Monday 25 January 2016

Three #DIY No or Low Sew Wine Bottle Gift Bag Ideas #GreenIdeas #Upcycle

Fast and Easy Ideas to Make Upcycled Wine Bottle Gift Bags!

Make fast and fun one of a kind wine bottle gift bags from the sleeves of old sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans and dress shirts. In my opinion the wrapping is as important as what's inside, and these DIY gift bags not only give me a creative outlet, they save me money, and re-purpose items that are damaged or no longer used. I love that they're no or low sew projects, making them perfect for beginner crafters, or recycle-upcycle enthusiasts. 

The basic steps are the same whether using a shirt, sweatshirt, jeans or sweater. 
Cut the sleeve/leg long enough to: cover the bottle, plus enough length for the seam at bottom, and for a fold down at the top. The bottom seam can be sewn by machine or hand. Then tie the top with a ribbon, embellish to taste, and Voila! You're done!

For detailed instructions see the video and blog links below.

From a Pair of Jeans:
Image courtesy of  Kathie Finlian Blog: 
Make It: Denim Wine Bags

From a Sweater or Sweatshirt:

From a Dress Shirt:

And here's to some R & R
(recycling and re-purposing)

For more green ideas look under the blog BEING GREEN tab, or check out my Recycling and Green Ideas Pinterest Board.

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about great green gift wrapping ideas.


  1. Replies
    1. They are cute aren't they, and I have lots of old clothing items to make them from.