DIY Farmhouse Style Milk Bottle

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We are just finishing up our full kitchen demolition and modern farmhouse-style renovation! I am so excited to be able to finish decorating -and- preparing all of our favorite meals again. Cooking with an electronic pressure cooker, electric skillet, and toaster oven is fine temporarily, but a challenge for over two months. I’m ready to start cooking! This past weekend, we picked up a community-supported agriculture {CSA} box from a local farm in town. It was filled with delicious vegetables, herbs, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. We are so lucky to live in a suburban region surrounded by city and farms, so I am trying to style my kitchen to coordinate with both by taking a modern twist on a traditional farmhouse style.

To really achieve an awesome farmhouse style vibe in my kitchen, I decided to make this simple DIY Farmhouse Style Milk Bottle. It’s decorated with a design I created on my computer, cut out of vinyl, and applied to the bottle. Sometimes it’s the little touches that make a space warm and inviting!

Materials:

  • Glass carafe
  • Black matte vinyl
  • Silhouette Cameo {or similar computerized cutter}
  • X-acto knife
  • Silhouette Studio software

Directions:

Begin by creating your design using specialized tool cutting software, like Silhouette Studio. I selected a cow silhouette and two different fonts that I thought had a farmhouse feel. The top font is a cursive, the bottom is a capital-block lettering style. I designed the cow to be three inches across so that it could be seen perfectly on the front of the bottle.

Next, send your design to your cutter. When it is complete, separate the sticky vinyl from it’s backing. Do this slowly so that you can maintain the entire piece of vinyl to place on your bottle. Otherwise, you will be applying itty-bitty pieces of vinyl to the bottle, trying to line them up perfectly. Not fun and usually has a messy appearance.

Center your vinyl design carefully on your glass bottle. Press it down gently to get it into place, then use your thumbs to really smooth out the bumps and remove the air bubbles. You want to make sure the design itself adheres well to the glass surface.

When all of the bumps have been smoothed, remove the excess vinyl, leaving behind the design on your bottle. You may need a blade to cut around the letters or cow to make sure it separates from the vinyl you will discard.

Your bottle is now ready for milk! Just make sure you wash it by hand after because the vinyl design may peel off otherwise.

Are you ready for a cold glass of milk or milk as an addition to your favorite recipes? There are several reasons why I choose cow’s milk for my family. Milk alternatives may seem like a simple swap for a dairy-free diet, but it’s important to know milk and milk alternatives are not created equal. In fact, they differ greatly in 5 key areas: nutrition, ingredient list, added sugars, price, and taste.

Farm fresh dairy milk is naturally nutrient-rich. It contains nine essential nutrients per 8-ounce serving, including:

  • B vitamins (riboflavin, B-12 and niacin) for converting your food into energy
  • High-quality protein for lean muscle
  • Vitamin A for a healthy immune system
  • Potassium to help regulate the balance of fluids
  • Bone-building nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D, and phosphorus

We love using real milk in all of our favorite recipes, like homemade mac & cheese, from-scratch pancakes, and delicious desserts. These recipes just would not be the same if we used a milk alternative. Whether you purchase organic or conventional, skim, low-fat, or whole milk, visit milklife.com for more information and recipe ideas.

How do you enjoy farm fresh milk in your home?

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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One Response to DIY Farmhouse Style Milk Bottle

  1. This milk bottle is really adorable! I love the farmhouse style so much! #client

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