How To Wrap a Wine Bottle

A delicious bottle of wine is a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions. It is also appreciated if you take a bottle of wine to a dinner party. However, do you take it just as it is, or do you jazz it up?

We think that it is a lovely idea to gift wrap it in some way but how do you do this? There are, in fact, lots of options and we are here to tell you about them.

Gift Wrapping Wine Bottles

Here we have collected a few simple ideas that will enhance your wine bottles. Yes, you can put them in a ready-made bag but it is much nicer if you make the wrapping yourself.

Tea Towel Wrap

If you wrap the bottle in a tea towel, you will be giving two gifts. Of course, it does mean that you will have to buy a new tea towel. Try and find one that is appropriate for the occasion like a Christmas tea towel for Christmas.

In addition, you will need some pretty ribbon. 

  1. Put the tea towel on a table patterned side face down,
  2. Stand the wine bottle on the tea towel. Ensure that it is in the middle of the towel.
  3. Bring the four corners of the towel into a square above the rim of the bottle.
  4. Smooth out the towel. It should be worked up the bottle from the base to the neck.
  5. Tie the ribbon around the towel at the neck of the bottle and you’re done.


Yes, funny as it might seem, you can use socks to wrap your wine bottles. What you need for each wine bottle is an attractive knee-high sock, preferably patterned, and some ribbon. 

  1. Start at the base of the wine bottle and pull the sock up the wine bottle until it covers the bottle cap.
  2. Gather the excess fabric and tie the ribbon around the bottle’s neck. It’s as simple as that. 

Paper Fan

This is a very pretty way of wrapping a wine bottle. All you need is wrapping paper, scissors, double-sided tape, and ribbon.

  1. Place the wine bottle on a sheet of wrapping paper. There should be an 8-inch overhang at the top of the bottle and 2 inches at the bottom. 
  2. Tape one edge of the paper to the bottle and then roll the paper so that it covers the bottle.
  3. Use a triangle pattern to attach the paper to the bottom of the bottle. Tape this down.
  4. Stand the bottle up. At the top, create a fan shape by folding down the paper forward and backward in half-inch segments.
  5. Pull the sides of the fan together to make an arc and secure it by using tape. 
  6. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the bottle.

Wrapping a Wine Bottle as a Christmas Gift

It’s much nicer to wrap a bottle of wine as a Christmas gift yourself rather than buy a bottle bag. To make the wrapping look festive, we suggest that you get some cellophane wrap, tissue paper, sticky tape, and ribbon.

Choose whatever color combination you want. Red and green is a lovely color combination for Christmas. 

  1. Put double-sided tape along the corners of the tissue paper.
  2. Put the cellophane on top of the tissue paper and tape them together.
  3. Turn the wrapping paper over so that the tissue paper is on top of the cellophane. 
  4. Place the wine bottle on the paper making sure that the paper reaches above the neck of the bottle.
  5. Make a vertical fold in the paper so you get a neat crease. Keep pleating until the bottle is wrapped. Use double-sided tape to stick the final fold together.
  6. Tie a piece of matching ribbon around the neck to stop the wrapping from coming apart. You can add any other decorations to make it more Christmassy. Attach a bit of holly or mistletoe to the ribbon or just a Christmas gift tag. 

It takes a little time to create this wrapping but you will end up with a beautifully wrapped bottle, ideal for a Christmas gift. 

Creative Touches to Add to Your Wine Bottle Wrapping

There are many things you can add to your wrapping to enhance it and make it more festive. Let’s take a look at a few here.

Dress Up the Wrapping

If you are giving the wine for a special occasion, why not adorn the wrapping with something special? If it’s a wedding anniversary, why not attach numbers with the number of years? At Christmas, add a figure of Santa or a snowman.

For a birthday, add a tag with a birthday cake printed on it.

Add Ornaments

Christmas is a good time to add ornaments that your friends can hang on the tree to remind them of you. If you are feeling extravagant, you could put on a silver charm for a 25th wedding anniversary. 

Simple and Elegant Wine Bottle Ideas

Here are a couple more ideas for elegant wine bottle wraps.

Tissue Paper Fringe Gift Bags

This is a lovely idea that takes a little time but you will have a beautifully wrapped wine bottle. To make this, you need a brown paper bag, tissue paper in neutral colors, scissors, and a hot glue gun.

  1. Cut the tissue paper into 3-inch-tall strips that are the width of the paper bag. Glue them with the glue gun to the bag at the top of each strip. Layer the tissue paper towards the top.
  2. Once the glue has set, cut the fringes into each layer from the bottom to the top.
  3. Tie the top with ribbon and tie on a gift tag. 

Wrap a Wine Bottle in a Sweater Sleeve

Perhaps you have old sweaters that you don’t use anymore or, even better, a child’s sweater as that would be the best size. If so, you can wrap wine bottles in them for a different look.

As well as the sweater sleeve, you will need ribbon, tacky glue, and a needle and thread for this project. 

  1. Cut the sleeve off straight across at the bottom of the armhole.
  2. Turn the cuff over the sleeve.
  3. Put the wine bottle into the sleeve and make sure that there is about an inch spare at the bottom and a few inches at the top. 
  4. Take the bottle out and turn the sleeve inside out. Sew the bottom of the sleeve together and then turn it back and put the bottle back in.
  5. Gather the top of the sleeve and tie a ribbon around it.
  6. Using the tacky glue, attach any trims or messages to the sweater sleeve.

Easy Ways to Wrap a Wine Bottle

Paper Feathers

Collect 1.5 meters of decorative string, white paper, and 2 toothpicks for this project. 

  1. Encircle the wine bottle with the decorative string and tie it at the back.
  2. The next step is to make paper feathers. Get the white paper and cut out two shapes that resemble feathers. Leave a small gap in the center so that you can insert a toothpick.
  3. Using strong transparent glue, attach the toothpicks to the space in the center of the feathers.
  4. Put the toothpicks with the feathers into the string and you’re done. 
  5. You can paint the feathers if you wish or use different colored paper. 

Jute Pouch

Jute pouches are eco-friendly and make great wrapping for people who are concerned about the environment as they are reusable. They come in different designs so you can choose a bag that fits the occasion.

  1. Put the wine bottle in the jute pouch and secure it with a ribbon. Sometimes, the jute pouches come with a drawstring.
  2. Write a message on a gift tag and add other embellishments fitting to the occasion.

Fancy Tissue

This is easy but gives an elegant look to your wine bottle. What you need is some pretty tissue paper, a gift tag, and a piece of matching ribbon.

  1. Cut the tissue to fit the bottle.
  2. Wrap the paper around the bottle and put some glue or dual tape on the vertical side of the tissue paper that overlaps.
  3. Tie some ribbon around the neck and attach the gift tag.

Gift Wrap

For this method, all you need is a large sheet of wrapping paper and some matching ribbon. 

  1. Fold the wrapping paper accordion-style around the bottle. Bind the folds in place with glue dots or double-sided tape.
  2. Using sellotape, seal the paper on the bottom of the bottle.
  3. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the bottle.


You will need an 8-inch square piece of material, a tag, and some ribbon to wrap your bottle. 

  1. Wrap the fabric around the bottle making sure that the midpoint is over the center of the cork. 
  2. Put the ribbon around the material at the neck of the bottle and add the tag. 

Final Thoughts

We think that wrapping a wine bottle to give to friends is a great idea. It turns an ordinary gift into something exciting and we feel sure that your friends will appreciate the effort you have put in.

We have given you lots of ideas to choose from but the more you do, the more ideas of your own you will get. We hope that we have helped to release your creativity and that you have fun wrapping wine bottles for your friends.

Leave a Comment