Vintage Bottles – Labels Freebie

accessories, DIY, Labels, recycling, Upcycling

Well, sort of vintage bottles…. they will look it when you are finished.

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I was given a collection of clear glass bottles with corks, (without labels), and was wondering what to do with them.  Perusing online, I found some great old labels which were a whizz to download, print out and use on the bottles.

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Some of the titles are hilarious, I am especially fond of ‘White Oil – For Man and Beast’, what this was used for once upon a time I have no idea?!

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I enclose the files that you can use below, they are jpegs and good enough quality to print out and use yourself.  What will you use them for?

Old Chemist Labels 1Apothecary style labelsOld Chemist Labels 2Old Chemist Labels 3

Sloe Gin

DIY, grown up, Labels

IT IS READY….

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For 3 months I have daily been shaking my bottles of sloes, gin and sugar.  I picked them in the autumn, you can read about how to make them here.  They have been stored in a dark place, and have now turned the most amazing shade of deep red.  I left space in each bottle for vigourous shaking.  I read somewhere that one sloe gin maker leaves it in the boot of his car for 3 months, so it rolls around every day.  I did not risk it  myself, just in case mine broke and my car smelled like I was a gin-soaked alcoholic!

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I used a jam strainer bag made of muslin to pour the sloe gin through, as I wanted all of the sediment out of the drink where I have been violently shaking it every day.  Then I just decanted it into pretty little 500ml Kilner preserving bottles.  Job done.

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LABELS

Paint Storage Continued…. or is it baby poo?

Labels, Organising

So following my recent post about Paint Storage, which showed pastel paints looking great like the below, I spent the afternoon decanting my own paints into jars.

fcf65-paintinjarsI made some sweet labels for the lids, and put them into my own mason jars (free download at bottom of post which is editable).  I got rid of 4 large bags of old paint tins and was feeling super tidy, if not a little worried that I am developing OCD.

BUT WAIT………! 

I am realising from the below photos that the colours in my house look like the insides of various babies nappies, all except one vivid aubergine.  Hmm, feeling that I need to up the ante on stronger colours now…  Hurrah, another reason to redecorate!

paint montageClick here for download of paint label