Ask Whit: Wine Bottle Gift Wrap

On today’s Ask Whit, I’m sharing a question I actually asked myself recently. See how generous I am?

Q: “I’m giving the glorious gift of wine to some friends soon and I want to think outside of the box (or bag), literally, when it comes to wrapping the bottles. What are some good looking and creative alternatives? -Whitney

A: Well, Whitney. Look no further than the internet for inspiration!  This image happened to be making the rounds on the blogosphere just when I needed it. I said to myself, in an excited but hushed tone behind the glow of the computer screen, “why didn’t I think of that?!” It’s such a great idea and, as I like to say, easy as crap. But. Then. I sat on my bedroom floor with a scarf and a couple of wine bottles and felt like a total idiot.

After a few scarf failures, I finally figured it out. Spread the scarf out horizontally and lay the bottles punt to punt a couple of inches apart at the bottom edge of the scarf. Roll up until you can’t roll anymore. Stand the bottles upright and side by side. Tie the remaining fabric into whatever you fancy as long as it’s sturdy.

Tip: you need a scarf that is long enough to make a handle at the top or at least tie a knot. A few of the lovely silk ones I sometimes fashion into a headband didn’t make the cut.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment here, tweet at me or hit me up on my Facebook page.  So many options!

6 Comments
  • Diane, A Broad
    August 15, 2012

    This is brilliant! It would also be a great way to transport wine to a party.

  • Scott Burau
    August 15, 2012

    And what better wine to wrap like that than the Lopez de Heredia Rosado I see peaking out there…! :-)

  • Bryan Jackson
    August 15, 2012

    thanks for making this look easy as crap!

  • Scott Burau
    August 16, 2012

    I’m immortalized in this blog thread with a misspelling of “peaking”. I could die. PEEKING out.

    • whitney
      August 16, 2012

      haha! no worries scott. i’ve had my fair share of typos!

  • Shauna
    August 21, 2012

    I did this over the weekend to take some a couple of bottles to friends – and they absolutely loved the presentation! I found a cute scarf at the mall that I knew my friends would like (and are probably fighting over now), and putting it together was definitely easy as crap (or as I typically say, “stupid easy”). This was a huge hit – thanks!! :)

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