How to Wrap a Wine Bottle? (Step-by-Step Guide)

One thing about a bottle of wine is it’s a great gift on many occasions. Whether it’s a friend’s birthday or a simple get-together, a bottle of wine is an excellent choice. This leads to the question of how to wrap a wine bottle. Well, there are many creative and fun ways to do this.

Gift-wrapping Wine Bottles

Gift-wrapping Wine Bottles

Wine makes for an excellent present. Wine as a present is even better when you can accompany it with a story or recollection. A bottle of wine can take you on a trip to memory lane and can spark meaningful conversation.

Dish Towel wrap

For this wrap, you would need to prepare a dish towel, a ribbon, and your choice of a bottle of wine.

  1. Place the dish towel, so the patterned side faces down on a table or countertop.
  2. Place the bottle carefully and let it stand on the dish towel. Make sure that it is standing in the center of the towel.
  3. Above the bottle’s rim, bring the towel’s four corners into a square.
  4. Then, the next step is to smoothen the towel cover. The cloth should be worked up the bottle from the base to the neck.
  5. Wrap the towel with the ribbon and secure it with a bow at the bottle’s neck.
  6. You’re done once you’ve given it the correct amount of fluffing and tucking.


For this type of wrap, you would need a pair of knee-high socks and your wine choice.

  1. Begin at the bottle’s base and work your way up the sock as you pull over the bottle.
  2. Gather the excess fabric and tuck it over the bottle cap.
  3. Make a ribbon around the bottle’s neck with the second sock by tying it in a knot, and you are done!

Wrapping Paper fan

For this type of wine bottle wrapping, you would need scissors, wrapping paper, double-sided tape, your choice of ribbon, and a bottle of wine.

  1. The bottle should have at least an 8-inch top overhang and a 2-inch bottom overhang when placing it on a sheet of wrapping paper.
  2. Tape the edge of the paper to the bottle, then carefully roll the piece so it covers the bottle.
  3. Using a triangle pattern, insert the paper into the base of the bottle as you twist it and tape it in place.
  4. Let the bottle stand and fold both sides of the wrap. Alternate the folds to achieve the fan effect.
  5. Wrap the bottle with your ribbon by tying it lengthwise.
  6. Pull the fan fold sides together, making an arc, and secure it using tape.

Wrapping Wine Bottle for Christmas

Wrapping Wine Bottle for Christmas

Christmas is a great time to enjoy wine with your loved ones, and it’s also a great time to wrap a bottle of wine and give it to friends.

Sure, you can buy a gift bag to make it easier for you, but wrapping bottles by hand adds more personality and shows more sincerity. Doing it yourself is just as easy as using one of the many charming bottle bags. Also, wrapping it by yourself can be more aesthetically pleasing and prettier as you want it.

For this wrap style, you would need a cellophane wrap, tissue paper with your choice of color, sticky tape, and a ribbon.

  1. The first step is to put double-sided tape along the tissue paper’s corners.
  2. The cellophane should then be placed on top so that the two layers can be joined together.
  3. Turn the wrapping paper over and make sure that the side with the tissue paper is atop the cellophane.
  4. Position the bottle, so it rests in the center before folding one of the edges until it reaches the top of the neck.
  5. Make a vertical fold in the paper, creating a neat crease. Collect the paper piece by piece while continuing to pleat it as you go.
  6. Wrap the tissue paper around until all of the wraps are used.
  7. Tie a ribbon around the package’s neck to keep the wrapping from unraveling.
  8. Finish it off with whatever embellishments you choose. You can use your choice of decorations, whatever you think would fit your aesthetic.

Creative Touches To Incorporate in Wine Bottle Wrapping

Creative Touches To Incorporate in Wine Bottle Wrapping

In wrapping wine bottles, you can go as far as your imagination can. It’s a perfect time to explore and incorporate your creativity in wrapping the wine bottle. Here are different creative ways to wrap your wine bottle.

Dress up

This means exactly what it says: to dress your wine bottle up! If you like a cute concept, this type of wine wrapping is for you. This one’s perfect for celebrations like Christmas, birthday parties, christening, and many more.

Perhaps you want to dress up your wine bottle during Christmas; you can pick some tiny clothes or a Christmas sweater and a tiny snow-colored hat.


You can also include a lovely bow or ribbon or pick an ornament. This way, the recipient can hang it on their tree as a reminder of you. You could also match the decoration with the color of your wine bottle.

Simple yet Elegant Wine Bottle Wraps

Simple yet Elegant Wine Bottle Wraps

Tea towel

  1. Lay the wine on the tea towel, ensuring enough space for folding the towel in half and covering half of the bottle’s body.
  2. Fold the tea towel in half, placing it over the bottle of wine.
  3. Pull the bottom right and left corners up to the wine bottle’s body.
  4. Fold both sides, first the right and then the left.
  5. Bind the uppermost piece of fabric together using a ribbon, keeping it secured.
  6. Tie the ribbon, and you’re good to go.

Paper fans

This technique may appear a bit complicated at first glance, but if you get the hang of it, it moves along quickly and looks very cute. Not only is this wrap style lovely and elegant, but it’s also swift and easy to execute.

  1. Place the bottle on a sheet of wrapping paper. Make sure you keep some additional space at the bottom and a bit more space at the top.
  2. Wrap the paper tightly around the bottle and secure it with tape.
  3. Fold the bottom part of the paper and tape it.
  4. Use your fingers to flatten the paper tube leading up to the cork.
  5. Fold your paper in half lengthwise, accordion-style, into quarter sections. Fold it all the way back down toward the cork.
  6. After this, cut the fanning paper in half.
  7. Wrap a thread or a fancy cord starting at the top and working your way down. You can secure the string by applying a small amount of tape to the underside and the back.
  8. Spread the fan that you’ve created at the top, then use tape to join the previously cut pieces of the fan. You can make use of a new strip of double-sided tape or the back tape.
  9. Tie the cord into a ribbon.

Easy Ways to Wrap a Wine Bottle

Easy Ways to Wrap a Wine Bottle

Cord and Paper Feathers

For this style, you would need to prepare around 1.5 meters of decorative string (you could use a cord made of mustard suede, white paper, and two toothpicks.

  1. Completely encircle the bottle with the string, then tie it at the back.
  2. Create your paper feathers next. Cut out a shape that resembles a feather. Cut along the two edges, and leave a small gap in the center, so you have where to place the toothpick.
  3. You can use any clear, strong glue to attach the toothpick to the space you saved in the center of the paper feather.
  4. Place these paper feathers within the cord rounds located at the front.

Jute pouch

You will need a jute pouch and a tiny clip-on chalkboard for this wrap.

  1. Secure the jute pouch in snugly with a string.
  2. You can then write a message on the little chalkboard, clipping it on the cord.

Fancy tissue

For this style, you will need an elegant tissue, a present tag, and a piece of ribbon that matches your desired design.

  1. Take the napkin’s measurements, and fold the excess tissue so that it faces the bottle.
  2. Put some glue dots or even dual tape on the vertical side that overlaps, and fix it into position, so it doesn’t move.
  3. Place the tag on top of the bottle’s neck and secure it with the ribbon.

Gift wrap

For this style, you will need an elegant ribbon and a huge sheet of wrapping paper. Yvone Randall served as inspiration for this particular wrap style.

  1. Fold the paper, and bind the folds in place using glue dots or thin double-sided tape.
  2. You can fold it in an accordion style and make the accordion folds stand out.
  3. Get the ribbon and place it securely at the bottom of the wine bottle.


For this method, you’ll need a tag, ribbon, and an 8-inch square-shaped fabric.

  1. Wrap the material around the bottleneck, so its midpoint is over the center of the cork.
  2. Straighten out the creases with your other hand.
  3. Wrap the ribbon that has the tag, securing the fabric.


Learning how to wrap a wine bottle is valuable during the holiday season and during different events. You can unleash your creativity and try more styles as you know to do the basics. It’s an excellent time to level up your events while enjoying the wine bottle wrapping procedure.

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