Monday, March 14, 2011

Easy DIY Item

Happy Monday Darlings! I hope your weekend was relaxing and enjoyable! I was invited to a house party on Friday and of course didn't want to show up empty handed. As a gift to the host, I brought a bottle of wine. I wanted to dress the bottle up so I made this cute little sweater sleeve for it. It was super simple to make! And my friend LOVED it!! Here are the instructions:


1.) Cut the sleeve off an old sweater.


2.) Figure out how much of the bottle you want to cover. You can do the entire length of the wine bottle or right below the neck (where I did it). Pin the area where you want it to end and cut off the excess sweater sleeve.


3.) Turn the sweater sleeve inside out and either machine or hand sew the bottom (just takes a couple of stiches). Cut the excess right below the stiches. This will be where the bottom of the bottle is.


4.) Turn the sleeve back to the right side and slide the wine bottle in. You can sew in twine around the opening (like I did) or you can add simple things like a bow or pretty ribbon, pom poms or even buttons down the side. Don't forget to add a card!

26 comments:

Some Style... said...

ha, fabulous idea....and Grey my favorite color! ;) xoxo

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Andrés Corella said...

Oh I love it!..Its much more original than buying large packages or have it been wrapped and spending money in it

xx
Andy
The Black Label

...love Maegan said...

So adorable!! Love the wine sweater!!!

Lorena said...

WOW, for a moment there I thought " wow she knitted that ??" and then I saw it was s sweater... very clever Jen.

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

o how fun! what a clever and easy idea. xoxo jcd :: stop by and enter my custom jhill print givewaway! cornflake dreams

aiz kim said...

what fab idea this is!

stephanie said...

adorable and so simple - I'm always bringing wine as a hostess gift so I will definitely be using this idea - thanks!

Sam said...

it's so simple yet so fabulous at the same time! thank you for this!

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Tereza said...

Great idea, I though it was a sock at first! You could probably do it with a nice sock also :)

Katie said...

How cute!

la petite coquine said...

How adorable!

Trisha said...

That turned out so cute:) I did this same thing for xmas presents. Recently I made a few wine sleeves from the arms of pretty little button up shirts. Can never have to many of these!!

K. Keller said...

What a great and simple idea!

KatiePerk said...

This is sassy! I love it.

Josie said...

This is so cute -- what a great idea!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Awesome idea. I have about a million old sweaters that I don't wear anymore.

Mallory said...

How clever! Just adorable!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jen, this is AH-dorable!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! (((hugs)))

Charlotta Ward said...

What a brilliant idea! I love that and will so keep this 'up my own sleeve' for the future.. xx ;)

x Charlotta

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So cute Jen and very easy!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Miss Caitlin S. said...

wow, very well done! Simple, resourceful and super cute

Scientific Housewife said...

What a great idea, I love it!

A Perfect Gray said...

love, love this! what a great idea!

Diana Mieczan said...

I am so doing that next time Im going over for a dinner party! Love love love this, sweetie
Hugs and kisses

natasha {schue love} said...

Ok-this is a GREAT idea!!! Love how simple it is and yet it looks great! :)

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Have a good night!

Bromeliad said...

Very clever.

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