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.