On Tuesday I brought you a spunky, modern way to wrap up any wine bottles that you are giving for the holidays. Today I wanted to show something a little more rustic. Actually, depending on the dish towel you choose, these techniques can look quite elegant too.
What you’ll need: a wine bottle or two, a dish towel, ribbon. That’s it! My dish towel came from my neighbor Sandy who gave me a lovely set of her grandmother’s white dish towels. They measure 30 inches long by 17 inches wide, but don’t feel you have to stick to these measurements. You can play around with the folding on these to make pretty much any dish towel work.
Here’s the first possibility:
Lay your bottle down on top of the towel so that the bottom is approximately at the middle point on the towel. Fold up the towel over the bottle, and then roll into a tube. Now all you have to do is stand the bottle up and tie a pretty ribbon around the neck of the bottle to secure the towel in place. Here is a closer look at this easy technique:
Another way to wrap up one bottle, inspired by Furoshiki:
Set your bottle upright in the middle of the dish towel. Take the corners diagonally across from each other and tie into a knot just above the neck of the bottle. Do the same with the remaining two corners. No ribbon needed on this one!
And finally here is an option if you would like to give two bottles of wine plus a dish towel:
Lay the two bottles down horizontally on the dish towel with the bottoms facing each other and about 3 inches or so in between them. Roll them in the dish towel to form a tube and then set them upright again. Finally tie a piece of ribbon around the neck of both bottles for this look:
I hope these wine bottle gift wrap tutorials helped you. If you come by the saleroom, I’ll be happy to demonstrate (or heck, I’ll just go ahead and wrap for you!) in person. Cheers!