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How to Wrap a Wine Bottle – 10 Pretty Ways to Gift Wine

Giving wine as a gift is a common practice and is especially popular at dinner parties, holiday parties, birthdays and anniversaries. To make them look good and suit the occasion, there are several different ways people have found to wrap wine bottles. And they range from simple and quick to ornate and elaborate.

How to wrap a bottle of wine

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Bottle of wine in a gift bag

With so many options available for reusable cloth bags and paper gift bags, there’s no limit to the style you can add to a wine bottle gift bag. Insulated ones will ensure they stay cold and serve right away, while personalized paper bags let your creativity run wild. Decorate one yourself or buy one from a local store or online store.

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Reusable fabric wine bag by Emajendesigns

Use Kraft paper to wrap a wine bottle

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Using plain white or brown Kraft paper allows you to make it your own. This will hide the label but allows you to leave it blank for a minimalist look or write a message on the side. They’re sure to love it either way. Remember to tie or tape it at the top to keep it closed until you arrive. Plus, you can add a Christmas ornament, Easter egg, or even a small, themed wreath for an extra touch.

If you have some old books with missing pages or old texts, you can use that to wrap a wine bottle. It is perfect for someone who likes to read, or who is in the industry the old textbook applied too. This fun approach will definitely hit the mark.

Turn your wine bottle into a sweater!

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For a cozy feel and a little fun, turn your wine bottle into a sweater. If you can knit or crochet, you can definitely make one from scratch that fits the occasion. But even if you don’t have another way. Removing the sleeves of a sweater allows you to place it over a wine bottle and secure it around the neck. You can sew the bottom closed to make it a gift bag or leave it open. There is always an abundance of knitted sweaters at thrift stores. Plus, they’re an affordable way to get two bottles of sweater wine.

Wrap a bottle of wine in a tea towel

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Use a new tea towel, preferably one that matches their kitchen, their personality, or the holiday, around the wine bottle and tie it with a fabric ribbon. You can add a bow, gift tag, luggage tag, or some other way to label who it’s for.

There are two ways to wrap it. Spread the tea towel on the table, place the wine in the middle, and pull the towel up around it from each side, or fold the towel into a rectangle that is wrapped several times around the bottle. Use your own creative touch to personalize it.

Use Cloth To Wrap Wine Bottles

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Another great way to gift wrap a wine bottle is to use fabric. Not only can you customize your fabric choice to the occasion, but it makes for a reusable wrap that’s great for the environment. Make sure your cloth is large enough and knot the ends around the bottle to secure.

Printed Tag

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You can choose to leave the bottle uncapped, or bare, and instead create a fun tag to go around the neck. It can be created with people’s taste in mind. Fun ideas include an old library book check out card for a book reader, a card from a deck you find around the house for a poker player, or a gift tag from any local store.

These cute bottle neck hangers are available as a free download from Hip2Save.

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Wine bottle labels from Santa Barbara Design Studio

Whether you use blank cardstock to print your own, draw a design, or add a store-bought gift tag, it’s sure to be well received and enjoyed.

Additional Decorations For Wine Bottle Wrapping

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For a little fun, add extra decorations. Add stickers to the packaging or the bottle itself, put a small Christmas wreath around it, or even hand ornaments around the neck of the bottle. Washable felt pens or chalk pens will allow you to write directly on the bottle. You can send a nice greeting or even add jokes if they fit the gift recipient.

Custom Wine Bottle Labels

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Creating custom wine labels has been done for many years and some wineries offer customized labels at the time of bottling. Either you order them with labels, which are very popular at weddings where the bride’s name is included and sometimes the guests get to take the bottle home, or you print the labels yourself and put the it on bottles, it’s a fun way to decorate any wine bottle. It will also hide what wine it is. So if you can’t afford the expensive bottles it will still look expensive, and no one will know. This cute label is available at Etsy here.

Gift Basket for a bottle of wine

how to make a wine gift basket

Create a gift basket for your wine bottle. Line a basket with a tea towel, tissue paper, or other lining. Then add the bottle of wine, some food or a good book, a glass of wine or two depending on who it’s for and watch their joy when they receive their wine gift basket. They are personalized for each person or couple and can be anything from a bottle of wine and a glass to an all-nighter with a book or movie, snacks, and more. This basket is easily adjustable to fit your budget.

How to wrap a wine bottle in tissue paper or cellophane

Using tissue or cellophane can make wrapping for a bottle of wine quick and easy. Just put it on the table so that the corners are slightly higher than the bottle. Then place the bottle in the middle and gather the corners at the top of the bottle. Then pull the edges and fix the paper, then tie a ribbon around the top. This will create a beautiful presentation.

Gift box for a bottle of wine

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Wine bottle gift box by Brilliant Aurora

You can purchase a wine bottle gift box that is exactly the right size to hold a bottle of wine and add a card or other label as desired. They can be found in plain white or other colors, or with patterns associated with holidays and celebrations. Recipients of this gift may choose to use the box for storing household items. Or even for gifting their own bottle of wine later.

Add a wine accessory to the gift

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Our last idea was inspired by Emajendesigns. Why not include a beautiful bottle stopper with your gift and tie it to the wine bottle. Not only does it make a beautiful decoration, but it is a useful addition to the gift.

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We hope you enjoyed our ideas on how to wrap a wine bottle. Just let your creativity flow and you’ll find tons of fun ways to wrap a wine bottle.

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mother of three. She started Darling Celebrations in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating life’s special events.

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