Having to wrap a wine bottle may seem intimidating but don’t fret! I’m going to teach you a few easy and creative ways to gift wrap wine and how to wrap a wine glass! If you’ve invested the money in a bottle of quality wine as a Christmas gift, you might as well go the extra mile and make look nice too. I promise it’s not as complex as it might seem at first thought.
Dishtowel and Ribbon Method
Alright, for this method you don’t even need wrapping paper! You can absolutely wrap a wine bottle with a dish towel and ribbon. First things first, grab a fresh, pretty (holiday-themed preferably) dishtowel and place it design side down. Next, stand the bottle in the middle of the cloth. Gather all four corners, smoothing them over the neck of the bottle. Use a festive ribbon to secure the dishtowel around the bottleneck. Fluff and tuck until you’re satisfied with the end result. This method is often overlooked but actually really lovely!
Long Socks Method
Yes, you heard me! Stop rolling your eyes! Have some faith and give this a try, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Start from the bottom and pull one sock up toward the top of the bottle. Fold the extra bit of sock left hanging over the top and tie the other sock around the neck like a scarf. Voila! Obviously, we encourage you to use a pair of new, festive socks, the fuzzy ones would be extra cute.
*Both the Dishtowel and Sock method rock because they are extra creative and offer an additional gift!
Cellophane and Ribbon Method
Cello sheets have been used to wrap things since time immemorial. It’s quick, easy, and probably something you already have saved from a previous gift. Gather your wine bottle, cellophane, and a festive ribbon. Place the wine bottle in the middle of the sheet- 18X30 should do the trick. Pull the sides of the sheet up toward the top of the wine bottle’s neck. Secure the cello by tieing the ribbon into a pretty bow around the bottleneck.
You can wrap a wine glass using the same method as above. Simply place the wine glass in the center of the cello sheet. Pull up the edges and corners wrapping a ribbon around the excess. For added cushioning add tissue paper or bubble wrap inside the cellophane before wrapping.
Wrapping Paper Method
If your feeling crafty or all you have available is wrapping paper, this is the method for you. I will warn you, however, it is a bit more complicated than the aforementioned ways. Only a little though!
- Start by placing your wine bottle on seasonal wrapping paper, design face down. Make sure to have about eight inches extra at the top and two inches left at the bottom.
- Next, secure one edge on the side of the wrapping paper to the bottle with a piece of tape. Roll the bottle to the other edge and secure with an additional piece of tape.
- Roll and tuck the edges at the bottom of the bottle inwards and secure with tape.
- Stand the bottle up and fold the very top down about one inch, making a sharp crease.
- Continue folding down one way and then the other to make a fan effect.
- Fold the excess paper all the way down. Place a piece of tape in the middle securing it down to the top of the wine bottle.
- Tie a festive ribbon vertically around the wine bottle. This should also cover up the tape.
- Bring the tops of both sides of the fan up to create a continuous arc shape. Secure together with a piece of tape in the middle. That’s it!
Glitter Bottle Method
This just might be the easiest yet most glamorous way to gift a bottle of wine. All you need is mod podge and Christmas-themed glitter. Simply brush the glue onto the bottom portion of the bottle (as far up as you’d like but maybe not cover up the whole bottle). Roll the bottle in glitter, repeat two more times for maximum coverage. Finally, seal the glitter with another coat of mod podge. It doesn’t get better than a sparkly bottle of bubbly!
There you have it! Four ways to wrap a wine bottle. Now, you can give your friends and family the gift of good wine in a creative and elegant way. They’ll be so impressed they may even invite you over for a drink! After all, a well-wrapped wine bottle is best enjoyed with friends! Who are you going to wrap a wine bottle up for this Christmas?
Here are a few suggestions of great Holiday wine options: