Good morning friends! I’m so excited to be participating in the Handmade Holidays along with many talented bloggers to bring you handmade holiday gift ideas. Below you will see a list of other bloggers and projects that are “blog hopping” along with me today! 🙂 There is also an amazing giveaway full of fun goodies you will definitely want to check out!
For today’s gift idea I wanted to find a fun way to dress up one of the most common gifts of the holiday season… WINE! Whether it’s for a hostess gift or birthday or holiday gift, I have admittedly grabbed a wine bag from the dollar store to throw my wine gift in. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but I wanted to make some wine gift bags and wine charms that will really make the wine a complete gift “set” and I’m sharing the tutorials for both today. And y’all know I love me some puns!
Burlap DIY Wine Gift Bags
- Burlap wine bags
- Cutting machine and iron-on material in colors of choice (if you don’t have a cutting machine you can also use stencils and paint or pre-designed iron-on designs)
- Iron and press cloth
Create your phrases and/or designs and using cutting machine, cut them out in the iron-on colors of your choice. You’re welcome to use my cut file (here) if you’d like! Remember to flip your designs/phrases before cutting if you’re using iron-on material.
Turn the iron on to the hottest setting. Place a heavy piece of cardboard inside the bag so that when you iron there a firm backing (the iron-on will adhere better this way).
Pre-warm the area where the iron-on will be placed by pressing the burlap with the iron for about 20 seconds. Position the iron-on design and cover the design with a press cloth (I use a thin cotton napkin) and press down very firmly for 30 – 45 seconds. You don’t want to iron in a back and forth motion but a press and lift motion so that the iron-on design isn’t disturbed.
Slowly begin to peel off the iron-on liner. If it has not adhered re-cover with the press cloth and press again for 10 – 15 seconds until you’re able to pull away the lining and the design has adhered to the burlap bag.
DIY Wine Charms/Tags
Is it a charm or is it a tag? We’ll call it a hybrid.
- Heavy cardstock (I used embossed cardstock but you can use whatever kind you’d like)
- Cutting machine or ornament stencil
- Metallic silver marker
Cut out bulb ornaments with a cutting machine (you can download my image here to upload into Design Space or cut machine software that you use).
Color in the top of the bulb with a metallic silver marker (where the metal would be on actual bulb ornaments).
People can use the marker to write their names on their wine glass charms/tags.
The DIY wine gift bags and tags make a wine gift a lot more fun, don’t you think?