Initial Impression

Ben ran out of gin, so I took that opportunity to add labels to the most frequently used alcohol.  Insipired by this tutorial, I bought a pack of stickers for $1.50 to get started.  A silver oil based Sharpie I had worked perfectly for this.

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To get a general idea of the shape, I made dots on the outer edges, then filled in with close dots around the letter.

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Super simple, and now three of our bottles have labels.  G for gin, b for brandy, and v for vodka.

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These labels coördinate perfectly with the other sprayed silver ombre bottles.

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I’m happy with a super simple label that isn’t an ugly brand sticker.  I’ve heard plain Sharpies on ceramic don’t hold up well, so I’ll let you know how these do after some use.

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Am I crazy enough to make some for the tonic water, too?

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While we’re talking labels, I found this adorable Threshold Nuts bowl in the Target clearance section.  For two dollars, I couldn’t leave it behind.

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Have you tried Sharpies on glass or ceramic?  Am I the only one not liking the jumbled look of brand labels?

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10 thoughts on “Initial Impression

  1. It’s a great idea if you only have one kind of gin, vodka or other spirits. I think this would be a great idea to do with a decanter, so that you only have one decanted at a time? My husband would crap his pants if he came home and I’d taken off all of the labels on his scotch bottles 😉

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