Has it ever occurred to you that not everything you gift has to be wrapped? In fact I think sometimes it’s nicer to think in terms of decorating a gift rather than wrapping. Bottles are a case in point. Traditionally bottles are placed in a ‘bottle bag’, or wrapped in a not very effective disguise. Then when they’re gifted the wrapping is removed and the plain bottle appears on the table. But if you wrap the label instead, the bottle stays decorated. How much nicer is that! Especially since it’s so easy to create a pretty label wrap, as today’s Simple Sunday project shows.
WRAP THE LABEL
I began by measuring the height of the label on this bottle of wine. That told me how wide to cut my chosen paper from the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
Then I wrapped the strip around the bottle to determine whether I needed to trim some off the length. Mind you sometimes I skip this step and simply have a larger overlap. Anyway, once I’d determined the size of the piece needed to cover the label I wrapped it around the bottle and secured the DSP to itself with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
TIP – If you secure the DSP to itself you can then slide the label wrap up and down to read the label underneath.
MAKE A LABEL
With the wrap in place I decided to create a banner shape from some Old Olive Card. First I cut a strip of card as wide as the Tailored Tag Punch and used the punch to add the V shape at the bottom. Then I added a row of Stampin’ Dimensionals down the centre on the back of the banner and attached it to the bottle wrap.
The sentiment came next and I found exactly what I needed in the #Elfie Stamp Set. I stamped it onto Very Vanilla Card using Old Olive ink then cut it out using the largest of the oval dies in the Stitched Shapes Dies.
To frame the sentiment I chose two of the leafy sprigs from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements. I put a little dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) on the back of a few of the solid leaves and then fixed the sprigs to my sentiment.
Finally with more Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the completed sentiment to the banner piece and I was done.
Although I created a Christmas-themed wrap for a wine bottle it’s a very versatile idea. Simply find some pretty paper and a sentiment you like and dress up any kind of bottle for any occasion.