Welcome to our monthly
No-Sew Decorating Showcase:
Each month, I join in with five other fabulous
Bloggers, and together we share six
No-Sew Decorating Projects.
Because this is a Thanksgiving edition,
I thought I would make something that
would make a great Hostess Gift.
There are lots of parties coming up over the
next few months, and wine is always my
go-to Hostess Gift. This project can be used with
any fabric and any ribbon, according to the Season.
I started by cutting a square of burlap and two squares
of copper-colored organza.
You want the squares to be able to reach slightly higher than
the height of the bottle.
I frayed all four sides of the burlap square.
By the way, wanna see an easy way to cut a straight
line on burlap?
You simply pull the thread out where you want the cut
line to be…
… and this creates a visible guide for cutting.
Ok, back to the wine bag…
Place the organza squares (or whatever fabric you choose)
on top of the burlap. Place the bottle in the center. Pull
up each opposite corner of both the burlap and organza until
it is gathered up and around the bottle. Use a rubber band
to hold it in place. Then, fluff.
Peel each layer away from each other and pull and pluck
until you get it looking just the way you want it.
Don’t be afraid to cut away any access fabric, as needed.
It’s better to have too much to begin with and need to snip some
away, rather than the fabric being too short.
Next, I tied two lengths of ribbon around the neck.
I found these ribbons at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts.
I chose a French-ribbon with a Fall design, and a gauzy
copper ribbon. I trimmed the ends to the length I wanted.
I found these fabulous Fall-colored acorn “bells” for 50%
off at Jo-Ann. I knew they would make a cute accent.
And finally – another 50% off package of scrapbooking tags
finished the whole look…
I removed the spongy-adhesive backing and hot glued it on.
You could even use a plain tag and add a nice thank you message.
This whole process requires no sewing, and takes about
10 minutes to complete. I never buy the paper wine bags,
when I can whip up this look with scraps of fabric and ribbon
and get a custom look.
If you don’t give wine, this would also work for food gifts such
as vinegars and oils.
Is there anything better than a super easy burlap project?
Here are a few more variations using scrapbook paper
and a mini copper-colored picture frame…
I framed the small scrapbook tag and using some jute twine –
I secured it around the neck of the bottle.
I love how this puts the emphasis on the message.
…. and to create something a little more personalized, I cut some
seasonal scrapbook paper to fit the frame and added a silver initial.
This creates too gifts in one…the bottle of wine and a cute
If you would like to see more fabulous Thanksgiving ideas,
go to the JoAnn Craft Catalog.
Here is a 50% off coupon compliments of Jo-Ann…
One final project…. look what you can make with
the same inexpensive frames, scrapbook paper and
Personalized Placesetting Frames.
This project took less than 30 minutes, and creates such
a sweet look on your Thanksgiving Table.
To see other fabulous Thanksgving ideas…
look for #turkeytablescapes in
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