Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oh No! I need a hostess gift!

I thought you'd like a quick idea for the traditional gifted bottle of champagne or cider. This is a nice change from the festive printed gift bag. A "no sew" project, allowing all the items used to be repurposed.


Take a tea towel (of your choice). Fold it in thirds with the wrong side out.

Bind the end with cording, narrow ribbon, or a rubber band.
Get the cord as close to one end as possible without it slipping off. I wrap the cording a couple of times to secure it. Make a small bow with the loose ends.

Invert the towel. Set your bottle inside the pouch. Stand the covered bottle up and secure it with a bow or band. Embellish it with an ornament, antique broach, french lace doily, etc., preferably in items that would appeal to the hostess. The top of the towel can be left up or rolled down to form a collar.

May you be surrounded by those you love this New Years Eve!
Happy 2009!


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

That looks reaLLY GREAT

Vintage Tea said...

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your visit to my blog, I hope to see you there again.

Fantastic idea for a hostess gift.

Victoria xx

laurie said...

What a smart idea. I love that the hostess gets several gifts in one. Happy New Year! laurie

The Vintage Kitten said...

I love this idea, they look fab! Happy New Year X

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE this idea..
So glad to have found you this last year..
May 2009 bring me tons of cool things that you make...
Have a Great day..
Thank you for all that you have done..

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY clever is that!! I love it...and it's so much nicer than just bringing the wine!

Kristina P. said...

I guess I'm going to have for a towncar AND a Lexus next year. Thanks so much for the idea!

I love your blog and all your creative ideas! I will definitely return. Thanks for stopping by mine!

Judy said...

What a wonderful idea. Next time I give a bottle of wine for a gift I'm going to try it.

Anna says thank you and she is on her way over for salmon and catnip.

Sweetie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and it's been great. What a wonderful idea for wrapping wine and it would work well with other gifts also.

Lori said...

great idea!!!

Happy New Year Sara!!!

Linda Crispell said...

Hope you and your family have a happy and healthy New Year!
I would love to receive a hostess gift that lovely!
Your Pal,

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Way to hide the bubbly LOL! Very pretty :)
Thank you for the compliment and it has been nice meeting you too :)
Your banner is just gorgeous.

Kristens Creations said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to getting to know all of you better in the new year too! kristen

Melissa Miller said...

Happy New Year Sara!

What a beautiful and thoughtful Hostess gift.
I really like the deer hanging on it.

Yes, They do make Keurig K-cups in de-caf varieties.
It came with our maker and they are really good too.
If you decide on one I'm sure you will enjoy it.

~Warmly, Melissa ;)

Anonymous said...

Sara, you are a creative idea machine! I loved this post!


Thank you for visiting me. Your blog is lovely and I'm so glad to have found you. The hostess gift idea was darling!

Best to you in 2009,

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful idea, Sara... Thanks for sharing it!
I'm so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find's really lovely!
Happy New Year to you!

Rue said...

Hi Sara :)

That's a wonderful idea all year round!

You lived in Glendale?? I was born and raised in Arcadia!! Small world, huh? :)

Happy New Year sweet friend!!


Sue said...

Happy New Year to you also!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to see Miss Sophie's calendar...I hope you enjoyed it...

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Very nice idea, Sara! Pretty, too!

Thanks for visiting today...and I'm glad you enjoyed our B&B!!!

tam said...

Happy New Year Sara! Come on over to my blog I have something there for you!

tam said...

Ooops-I mean come over to sorry-LoL!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

What wonderful ideas and what a lovely blog! (((hugs))) and happy new year!!!

Sharon Kay said...

Happy 2009 and thanks for thw darling idea that could be used the year around.

The Golf Widow said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Sharon Kay said...

Sara..........I love the look of your blog and your name on it...........very classy.....I am having a give a way so please come over and sign up when you have the time............Sharon K

LiLi M. said...

Am I still in time to wish you a happy and healthy New Year?
This idea is great and suitable for a whole year! Thanks for sharing!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Thanks Sara,
for such a lovely comment!
"That idea" its great!
Thanks for sharing with us all!
I would never think of doing it...
Debbie Moss

Anonymous said...

What is happening in your creative brain right now? I miss your posts!

Diane said...

Wonderful idea! ♥ Diane

Rosa said...

Oh, that's good. I'll have to remember that. I'm always behind the 8 ball!

La Table De Nana said...

Beautiful idea! I just saw tea twoles covering cardborad in teh shape of flat wine bottles offered this way..:) Yours is even better.
I love wrapping gifts with tea towels.. 2 gifts in one:) And creative!