Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teach me Tuesday at MB's Treasurista, creative gift wrapping

Hi everyone!

I'm sharing my way of giftwrapping bottles today.

Don't you just think that the gift bags for wine bottles are just boring and dull?
And it's not that it's a surprise when you pull out the bottle, the bag pretty much says it all.
Yet, it's so easy to bring a bottle of nice wine as a gift for the hostess - instead of a flower.

So I came up with this easy way of altering the bottle, without ruining the label.

The first time I did it I used layers of paper and stamped the sentiment. MB's Treasurista has amazing wide lace, which I used instead of paper. You can compare HERE.

But this is all it takes:

To become this:

 Here's how I did:
As I wanted to use lace instead of paper, I still need to back it with paper. This is just to prevent the glue from sticking to the bottle. You want to keep the wrapping removeble.

To make the lace wrapping I set the edges with eyelets using my crop-o-dile, just eyeballing how many and the width in between them.

I then place everything that I need a flat surface for. If I'd used paper instead of leaves, this is when I would stamp the background or distress the edges.

I then lace the wrapping around the bottle with ribbon and twine. Making sure it's tight enough not to slip and then I tie a bow.

Now it's just to glue everything to the wrapping with your glue gun - that's it, easy peasy!

Products used from MB's Treasurista:
White wide scalloped lace
Twine, cappuchino & carribean
Sm. eyelet lace with ribbon, celadon
Mulberry trellis roses
Sweetheart blossom, light pink
Cherry blossoms, Mulberry, 2-tone champagne/pink
Mulberry green leaves
Round pearl bead spray, ivory & pink
Heart pearl trim, white
Mesh bling, brown
3-tone wheat leave spray, fuchsia
Lg Clear crystal stick pin
Clear acrylic butterfly bead
Small acrylic flower with stamen
Lindy's stamp gang a bit o´bubbly
LSG saltwater taffy & cape cod coral
Prima lyric 6x6 paper pad
Scor tape

Thank you for visiting!
You can watch me as I make the bottle with the mesh bling in brown from start to finish on youtube.

Have a great and creative day!


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