Thanksgiving

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle for a Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

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Invited to a friend’s or family member’s place for dinner? You’ll probably bring a bottle of wine, right? Well, forget leaving it in the store’s branded bag, or even plopping it into a gift bag — there’s a much better way to dress up this token of thanks.

For the next dinner party you attend — whether it's for Thanksgiving or another occasion — turn that bottle of wine into a true hostess gift with some thoughtful, but easy, gift wrapping.

Below I give the instructions for one of the three options shown here (centre); they’re all self-explanatory, and you can create any design you like by using your favourite tapes. How complicated your pattern is, will determine how long the project takes.

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SKILL LEVEL: Easy

TIME NEEDED: Approximately 5–15 minutes

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DIY Washi Tape Wine Bottle Sleeves | Thanksgiving Hostess Gift | Corinna Wraps.wordpress.com

1. Cut the paper. Using a craft knife, ruler and cutting mat, cut the paper into a band. It should be long enough to wrap around the bottle of wine (allow about an inch of overlap), and high enough to cover the wine label.

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2. Tape the paper around the bottle. Wrap the paper band around the wine bottle and secure in place with a strip of Scotch® Permanent Double Sided Tape so that the seam is at the front of the bottle. First securing your paper with the Scotch® Permanent Double Sided Tape before adding your decorative tape design, allows you to apply the Washi tape flat and tidy, and gives you the freedom to adjust the repositionable tape as desired.

For this design, I’ve used the seam as part of the design; for the other two designs, the seam is at the back.

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3. Create your Washi tape design. Using your Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, cut a strip of Scotch Expressions™ Washi Tape, Yellow Gold Stars. Make it a little shorter than the height of your paper band, and cut the ends on an angle. Attach the tape over the paper seam. Next, cut a strip of Scotch Expressions™ Washi Tape, Gold Solid, the same length, but with opposite angles at the ends. Align and place it down next to your first strip of Washi tape.

For the kraft paper wrapping, I added three strips of Scotch Expressions™ Washi Tape all the way around the bottle: from top, Zig Zag, Yellow Gold Stars, then Gold Solid. For the black and white striped wrapping, I added two vertical strips of Scotch Expressions™ Washi Tape: Zig Zag and Gold Solid.

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4. Add your message. Remove the adhesive letters from their backing and attach to the paper band. In this case, I chose to write “Thank You” in black letters. If you want your letters straight but have trouble aligning them, mark a guiding line with a pencil and ruler. Or, for a more casual look, handwrite your message.

For the black and white striped wrapping, I wrote “Cheers” in gold letters. I did not add a message to the kraft paper wrapping.

EXPERT TIP: Choose colours that coordinate with the cap and any neck band or other labelling that won’t be covered up by your wrapping.

DIY Fall Leaves Paper Cone

DIY Fall Leaves Paper Cone | CorinnaWraps.wordpress.com | A great way to serve treats for Thanksgiving or at a fall table Nothing says autumn like freshly fallen leaves, making them the perfect decoration for a seasonal table. This paper cone is made from a photocopy of leaves, and is a neat way to serve treats at a fall dinner party or, say, at Thanksgiving. Fill with breadsticks or other treats and put one at each place setting.

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MATERIALS + TOOLS + Leaves + Printer paper + Double-sided tape + Colour printer/photocopier + Coloured paper + Spray adhesive (or other glue) + Scissors

HOW TO

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1. Arrange several leaves on a piece of bond paper, attaching with double-sided tape. The leaves should be freshly fallen; no crunchy, brittle ones, as they need to have enough moisture left in them so that they won’t crack. When attaching to the paper, keep the leaves inside the edges of the paper and fill all gaps.

2. Photocopy (or scan and print), the sheet of leaves.

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3. Glue the printout to the back of the coloured paper. I used spray adhesive but you could also use white glue or glue stick.

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4. Once dry, cut out around the leaf arrangement. Cut the bottom straight across, and the bottom half of one side straight (this makes the next step easier).

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5. Roll into a cone with the leaf-shaped edge overlapping the straight edge. Secure closed with double-sided tape or glue. Your cone is now ready to fill with goodies.

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DIY Leaves Cornucopia

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DIY leaves cornucopia A very happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers out there! If you're not on turkey duty today, why not pitch in on dressing up the table with a DIY leaves cornucopia for each place setting? It's a fun afternoon craft to occupy yourself while waiting for the big feast — and it even gets you outside a bit, collecting leaves! For the table, fill each cone with bread sticks or other treats and put at each place setting.

Head over to Discover Paper for the full tutorial.