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Wrap It With Style!

To be a top-notch guest at Holiday parties, 
always bring a thoughtful gift for the host/hostess
and wrap it with STYLE!
Here are a few ideas that coordinate with my current story
in Creating Vintage Charm Magazine
 the Holiday 2012 Issue is available in print HERE
 Giving a lovely bottle of wine, port, champagne, or liquor
is an elegant way to thank a host or hostess for inviting you...

*Make a 'sweater cozy' for decanters and wine bottles - simply cut the arm off of a lovely sweater, and scrunch over the bottle. Tie a bauble around the bottle's neck for a finishing touch.

*Use a stocking as a wine bag! Tuck a bit of tissue into the toe of a stocking, then sit a bottled beverage inside. With a snippet of greenery or more tissue at the top, it's charming and re-usable!

*Simply wrap a bit of burlap, linen, ticking, or other fabric around a bottle (double-stick tape works really well) and then tie with twine. Add a vintage earring or brooch for some bling to dress it up!

Here's a foolproof 'gift bag' idea:
 Tuck a bottle into an old cowboy boot, and add a cushion of burlap.
Perfect for any man or woman with 'cowboy chic style'!

Since we've all seen the 'coffee can as cookie container' trick,
I have a few new ideas for that, as well:
*Simply tie some rustic twine around a silver can for an industrial look. Add a tag made from an old spoon.
 *Make a sweater cozy for a can - cut off the arm of a sweater and sew one end closed. Scrunch it over a can and tie the top with a bow made from vintage lace.
*Vintage metal containers are still a stylish way to present baked goods!
Find them at thrift stores and antique shops,
then add a seasonal detail like a small burlap wreath.

Coming Up: more from my current Creating Vintage Charm article...
Stylish Wraps for Gifts Under the Tree!


  1. Great ideas for gift wrapping! So beautiful!

  2. I can't even think what a hoot it would be to receive a bottle of wine in a cowgirl boot! What fun and pretty ideas. :)

  3. I love to get new wrapping ideas. Isn't that tree in the boot darling? xo Diana