Today I would love to share with you how I made these labeled bath jars.
I like to have pretty matching sets rather than big, bulky bottles cluttering my spaces…don’t you? But all the sets I have seen were really expensive. Then I saw this picture from Country Living. I had my next project!
I looked around online for various bottles and in my local thrift store but couldn’t find anything that was pretty or in my budget. Then one day while I was shopping I had the idea to look at the various glass food jars. I was surprised at just how many styles there were but none of them were just right. I had almost given up until I turned down the last aisle and lo and behold I spied these beauties!!!
It was the perfect size and shape and there were exactly 4 bottles. The labels looked easy to remove and there were no upraised markings in the bottle…PERFECT! Now only if I drank coffee ;). No worries…I gave the coffee to my friend and saved the bottles for myself!
I removed the labels and took off the residual glue with this Goo Gone. I already had this on hand and originally bought it from Home Depot. It works like a charm. Then I thoroughly washed the bottles and then let them dry.
Then I created some labels on my Silhouette machine and cut them out in black vinyl. I also cut them out in white vinyl as well.
I took the inside of the white label and put it on the jars first. Then I took the black label and put it on top of the white label, kind of like a little puzzle. The reason I did this is that I wanted the labels to stand out really well on the bottle. I thought about just cutting out a white square of vinyl but the borders of each frame were really different and this just seemed easier. Of course you can just place the black vinyl on and not use the white vinyl.
I wanted to cover up the writing on each of the lids so I simply spray painted them white and let them dry thoroughly. Then I simply filled each jar with my favorite bath products.
I love how fresh and clean it looks. Isn’t that so much better than a bunch of big and bulky bottles?
I have made my label file available for you to download for those of you who would like to make your own labels.
**If you don’t have a Silhouette Machine, you can still make these. Simply download the PSD labels and print them out. Then simply cover the tops of the label with a few layers of Mod Podge (let dry between each coat) and then cut the labels out. To apply to the bottles add a small amount of glue like E 6000 or other water proof glues.