A Gift In A Bottle

A couple of Friday's ago before our business trip, a girlfriend invited me over her home for a "girl's night" out.  Instead of bringing the typical bouquet of flowers or pastries, I wanted to bring something much more personalized, so I chose  to make one of my favorite drinks -a special mulled wine that I learned how to prepare while at a wine tasting in Santa Barbara about 3 - 4 years ago (the recipe will be posted at a later date...so stay tuned). This gift in a bottle is such a simple gesture and can be used for any occasion as a special thank you that can be remembered for a long time.

  1.  A clear bottle with hermetic closure  mine was an old sparkling lemonade bottle that I've had in my pantry.   I cleaned it out really well and let dry completely.
  2. Pretty craft paper of your choice to wrap a band around the bottle using a dab of glue on the seams to hold the paper in place.
  3. Craft glue
  4. Colored twine to wrap around the bottle for a finishing touch
  5. Your personal thank you and/or message note (on card stock) cut into any shape of your choosing using decorative edge scissors.
And Voila!

Share Your Thoughts

  1. Genius!! Beautiful idea and so simple! At least for crafty people like you so people like me can copy :).