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diy project: oil and vinegar bottles

by Grace Bonney


in a bout of spring cleaning energy, we attacked our cluttered mess of cooking oils and vinegars in the kitchen. we love to have inspiration while cooking, and now that we’ve re-bottled and relabeled these, they are an attractive arrangement pretty enough to sit out on the counter! this took almost no time, no money, and very little effort for totally satisfying results! –bbbcraft sisters

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump!

what you need:

an assortment of bottles you think are striking (we used oil and vinegar, wine and sparkling cider bottles)

a funnel

an assortment of corks and stoppers

various labels and stickers

biokleen low voc citrus soy cleaner or goo gone

what you do:

1. start by selecting an assortment of pretty bottles you want to use, and assign each oil and vinegar in your kitchen to a bottle. we looked beyond just the vessels that the oils and vinegars came in and used shapely wine bottles and even a pretty sparkling cider bottle. if you want to reuse a bottle that is already full of oil or vinegar, simply pour the liquid into a large class measuring cup while you work on cleaning the bottle.


2. fill up your sink with hot soapy water and submerge all of the bottles. let soak until the labels start to peel off with ease.

3. for sticky residue and tougher labels, use a degreaser. we love biokleen’s low voc citrus soy solvent, a greener alternative (that smells really good!) to goo gone.

4. once your bottles are clean and dry, use a funnel to fill each with oil or vinegar.

5. label each bottle—we used labels and tags we already had, but you can find an array of good ones at paper source or even an office supply store. we were simple with our designations, but feel free to note the brand, date purchased or any other relevant info.

6. assign each bottle a cork stopper or spout. we found these at bed, bath and beyond.

7. enjoy your beautiful bottles and cook something delicious!

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