Are you tired of giving gifts wrapped in the usual boring Christmas paper? This month, I’ve teamed up with a few friends to bring you some out of the box ideas for all of your gift wrapping needs. We have all come up with a way to use a junk item and re-purpose it into beautiful wrapping.
If you remember a few months back, I upholstered a thrift store bench with a Salvation Army sweater and requested that everyone save the sleeves. Well, I have re-purposed my sleeves into wine bottle sweaters.
Begin by placing your wine bottle inside of the sweater sleeve so you can decide where to make your cut.
Once you’ve made your cut, turn the sleeve inside out and hot glue the bottom together.
Your wine bottle will have a small indented space on the bottom, (called the punt) this is where you will hide the glued part on the sweater. The bigger the punt, the easier it is to hide your glue. Keep this in mind while wine shopping.
Once your glue is dry, turn the sleeve back to the correct side and slide onto the bottle. Then simply push the glued end into the punt and that’s it! Your wine sweaters are now complete, but adding a custom wooden tag really dresses them up.
To make the tags, I used a cutting off of our plum-tree that was sitting in the burn pile. I just used a pruning saw to make the cuts. If you don’t have access to a tree limb and a saw, you can pick up similar wooden pieces at your local craft store.
In order to attach the tags to the bottles, I drilled a couple of holes into the wood. I also went over the front side with sand paper to smooth them out a bit.
Now the fun part! I printed out the word “cheers” to add to my tags, but your tags could say anything you want. The possibilities are endless.
Transferring the words onto the wooden tags was no problem with carbon paper. I just traced over the lines with a pen, but you could use a sharpie or a wood burning tool if you choose. I then used a piece of twine and tied my tags to the bottles.
My wine bottles are now ready to be given away. Or not. I am in love with them… they might have to stay.
Do you have something lying around that you could re-purpose into gift wrap?
Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!
For more great re-purposed gift wrap ideas, check out what my friends have come up with.