I just tried using the milk and paper method for making beer labels, and it worked way better than I ever expected. I know this is not a new thing, but wanted to post my results. Here’s the steps for those who haven’t tried this:
- Use a laser printer (this is importent) and normal office paper to make your labels, then cut them out. I made 8 labels per sheet.
- Using a bowl of skim milk, submerge one label at a time. It must be skim milk to keep the bottles from stinking after drying.
- Once the label is drenched, apply it to the bottle and use a paper towel to pat it down and soak up the excess milk.
After drying, the labels looked fantastic and they stick perfectly to the bottles, no loose corners or anything.
I tried washing one off too, and they come off clean in about 5 seconds under warm water leaving no residue (like you’d get with a sticker). I had low expectations when I started this, but was completely impressed by the results.