Spring Flowers Apothecary Jars with Refreshed Printable Labels

Buying myself a bouquet of spring flowers is right up there with getting my nails done or treating myself to lunch.

As the L’Oreal commercial says, I buy them, “because I’m worth it.” 🙂

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Flowers make me happy.  They look beautiful and they smell great.

I never buy bouquets that come in the basic glass jars.  There are far too many of them sitting on thrift store shelves already (but they make great toilet brush holders).

Instead, I like to make my own vases using jars and bottles I already have on hand, like these get well flower bottles I made for my mom last year when she was going through chemo.

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This time I whipped up a new set of bottles for some pretty spring flowers I bought yesterday.

DIY Antique Style Apothecary Jars for Spring Flowers

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The bottles are empty Starbucks bottles.  Their shape is similar to old milk bottles, so I use them a lot.

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TIP:  The labels on Starbucks bottles are adhesive.  After you peel them off, use Goo Gone to remove the adhesive residue, then wash with dish soap.

There are also numbers printed on the glass that come right off with a Magic Eraser.  I don’t use the caps, but you could save them for another project.

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These take less than 5 minutes per bottle to make and, aside from the Starbucks drink, cost pennies to make.

Just print out the free antique labels below, cut them out, and glue onto the bottles.

I print mine on a laser printer so the ink doesn’t smear and use plain school glue mixed with a tiny bit of water.

I recommend spraying a few very light coats of clear acrylic sealer over them to protect labels from drips of water.

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I’ve made other sets of bottles using these labels, and each set has a different personality.

In the past, I’ve added the labels to old empty medicine bottles, and I added them to small empty candle jars and filled them with buttons.  I used them as clear image transfers on glass.

For this new set of bottles, I sharpened up the original images and made them pure black and white, then grouped them together so they could all be printed on one page.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE FULL SIZE, ONE-PAGE PRINTABLE.

Free Printable Antique Apothecary Labels | www.knickoftime.net

IF YOU PREFER TO PRINT EACH LABEL INDIVIDUALLY IN OTHER SIZES, CLICK ON THEM BELOW FOR THE FULL SIZE IMAGE.

Free Printable Antique Apothecary Labels | www.knickoftime.net

Free Printable Antique Apothecary Labels | www.knickoftime.net

Free Printable Antique Apothecary Labels | www.knickoftime.net

So, go ahead and treat yourself to  some fresh spring flowers.

     You’re worth it!

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If you enjoyed today’s project, you might also like this:

Repurposed Starbucks Bottles

tape image transfer on Starbucks bottle | www.knickoftime.net

Vaya con Dios,

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Comments

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you Angie!!!!
    I have a bunch of these bottles in the garage. This will be such a treat for me and a treat to share!!!!

  2. I got some labels like this with some vintage cannisters and I love them. Thanks for these “ready to use” labels!

  3. Charlotte Barnes says:

    Angie, have you ever tried olive oil instead of goo gone? I think it works well. I follow up with Dawn dishsoap.

  4. Theses are so pretty Angie and I love the labels!

    Xoxo, Tanya

  5. Beautiful labels, Angie! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  6. Those are pretty cute, Angie! I love the labels. I’m going to go buy myself some flowers! I AM worth it!

  7. Pretty. Love the look.

  8. Your vases are just darling, Angie–thanks so much for the printable–pinned! And thanks for linking up your posts with us at Vintage Charm 🙂

  9. So beautiful!

  10. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your blog and all the inspiration it provides. Thank you, Thank you!
    Deborah
    Ramshackle Romance

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