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Distracting Packaging – Wine Bottle Wrap

Hello, my name is IKEA ANNBETH fabric.

You may recognize me from such projects as the DIY Bulletin Board, Easter, Christmas and Personalized Name cards as well as the No Sew Easter Treat Bag.

No really my obsession with this fabric knows no bounds. Actually it’s because I  have about 2 meters left of it and it can’t just sit there unused. I was supposed to make pillow covers out of it. Yeah. So…sewing… *crickets*

This was actually a Teacher Appreciation Gift for my daughter’s teachers for this year and she made them each a Thank Card. I took the fabric, some twine and wrapped it around a bottle of wine.

wine bottle wrap

The tags are wooden craft shapes that I stamped.

You can easily make a make a hole through them using a small screwdriver kit and just screw through them to use them as gift tags.

IKEA ANNBETH fabric   DIY wine bottle wrap

This is one of my favourite wines  – Jacob’s Creek Shiraz Cabernet.

Jacobs Creek Shiraz Malbec

And because you know you’re wondering how the back looks like because I always wonder whenever I see a pretty photo what the not so photogenic side looks like, all I did was use Fabri-Tac to glue it the fabric together.

summer wine bottle wrap

Nice, summery wine bottle wrap!

Looks and tastes just as good when unwrapped and poured in your wine glass…ahem…

DIY - wine bottle wrap

21 Comments

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    Stephen Hughes
    July 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I have to say it wouldn’t stay in the bottle for long!

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      I concur!

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    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    July 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    If I were a teacher? At the end of the school year? I would REQUEST this gift. As opposed to say, gift cards for Starbucks.

    Love that fabric! Especially the bright orange border!

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      I volunteered several times over the course of the year for arts and crafts classes etc. After doing so I decided her teachers needed wine b/c I spent maybe 2 hours at a time and I thought how do you do this everyday with 20 of them in the class? It takes a certain kind to be a teacher. I’d be way better as their school secretary but that’s a whole other post.

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    now at home mom
    July 1, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    OK, these teachers are very lucky! I don’t drink but I know that almost everyone loves to receive a bottle of wine! 🙂 The wrapping it’s beautiful Alex! love those little wooden tags 🙂
    btw, funny that you posted this today because I am finishing up a post about my old IKEA fabric I’ve had for a while too! 🙂
    happy Canada day Alex, hope you are having a beautiful day with your family too! 🙂

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      I just saw your bulletin board! Yay for Frederika fabric. I have no joke 2 curtain panels and a whole bunch of scraps still left of that. Happy Canada Day to you too!

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        now at home mom
        July 1, 2013 at 11:01 pm

        🙂 thanks Alex and I believe you!
        I love this fabric, it’s one of the ways I can introduce pink in our house full of boys 🙂
        I covered plywood in GURINE fabric too (I will post it tomorrow), I guess IKEA fabrics are our addiction! 🙂

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    Patricia
    July 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Super design for wine bags and great for “gifts” but have to agree with Stephen… wouldn’t stay long in the bag. could always use the delightful bag to re-gift in!!!

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      *whispers* it’s a not a bag – but it’s sneaky b/c it looks like one! Just easier to do b/c it didn’t involve me dragging out my sewing machine.

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    Roar Sweetly
    July 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Love the fabric, love the gift tag. Had one of those ‘doh’ moments when I thought of all the ugly store-bought wine gift bags I’ve purchased over the years. Just one question…how was the base done?

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      The secret is…there is no base! I literally roll wrapped the fabric around the bottle with the end scraps of the fabric. The key to having it stay put is to tie the twine around the neck. Between that and the glue it holds the fabric totally well. I am ALL about keeping it simple and easy to get done. Possibly b/c this was done at 11 pm at night. Hence why there are no actual steps photos.

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    ScrapAndSalvage
    July 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    super cute, alex! i’m surprised your house isn’t one giant rainbow. 😀 plus, best teacher (or whomever) gift ever!!!

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Oh just you wait…you haven’t seen the Care Bear Stare invasion on my youngest’s bed.

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        ScrapAndSalvage
        July 2, 2013 at 12:33 am

        i had a care bear and rainbows beadspread back in the 80’s tooooooooo

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    Gilit @ Shoes Off Please
    July 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I think I will start teaching your kids now. Does their school care about certification?

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      Alex
      July 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      HAHAHAHA! Do you know the week that I did this, our LCBO (the Liquor Control Board of Ontario – b/c we can’t buy our alcohol at the corner store here in Canada) did an Ad suggesting kids give their teachers gift cards to the LCBO? Well. People lost their marbles at how inappropriate it was. All I thought was Do you have kids? There’s a reason 5 o’clock is wine time in most households. And it’s coming from me, not my kid b/c they’re not old enough to buy wine.

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    Danielle
    July 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    This is such a great gift and I love that you used the stripe fabric. Everything in my OCD brain feels peace and joy and all kinds of happy looking at the stripes… perfectly horizontal and perfectly lined up across the bottles.

    I might need to talk to someone…

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    fynesdesigns
    July 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Great gift idea! I’d certainly love to receive it! I’d use that fabric a tonne too!

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    July 15, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Wow! I wish I had received a bottle of wine when I was a classroom teacher. Best gift ever! And that fabric is so YOUR fabric in my mind. Step aside ANNBETH. It’s called the ALEX.

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