Friday, November 8, 2013

Wine Bottle Christmas Gift Bags


I worked on a quick and easy project this week.  I thought this might make for a great gift idea and, if you are making gifts, there is no time like the present to get started!  This project uses images I originally saw on Pinterest but are offered by MagicPug on Etsy, where I purchased them.  Love these and they can actually go right on a wine bottle, but I chose to do them on a gift bag.

Antique Christmas Potion Wine Labels 4.25 x 3.25 digital collage sheet decorations for your holiday dinner parties

I printed the labels onto transfer paper {in mirror image} and ironed the images onto some Osnaberg fabric that I cut a little bigger than the labels themselves.  Osnaberg tends to fray and I thought that would be a nice look on the fabric bag.


I used some Christmas fabric I had from last year, as well as a bottle of wine for measuring.  I cut my fabric on the fold {the fold is the bottom} cutting it 7 inches wide and 14 inches long.  I folded over the top to the wrong side about an inch on both ends and sewed them down. 


I positioned the label on the front at this point with a couple of pins just to get placement.  Put the wine in between to see if I liked where it sat and then sewed the label on, sewing between the edge of the fabric label and the image.  This will allow me to fray the fabric a bit and it will stop at the sewn line.


Then with right sides together I sewed up both sides {you can iron your bag at this point if needed}, turn right side out and insert your bottle of wine or spirits.  I also did a couple by cutting my fabric tag with my Pinking shears.


To give it a tie, I took some of the corks I’ve been saving and, using ring and nail kits that I bought at the craft store {in the jewelry section}, I attached them to the corks.  I used two corks for each of these. 


Then use string, twine, ribbon, whatever you want, tie and knot it to the little ring part that sticks out of the corks.  Tie around the neck of your bottle and it’s done! 


This gift bag makes the perfect addition to the gift of a bottle of wine or whatever spirits you might be giving.  It also makes for a nice seasonal decoration if you have a bottle of your own wine sitting on your table, buffet or sideboard. 



I pulled out some of our wine bottles we had here to model the bags for you.


I’ll be making some of these for the Dickens Festival gift shop, as well as my booth and Etsy this year!



Rose Maria Simoes said...

What a beautiful idea!!!!
Thank you!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How pretty and so fun. I love pretty gift bags and these could be used for more than just wine. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Okio B Designs said...

Great gift idea! And wow, you have a lot of wine. LOL! Pretty fabric and the labels are so cute.


Little Miss Maggie said...

I saw those labels on Pinterest too and loved them. Thanks for the original source. This is a great gift idea and I love that you sewed them onto the bags instead of directly onto the bottles.

Sonny G said...

those are great Kathy.. I bet they'll be a hot seller in your both.

really liking these so you might get an email later today:)


Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

I LOVE the labels! They all made me smile. I sure am getting in the Christmas mood lately! Have a great weekend, Kathy! ~ Jamie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, Love these labels on your wine bags. What a great idea and gift. The cork ties are awesome too.
Happy Weekend.

Cynthia said...

I can't wait for these to hit your Esty shop!!


This N That said...

Love the labels..Great gift idea..

Anonymous said...

Kathy, these are so stinkin' cute! Love each one! These should sell quickly!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So cute Kathy and I love the wine cork ties!!!

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- What a cute, cute, cute idea! I just love it! xo Diana

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great idea!! I wish I had more time to work on crafts... Maybe when I retire... if i live that long...LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


miss flibbertigibbet said...

I love those Kathy! I saw those labels somewhere…maybe on Pinterest? Anyway, I loved how vintage they looked! I think it IS a great git…who wouldn't want a bottle of wine? I like how you used them.

Rhonda said...

Love these Kathy - frayed edges are a fun look!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a pretty idea! The cork ties just make so much more special!

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty, Kathy! Love the fabric choices and the wine cork ties are perfect.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute...I love them!

Gypsy Heart said...

Love them!! Great for hostess gifts or a neighbor.


Stitchfork said...

the corks add the perfect touch!

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