A bottle of wine makes a welcome gift for birthdays, house-warmings and most holidays; it also works well as a thank you gift. Wrapping a bottle especially for the occasion goes one step further in letting the receiver know your gift is carefully chosen. Here are three basic wrapping techniques you can adjust to fit specific situations.
Butcher Paper Wrap
A basic butcher paper wrap is both modern and rustic. It's ideal for a themed party, such as a beach or holiday party, because you can change the look of the wrap simply by adding a different accent. A pine cone, a sprig of rosemary or a clipping of berries personalizes your gift for the occasion.
Butcher Paper Wrap: What You'll Need
A piece of butcher paper in blue, brown or white Scissors Clear tape Natural twine or ribbon Accent piece
Butcher Paper Wrap: Step 1
Begin by trimming the paper so it's about 3 inches longer than the bottle and 1 inch wider than the circumference.
Butcher Paper Wrap: Step 2
Position the bottle so the paper falls 1 inch below the bottom of the bottle. Roll the bottle up in the butcher paper. Secure it with a piece of clear tape. Fold the paper over the bottom of the bottle. Secure to the bottle with clear tape.
Butcher Paper Wrap: Step 3
Wrap a piece of natural twine or ribbon around the neck of the bottle and trim the top of the paper at an angle with a pair of scissors. You can personalize the wrap with an accessory such as a starfish, evergreen or berries.
Gift Wrapping Paper Wrap
This festive wrap uses regular gift wrapping paper and is appropriate for a festive event such as a birthday party or wedding shower. Personalize the presentation by choosing an appropriate wrapping paper for the occasion.
Gift Wrapping Paper Wrap: What You'll Need
Wrapping paper Scissors Twine or ribbon Tape A sprig of silk flowers
Gift Wrapping Paper Wrap: Step 1
Trim the wrapping paper so it's 3 inches longer than the wine bottle and 1 inch wider than the circumference. Position the bottle so the paper falls 1 inch below the bottom of the bottle. Roll the bottle up in the paper and secure with a piece of tape. Fold the bottom of the paper into the bottom of the bottle and secure to the bottle with tape.
Gift Wrapping Paper Wrap: Step 2
Tie a ribbon around the neck of the bottle and add some decorative silk flowers or branches. For a more festive look, fringe the top of the paper with scissors.
Tea Towel Wrap
This next method is perfect for a housewarming party or birthday party because the wrapping doubles as a gift for the receiver.
Tea Towel Wrap: What You'll Need
A set of tea towels Ribbon Scissors
Tea Towel Wrap: Step 1
Place the bottle on the inside of the towel so the top of the bottle lines up with the top of the tea towel. Fold the bottom of the towel over the bottom of the bottle forming a pocket.
Tea Towel Wrap: Step 2
Roll the bottle up in the tea towel.
Tea Towel Wrap: Step 3
Tie the bottle at the neck with a decorative ribbon. You can use the same ribbon to wrap around the rest of the tea towels in the set and give them alongside the wine as a gift.