good as new in no time. Enjoy!

Mason Jar Luminaries

“Better to Illuminate, than Merely to Shine.” -Thomas Aquinas

You can never have too many candles. We have them all over the house. This candle would look great anywhere. Something about the way the light shines, helps greatly with relaxation. I hope it helps you to relax too. This project was super simple and very affordable (our favorite). All supplies were purchased from the dollar store.

What you will need:

  • Glass Gems
  • Mason Jar
  • Glue Sticks
  • Glue Gun
  • Candle

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So for this one, literally all you have to do is glue the little gems to the mason jar. We went in rows starting at the bottom of the jar and working upward.

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Work all the way to the top. Once you finish remove the lid and insert a lit candle. Now turn off the lights.

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We had so much fun creating this DIY. We hope you try it out, you won’t regret it. This candle looks great with the lights on or off. Enjoy!