My favorite way to wrap a wine bottle is to wrap it in tissue paper and cellophane. I always feel like this is a fun and unique way to to wrap a wine bottle gift, that also adds your personal touch.
How NOT to wrap a wine bottle…
Below is a picture of how I actually received a bottle of wine as a gift!
In my gift givers defense, the store did not have any more gift bags and this was the best they could come up with in the moment.
I certainly do appreciate the gift (and we had a good laugh over the wrapping!), and it was because of this wrap job that I was inspired to create a blog post showing how easy it is to wrap a wine bottle.
Lets walk through, step by step, how to gift wrap a wine bottle.
What you will need:
To wrap my bottle of wine, I used:
- tissue paper
- a rubber band
- bottle of wine.
Measuring and Centering:
Next, you want to roll out your cellophane and place the tissue paper on top of it. Before cutting the cellophane you’ll want to make sure that you have enough rolled out to cover the bottle. Pull up the sides of the cellophane until it is an inch or two taller then the bottle. When you know you have enough to cover the bottle, then you are ready to cut the cellophane.
Pulling it all together:
Center the tissue paper and wine bottle over the piece of cellophane and gather all corners of the cellophane together.
And holding it all together…
Once you have the cellophane gathered, smooth out any bumps and creases in the tissue paper and cellophane. You then want to loosely wrap the rubber band around the top of the bottle.
The rubber band will help to hold the wrapping in place. This gives you a chance to pull up on the cellophane, tightening and straightening where needed. It also allows you to tie the ribbon around the bottle as shown below:
Once you have cinched the ribbon tight around the bottle, the rubber band will loosen. This allows you to slip it off the top of the bottle and finish tying the ribbon.
For this design I decided to use a simple curling ribbon. You are not limited to curling ribbon, though. You can get as creative as you want when it comes to ribbons and accessories. At Christmas time I love to use wire rimmed ribbon when I am wrapping a wine bottle as a gift. I love the bendability that you get with wire edged ribbon.
Because the cellophane was a little bit tall for my taste, I trimmed the top to neaten up the look.
The finished design:
And there you have it, a fun and festive look for your gift wrapped wine bottle!