Last year, I used cleaned Starbucks Frappuccino bottles at both my son and my daughter’s birthday parties. I love that this helps the environment- we are reusing- and they look great! I make a big batch of lemonade or fruit water in a drink dispenser and let the guests help themselves. You can totally personalize the Frappuccino bottles by adding ribbon on the rim, or a personalized water bottle wrappers, or add some lace and twine. You could even add colored sugar (think crushed rock candy) to the rim. Talk about versatile!
Of course, the first step is to clean the bottles. Peeling off the Starbucks label and shoving them in the dishwasher isn’t going to cut it. You’ll end up with sticky bottles. The key is to use a little Goo Be Gone. Simply remove the label then spray the Goo Be Gone. (If you don’t have long fingernails, you’ll find it easier to remove the labels from the bottles if you soak them for up to 30 minutes in hot soapy water first). Once you’ve removed the label, spray on the Goo Be Gone. Allow it to sit for a minute and then use some soap, hot water and a sponge to remove the Goo Be Gone along with all the sticky residue from the labels. I then like to place the bottles in the dishwasher. So easy and quick!
If you want to decorate your bottle with lace and twine for a shabby chic look, you will need 26 inches of twine and approximately 8 1/4 inches of lace per bottle. Attach the lace with a little tape and then wrap the twine twice around the bottle and tie. I got the lace at Joanns where it is sold by the yard. Add a striped paper straw et voila! I love this look and plan on using these bottles at my son’s Vintage Train birthday party on Saturday.
Here’s a photo of the Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that I used last year at my daughter’s Classic Princess and Pirate party. Hope this gives you some fun ideas. I simply used a little ribbon around the rim and then used a water bottle wrapper to personalize it.
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Does this also take off the expiration date printing? I’ve been able to get the label off but not this. Or maybe I should stop being so anal? 🙂
That’s a really good question about the exp date. The goobegone won’t remove that. You’d need a solvent, maybe try nail varnish remover (acetone). I’m looking at my cleaned Frapuccino bottles & there’s no date on them so I’m thinking the date must have been on the lid. If the date is etched on your bottles, then there’s probably nothing you can do about it.
Try an SOS pad.
If you are talking about the black stamped dates on the glass, I’ve had the most luck with an old window cleaning trick: Razor blades. You can generally just do a little light scraping on the stamps and get them off. Sometimes a little spritz of window cleaner helps out, too.
Do you reuse them after the party? I love this idea and I’m trying to figure out if the quality of the glass is good enough to treat them like regular household drinking glasses.
Yes, absolutely- you can use them over and over. I’ve even dropped one on the floor and was shocked when it didn’t shatter into a million pieces (although, obviously, I don’t recommend dropping them). I was mine in the dishwasher and have not had a problem yet. Let us know how you get on 🙂
Do you think these bottles can be used for hot water. I love your idea about reusing these bottles, and I want to make hot tea in it.
Yes, absolutely Anna!!! I see no reason why you couldn’t use these for hot water. The glass is pretty thick.
i came to the same idea for the bottles….After i saw that all the writing could be removed…with the exception of the expiration date..mine have them…but the only thing is that my bottles have had the goo be gone for almost a half hour…the second application..and still sticky… Nice ideas for the bottles!!!.
Good news!!!! i stated that i had trouble with the “goo be gone”..but i found that when i was scraping the bottle…but its gone.
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Did you wash them in the dishwasher?
Hi! A reader from Holland. I want to reuse these bottles too. But the only thing is, i wash them a million times but they smell inside the bottle. 😦 how can i remove that smell? Xxx