Last year, when I updated a bathroom upstairs, I used old whiskey/wine decanters for things we women commonly use in a bathroom. Rubbing alcohol and distilled water are in these two clear bottles.
At some point this year, I acquired a third decanter and planned to use it for hydrogen peroxide. Since peroxide should be kept in an opaque container, I spray painted the new decanter. (See this informative post about using hydrogen peroxide for natural teeth whitening.)
You may remember seeing this bottle in my DIY Fall Apothecary post. I painted it alongside the old salad jar I used for an apothecary container.
I planned these labels for a long time but lacked vision for the project – until I found cork disks at Michael’s while on our family beach trip.
I designed these decorative circles at PicMonkey.com (see PicMonkey Free Trial ad in sidebar and my post about how to use PicMonkey here) and sized them slightly smaller than the disks.
After trimming around the rim of each circle, I gathered my stamping supplies.
One Christmas, I stamped cards for everyone on our card list with red ink. So, as with many projects, I was stuck with what I already have here in The Land of Making Do – Christmas red. Thank the Lord, red ink doesn’t look weird on my labels!
When JoAnn first opened near us, I used a coupon and bought a set of printer’s letters. (So happy to finally use them!)
Press each letter hard into the ink pad for the best coverage of ink.
- Test your lettering before you start.
- Begin with the center letter and work your way out from there.
- Vary the height of each letter so it won’t look crooked. If you plan it to be crooked, it looks like it’s not a mistake. Ha!
When lettering is finished, punch a hole in each label.
Place a label on each cork disk and punch a hole with an awl.
Spread regular school glue on the face of the disk. Align label. (The hole in the disc is visible from the glue pooling in the indentation.)
Using a large-eyed needle, thread ribbon through the hole of each label. Ahem…no need to let the glue dry first – just be careful with it. (Patience is one of my weaknesses – or should I say, lack of patience?)
Tie your new labels around bottle necks, and enjoy.
Aren’t these fun? Do you need labels for anything in your house?