Distracting Packaging – Wine Bottle Gift Wrap

If you’re new in this neck of the woods, I should mention that I have bit of a gift wrapping addiction.

Unlike most talented people who make edible gifts they can give – like scrumptious home baked goods that will make you regret not going to the gym that morning –  because I can’t bake to save my life, I wrap instead.

Due to the ridiculous weather outside, I had to make something that would work for spring and I’ve been on this giant felt flower making bender. And because it’s been awhile since I did my last wine bottle packaging I thought let’s make a new one.

I have veered from using my beloved kraft paper for gift wrapping presents these days and have actually been using IKEA’s MALA art easel paper instead. It’s this nice thick, off white paper and it’s a crafters dream canvas. So it works perfectly for personalizing gift wrap.

IKEA MALA art easel paper - northstory.ca

So get a bottle of wine or two.

Try not give in to drinking it before you wrap it up.

wine bottle - northstory.ca

Wrap as below.

Just roll the paper around your bottle, fold the edge for a cleaner look and tape the bottom.

Using IKEA MALA art easel paper as gift wrapping - northstory.ca

Next make some felt roses. Basically you cut out a swirly yet curved circle as such and then roll it up and glue the middle part to the rolled up part with a glue gun.

I did a full tutorial on how to make rosettes in my rosette tea set. Same process applies just with this shape instead.

making a felt rose - northstory.ca

felt roses and butterflies - northstory.ca

Then I got some yarn and wrapped the top of the bottle. Afterwards I used my glue gun to glue the felt roses and butterflies to the yarn.

Important tip – Make sure you use your hands to pat down and scrunch the paper around the neck of the bottle first before you wrap the neck with yarn. Don’t try and wrap the yarn around it and use the  yarn to tighten the paper, as that may cause your paper to rip.

Wine Bottle Gift wrap by northstory.ca

Felt Flowers as part of a gift wrap for a wine bottle - northstory.ca

Wine Bottle Gift Wrap Idea - northstory.ca

See? Now next time you’re at IKEA, remember to drop by the kids section and get some art easel paper.

Wine not included (though they do serve it in the cafeteria…)

DIY Wine Bottle Gift Wrap for spring, made with felt flowers - northstory.ca


  • Reply
    March 30, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Super cute! I Love this wrap – and the fact that it’s homemade is that much better when you’re gifting it. I love the Mala easel paper. I always buy two rolls at a time!

  • Reply
    Kay @ Hey Mama
    March 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Seriously. You’re so creative – I love it! Next time I hit IKEA, I’m definitely grabbing a few rolls of the MALA paper.

  • Reply
    Dani @ lifeovereasy
    March 30, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    So cute! Love the little rosettes – they would make any package look adorable. This puts the recycled wine bags I use to shame!

  • Reply
    Pillows A-La-Mode
    April 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    So pretty and feminine!

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