Make DIY Rubber Band Labels for Bottles

Rubber bands create readily available, reusable labels that are easy to write on.

| December 2015/January 2016

Body Care Labels

Make reusable bottle labels (and recycle wide rubber bands!) with this simple tip.

Photo by Karen Bentrup

I recently crafted skin care products out of essential oils, witch hazel and other ingredients, and I tried to find a DIY label that I could remove from each bottle after it was empty. 

I realized that the wide rubber bands that come on most organic vegetables work perfectly for this application. These reusable rubber bands are easy to write on with a magic marker, and the rubber provides a much-needed grip when your hands are damp.

Karen Bentrup
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Seven Springs, PA.

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