DIY Wine Bottle Gift Wrap

I love giving wine and champaign as gifts. Everyone can enjoy it, you don’t have to worry if it will fit and it keeps for a long time in the pantry, well not in my pantry, but that’s another post. What I’ve always struggled with is the gift wrapping. Using wine bags seem so impressionable, sure they are easy but, I’m looking for special. Besides, there’s something about paper that makes a gift extra fun to open.

I was thrilled when I came across a wine bottle wrapping technique from Wanda Wen.


This easy DIY solved my wine woes and hopefully yours too!

  1. Measure and cut your paper: To get the appropriate measurements, measure the diameter of the wine bottle and add 2 inches, (that will be the width of your paper.) Measure the height of your bottle and add 3 inches, (that will be the height of your paper.) Measure out the paper and cut. 
  2. Place the paper pattern side down. Fold in 1 inch of the paper on one end of the width and one end of the height. (This will create clean, finished edges for wrapping.) Use a couple of pieces of double-sided tape on the inside of the folds to keep them together.
  3. Lay the bottle on the paper with the bottle running parallel to the width fold. Keep 2 inches of extra paper on the bottom for folding.
  4. Roll the unfolded side of the paper around the bottle. Keep rolling until the folded end is tightly in place. Use a couple more pieces of double-sided tape to secure the folded end onto the paper wrapped around the bottle. 
  5. Move to the bottom of the paper. This part can be a little tricky at first, but once you do one time, it comes very easily the next time. To fold the paper around the bottom use a circular pleating action. Fold half down (place a piece of double-sided tape towards the end of the paper) then pinch a little bit of the paper to create a new fold, and then keep pinching more of the paper until there is none left. The folds will stick onto the tape to keep it secure. It’s a bit like an accordion. Not to worry if it isn’t perfect, it is the bottom after all.
  6. Finally, gather the paper around the neck of the bottle and tie with ribbon. Attach a gift tag (you can print the one pictured here) or seasonal accessories to embellish the bottle.


There you have it! A one of a kind masterpiece to make your gift stand out among the rest. It’s very simple and there are so many possibilities when it comes to embellishments. Try layering translucent paper with tissue paper or doilies. Or include wine charms on the cinching ribbon to adorn the paper.

What do you usually bring to the party? Do you have any wrapping secretes to share?

A Happy New Home

This weekend Norrie and I had the pleasure of seeing my high school bestie.  She and her hubby bought built a new house! I just love moving! Maybe not the boxing things up or the moving heavy sofas part. But, I do like unwrapping everything and finding the perfect new home for your silverware and linens. A new home is like a puzzle you have to put together and rearrange until it makes sense. Call me crazy but I love it! My house is 88 years old. Several families have lived here before us, and you can tell. There are nail holes where art once hung, doors that have been removed from their hinges and long since thrown out. I think there are at least 3 floors stacked on top of each other in our kitchen. There is lime green linoleum under the carpet in our bedroom I’d like to talk to the genius who thought that was a good idea. While it is fun to play the guessing game of why someone would use door casing as a chair rail, yep someone really did that. I find myself mostly wishing for the things that are gone or hidden in our house. It is absolutely fascinating for me to think about living in a house that was built just for you. You would know every nail hole, flooring would flow evenly throughout your house, and there would be no guessing about how old the furnace is.

I decided to bake some Angle Food Muffins as a house warming gift (I can’t think of anything I like better than food you don’t have to cook yourself). I love muffins, they are somewhere in between cake and bread, they are sweet enough to satisfy your sugar crave, but enough like bread that it’s “okay” to eat them for breakfast.

Did you know these muffins used 8 egg whites?!

Isn’t this the fluffiest batter you’ve ever seen!

The muffins were pretty enough on their own, I really like how whippy batter left these fun peaks.

Since this wasn’t just any ole house, I added a vanilla glaze to the top, I know, I know evil genius at work here.  

Add dipped and ready to go!

To deliver the muffins I decided on an adorable little box I found at target. It was meant for a baby gift but I fixed that.

I love quick little DIYs.

And yes, they tasted as good as they looked.

Happy new home to my wonderful friend!

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