Wine is a great gift because it’s not only delicious but also shows your thoughtfulness. But when you wrap wine as a gift and give it away without the recipient knowing what they are getting, the surprise can be ruined before they even open it!

In this article, we will show you how to wrap wine so that your friends or family members won’t know until they unwrap their present.

Treating a wine bottle (or similarly shaped item) as a gift can be challenging. A gift bag or box, or cellophane covering are quick and convenient options when you need to wrap quickly. When you have the time, wrapping paper is very attractive while also protecting your object from dirt and scratches.

To further protect your wrapped bottle during travel find a cardboard tube and provide additional protection for it by wrapping around the tube.

Pack your bottle in a gift bag. If using a gift bag, make sure it is tightly packed with tissue paper or newspaper and that the seal of the wine is not visible. Then, wrap the gift bag in paper or cloth. If you have some ribbon to use as an elegant finishing touch, tie it around the wine bottle and cover any visible seal with one end of the ribbon.

Wrap the bottle like a piece of candy. Cut the wrapping paper to go around the neck and base of the bottle. The paper should be a few inches bigger than that. Roll it around tightly, and tie ribbons in a simple knot to make sure it stays closed. One of the best parts about a wrapped bottle is how it looks like an actual hard candy.

All you need to do to achieve this look is fan out one or both ends of wrapping paper and then wrap around the neck tightly so that when you try to place down, there’s no chance for it not being upright!

Pack your bottle in a wrapped box. A narrow box, like a shoebox, might fit your bottle perfectly. Boxes that are a little on the large side can be padded with tissue or newspaper. When the bottle is in the box, break out your wrapping paper and scissors to wrap everything up!


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  1. The best way to package a bottle of wine is an abstract question, it’s up to you!
    It might be easier to just tip the overfilled cups into the glass.

  2. Place the wine in a gift bag then knot with ribbon, or use aluminium foil and present as homemade.

  3. There are many ways to wrap wine so that it stays fresh. One way is by using a foil bag to put the bottle of wine into. If there’s more than one bottle, you can make even smaller bags for each bottle and assemble them on one larger sheet of foil. Another option is to get some foam rubber or pool noodles at your local dollar store and slip the bottles inside those before putting them in your cooler.

  4. When I tried wrapping wine once with the traditional foil method, there was a curious incident.
    I forget which author I read that demonstrated the technique using a test tube and some broken glass shards. This seemed an all too appropriate metaphor for everything for me about this tradition of gift-giving (shoved in the receiver’s face, likely to get stained from said debris ground into it).
    Not only did it seem like bad karma to inflict dangerous shards on my loved ones, but my suggestion is that someone who’s not been trained as a sommelier probably shouldn’t be choosing the kind of wines they’re giving these days.

  5. – First, rinse the wine bottle of any dust or dirt.
    – Dip a long strip of cloth in some warm water and wring out most of the excess liquid. You want a wet but not dripping cloth.
    – Wrap one end around your fingers and pull up to form the cinch that will eventually hold everything together – make sure this cinch has enough slack to tie a knot later on.
    – Grab about four inches from where your fingers have it wrapped around, dip into the warm water again and wrap tightly over your first “cinch” (making sure to pinch the fabric so only one side is touching). Hold this tight for 10 seconds or so then exhale sharply while pulling back

  6. Get a large piece of wrapping paper that’s attractive to you and your giftee. Have one of those weird mini rolls of tape handy, just in case.
    2. Lay down the wine bottle on the back side of the wrapping paper with some space in-between for moderation purposes (you want enough room to close it up snugly). Cut around the wine bottle, fold over one edge of the wrap completely around it (with enough overlap to hold tightly), and then tuck in each corner as best you can following its natural bend inward towards the center where you’ll place a small bit where they all meet together as at point–just enough grip on each corner so it holds tight but not so much

  7. -wrap wine inside a heart printed wrapping paper
    -look for some nice ribbon and place it around the gift, so it looks like you love the person getting this gift!
    -print out a card that emphasizes how much you enjoy spending time with them by adding your words on there. (inside of the card) also talk about how this is just another way that they make life fun.
    -attach the red bows to each end of both sides and YOU DONE! THEY WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!

  8. Here are some ways to wrap your wine so that it’s up for anyone when they unwrap it at the other end.

    1) Get a wine bottle box.
    2) Put the wine in a gift bag and place it in the bottom of the box.
    3) Close with tape or glue paper over the top of any part where you have closed with tape or glued paper before this time, then put a lid over everything and attach ribbon to make sure everything stays closed and cushioned together securely inside the box before applying another label on top saying who it is from if you want to be able to mark that way.

  9. Arrange the bottles closely together in a circle, about 2″ (5 cm) apart so that they are facing outwards. The tops of these bottles all need to be even and should not overlap each other when placed on the table. This creates the base of your gift wrap wine design!
    2. Take a long piece of paper or fabric – it’s best if it’s linen for this, because it doesn’t shrink as much when quilted – and lay that over your base, overhanging all four sides by 3-4″. (Fold each corner down to the center point to get an idea of what you’ll need). Measure around your bottle ring by folding along one edge with enough length left

  10. Place a beautiful, clear ribbon around the wine bottle at least an inch from the top edge of the label.
    2. Draw around the neck of the bottle to create a circle that fits snuggly against it, without hanging over or curling up on one side or another.
    3. Lay your ribbon across your work surface so that there is 1-inch extra loop all around it after drawing your desired size circle (i.e., if you drew a 6″ circle, you will have 7″ of ties on each side). Place two pieces of tape either end and towards the point where both loops are touching but not overlapping (this is called “taping in”). You should now have two

  11. Get some pretty paper or wrapping paper and fold it into a nice square/small rectangle that wraps around the width of your bottle (or some other shape if it’s a really tall one).
    2. Fold up the top corner so that it’s easy to open as soon as they take off their ribbon or burlap bow tie (one handed operation is preferred here)
    3. Place bottle inside and roll down the “wrapper” until things look mostly closed up without any corners poking out anywhere, like in number two 4 . Tie sash tightly around in front with ribbon at an angle

  12. 1. Get a large piece of wrapping paper that’s attractive to you and your giftee. Have one of those weird mini rolls of tape handy, just in case.
    2. Lay down the wine bottle on the back side of the wrapping paper with some space in-between for moderation purposes (you want enough room to close it up snugly). Cut around the wine bottle, fold over one edge of the wrap completely around it (with enough overlap to hold tightly), and then tuck in each corner as best you can following its natural bend inward towards the center where you’ll place a small bit where they all meet together as at point–just enough grip on each corner so it holds tight but not so much