Shiny and new in the shop, and just in time for this year's holiday cards…
Starbucks Frappuccino bottles make the most adorable little drink containers for parties! When you take all the labels and markings off, they look like miniature retro milk bottles. And of course it’s awesome to be able to get the bottles for “free” when you buy Frappuccino drinks! But, when you check out the bottles, the labels are really sticky-looking, and there are some black numbers printed right on the glass, too. It might make you wonder how people get them totally clean and ready to be re-used.
Well, Jackie from Teal & Lime used Frappuccino bottles at her son’s first birthday party, and she not only got the bottles perfectly clean, but she also wrote up a handy tutorial to share her method! After you get the bottles ready, all you need to do is to a paper straw for the finishing touch. It’s the little things like this that really impresses guests, I’m tellin’ ya.
Drink or pour out the Frappuccino.
Soak the bottles in hot, soapy water for about 30 minutes.
Peel the labels off the front and back of the bottles. They should come off easily, but some residue may be left behind from the adhesive. We’ll get to that in the next step.
Use a scour brush (such as a Scotch-brite Dish Brush) to scrub off any remaining residue from the labels. Or, use some 100% acetone nail polish remover to remove it quickly and easily.
The last step is to remove the “Use By” date printed directly on the bottle. Use a little elbow grease and the scour brush to scrub the date off. Or again, you could use nail polish remover instead.
Display your new glass milk bottles with cute paper straws. No one will ever know they started out as Starbucks bottles!
Reposted gratefully with permission from Jackie of Teal & Lime.