Raise your hand if you appreciate a well-dressed man. Raise your other hand if you appreciate a well-dressed bottle of wine.
Both hands in the air?
Then this project is for you!
Most thrift stores have an abundance of men’s dress shirts and neckties and a recent trip to Miracle Hill Thrift Stores proved this fact to be true.
Since orange-tagged clothing was half-off, I got busy in the men’s section and found a couple of nice button-downs for $2 each. Since my husband is used to strange things coming home with me for craft projects, he didn’t bat an eye at the fact that I laundered some oxfords that didn’t belong to him.
To make this cute wine gift bag, all you need are the sleeves. Lay down the bottle of wine on the sleeve to determine where to cut.
Then all you need is a needle and thread (or machine- but seriously, it only takes 5 minutes to do it by hand). First, turn the sleeve inside out. I like to fold over one corner of the wide end of the sleeve so that the bag isn’t quite as slouchy- but that’s a personal choice. Then, simply baste stitch across the bottom of the sleeve.
After you finish stitching, turn the sleeve back to right-side-out and slip a bottle of wine into your cute bag.
Now, the necktie.
Full disclosure- I love a good necktie. The crafter in me loves the variety of patterns, the quality of silk, and the inexpensive-ness of thrift store tie options. The straight gal in me appreciates, well, everything else…
WAIT. Back to the project.
Keep those scissors handy…all you need is the skinny end of the tie.
Then, you just tie it around your wine bottle neck in standard Windsor knot fashion. Use the folded over cuff as your collar and voilà- a dashing bottle of wine!
How natty is that? And undressing it is even more enjoyable.