Happy weekend! Do you have any fun plans?
I am headed to the Hometalk Meetup in Leesburg, Va tomorrow. Donna of Funky Junk is going to be there, Karen, The Graphics Fairy, and Marian a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed as well as many other bloggers and readers. Donna is one of my faves; I wrote a post about her a few years ago. Since she lives in western Canada, I figured this may be the best opportunity to finally get to meet her.
While I am away, Ed was invited to dinner by a friend of his. He bought a bottle of wine to take as a hostess gift and asked me if I could make the bottle look a bit more festive.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but as soon as I walked into my studioffice and saw all the pretty, colorful, and festive gift wrap that I have been buying for a few dollars a roll at HomeGoods, I had an idea on how to make a festive wine bottle wrap.
- Gift wrap
- Ribbon – enough to wrap around the bottle a few times
- Glue dots or glue gun and glue stick
- Gift tag
- Craft knife
- Clear tape
I found these all-occasion chalk board gift tags over at ellienee.com. You can download them for free there.
I saved the download on my computer so I could use it again, but to save on printer ink, I used the “Snipping Tool” to just snip the tag I wanted from the pdf. I saved it to “my photos” on my computer and then printed it out alone.
Never heard of the Snipping Tool? It is a handy little tool to have if you like to capture anything from your computer screen and save it.
I have a PC, on a Mac, the Grab tool is similar. It is free. To download and learn how to use it, click here.
1. Cut a piece of gift wrap that is about 6 inches longer than the height of the bottle. The width should be enough to roll the bottle on until it is covered. Lay the wine bottle on its side on top of the wrong side of the gift wrap. Roll the bottle on the gift wrap and tape the edges to secure gift wrap around the bottle. Tape the excess gift wrap on the bottom to the underside of the bottle. Cinch the top of the gift wrap around the top with your hands to form fit it around the neck.
2. Cut out the tag and ribbon. I chose not to use it as a tag, but a label.
3. I made slits with a craft knife on the tag to thread the ribbon through.
4. Secure the ends of the ribbon using Glue Dots or hot glue on the back of the bottle. Line up edges with the seam in the gift wrap. Cut and then press with your fingers to make sure it is adhered and smooth.
5. Wrap ribbon around the neck of the bottle using the Glue Dots to secure. Using a pair of scissors, make vertical cuts 1/4-inch apart from each other in the excess gift wrap on the top of the bottle. It will splay out creating a festive topper.
For more gift wrapping ideas head over to my Gift Wrap Gallery.
Before I sign off for the weekend, I have a new post up over at My Colortopia. With summer coming – you may get inspired to lighten up your rooms a bit.
If you haven’t heard about the HomeTalk Meet-Up in Leesburg, Virginia this Sunday, you can find out more over on the HomeTalk site.
Are you going?
See ya back here on Monday!