Make a No Sew Felt Wine Bag / Wrap {An Inexpensive Hostess Gift}

With the holiday season upon us and lots of fabulous parties to attend – here is a simple and quick way to dress up a bottle of wine for the hostess! {Seriously – you can make this in just a few minutes while ironing your party outfit and pick up a bottle of bubbly on your way to the get-together}


No-Sew Felt Wine Wrap

Materials Needed:Felt
Stitch Witchery
Pinking Shears {or regular scissors}
A Bottle of Wine, Champagne, etc.


Double over a single cut of felt {so the crease is at the bottom} and cut a piece measuring 6 inches wide by 24 inches tall {you may need to adjust the measurements as wine bottles do vary in size}. I used pinking shears to give the edges a little design.


Lay the bottle on top the felt {crease at the bottom} and measure one inch up from the top – lightly mark a guideline.


Sit the bottle right side up and place in the center of the felt; the top edge of the bottle resting on the guideline – trace around the bottom of the bottle.


Lift up the top layer of felt and proceed to cut out the traced circle. {this only needs to be done on the top layer} It is pretty easy if you fold the top layer of felt in half and cut small slit into the center of the circle.


Slide your scissors in the slit and continue cutting until the circle is complete.


The next step is to seam the sides. This can be done by sewing or simply using stitch witchery. [Stitch Witchery is a polyamide fusible web that permanently bonds two layers of fabric together – and yes it works on felt too!]

Cut two strips of the stitch witchery, one for each side. Place each strip in between the felt as close as you can to the outer edges of each side, leaving a one inch opening at the bottom crease. {as shown above} Lightly press with a steam iron set to the wool setting. Keep the iron moving at all times when placed on the felt, as if left in one spot it will melt the fibers. It only takes 30 seconds or so to fuse.


Once the sides are together, seam the top in the same fashion. Depending upon the size of your actual bottle you may need to trim the top just a bit.


Since the felt has a little give the bottle slides perfectly into the opening hole. Embellish as you please. I simply tied handmade ornaments around the neck of the bottle. The ornament tutorials can be found {here} and {here} – they are simply made from scraps}


And if you are looking for inexpensive Red and White Wines check out The Kitchn post for a review of wines under $10 {Feb 10}.

This post was shared over at Infarrantly Creative’s Pennywise Presents
Happy Wednesday Everyone – I’ve got to get back to my Christmas decorations ~ Enjoy!
                  

Comments

  1. This looks SO elegant, and I love it simplicity. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. What!!!??? That is the coolest thing I have seen in ages! Totally love it, I think this is my favorite project of yours. Beautiful!

  3. Totally cute SL! Love it!

  4. Awesome! Love it!

  5. How cute is that? And so simply but beautifully constructed.

  6. Those look so beautiful, like they cost a pretty penny!

  7. So elegant! You’d pay a fortune for these. You’ve done it again!

  8. Love these! Very cute and clever and no sewing!

  9. This is such an easy and great idea to do with any fabric scrap. I love the idea of fixing it up as you iron your outfit. Perfect project for a quick gift. brilliant. I am going to make sure I have stitch witchery handy at all times!!
    Thanks! And thanks for the feature. I love your site. Always great ideas!
    Eileen

  10. What a fabulous project and great hostess gift! Love it.

    Chelsea

  11. These are so adorable! If you cut two round holes you could fill them up with treats and hang them on your neighbors doors or co-workers. Thanks for the inspiration ;)

  12. This is so clever and it looks amazing! Great idea.

    Susan

  13. I love these bags! I’m going to try making some to fit travel mugs for my kids’ teachers.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers!
    Theresa

  14. Hi again!
    I used your tutorial to make some bags of my own…thanks again.
    I posted one of your pictures in my post and linked it to you…I hope I followed all the rules!
    Cheers!
    Theresa
    http://alliswellathome.blogspot.com/2010/12/felt-gift-bags.html

  15. What a great idea much better than a bag…thanks for sharing

  16. I linked to you tonight!! Thanks so much for the great ideas!!

  17. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) You can see the feature here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-valentine-crafts/

    If you would like a “featured by” button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

  18. Gorgeous! I especially like the “no-sew” part ;) Great idea!

  19. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

  20. screams elegant, love it

  21. so perfect! these would be so cute to give for neighbor gifts around christmas…. maybe with sparkling cider to save on the $ ;)

  22. Hi,
    I hope you don’t mind but I posted a link to this post on my blog today. It was a great idea. Mine did not come out nearly as great as your though.

    http://cupcakedaydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/10/wine-bag-and-ornament.html

  23. Me again — pinned this too!!! xo

  24. So creative!! Thank you

  25. Love, love, LOVE these!
    I’m all about keeping it simple and you did it while still keeping it elegant!
    Thanks for the great idea and the tutorial!

  26. Such a gorgeous DIY I just had to feature it on my blog!

    xx

  27. This is such an awesome idea. Easy to do.

  28. This is such an awesome idea. Easy to do.

  29. This is such an awesome idea. Easy to do.

        

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