Good morning, Karen Aicken here! For today’s post I’m sharing a project I love to make for little gifts – Wine Bottle Tags or Hangers. They dress up a bottle of wine on your dinner table and can be personalized when you are bringing a bottle of wine or cider as a hostess gift.
1. Cut heavy-weight cardstock 3-1/4″ wide and 8″ long. I used black cardstock that had been painted with metallic acrylic paint.
2. Score a line at 2-3/4″ across one of the short ends. This will be the part that fits over the wine bottle, and the top of your wine bottle tag.
3. Leading with the top edge, slip the whole strip OVER the Lorna Label centre, and UNDER the top edge. You only want to cut the very top edge. Run it through your cutting machine just til the top edge cuts, then back it out.
4. Repeat with the bottom edge.
5. Trim away the excess cardstock and you have the base of your wine bottle tag.
6. Using the scalloped circle die from the Ring Accordion die set, center it between the top edge and your score line and both the sides. Run it through your machine and set aside the little scalloped circle for another project.
7. Using the Crystal Flowers, die cut one large flower and one small circle from black cardstock.
8. Carefully adhere the largest flower from the Crystal Flowers Peel-off sheet to the die cut.
Tip: the Peel-off doesn’t fit exactly. If the center is a little skewed that’s fine – you will be covering this up.
9. Adhere one of the solid gold Peel-off flowers to black cardstock and fussy cut leaving a narrow border.
10. Use foam tape in the center, and adhere this smaller flower to the center of the large one.
11. Add a gold Peel-off circle to the black cardstock circle and adhere this over the center of the solid flower with foam tape. Set your finished flower aside.
12. Cut a 1″ wide strip of black cardstock 1″ longer than the word Peel-off you have chosen for your wine bottle hanger. This will give you 1/2″ on either side of your word. (Note: the strip in the photos is wider than 1″ to make it easier to see the technique.)
13. I have a tip to aid you in adding these larger word Peel-offs to your projects so they are straight and do not stretch! Trim the word you want to use away from the rest of the sheet.
14. Turn it face down and carefully fold the backing paper back, about 1/3 of the way up.
15. Line up the bottom of your letters onto your black cardstock strip. When you are happy with the placement, press the bottom of your letters down, then gently peel up and away the rest of the backing sheet. Press down the top of your letters and you should have it placed perfectly!
16. Now that your word Peel-off is attached, use scissors to cut ‘fish tails’ from each end. Trim the top and/or bottom of your strip as desired. You could trim your strip first, but I find I have better luck trimming after I attach the words.
17. Adhere this strip to the wine bottle tag base with foam tape as shown.
18. Adhere the layered flower with foam tape as shown.
19. Use some of the circles and rings from the Peel-off sheet to decorate the rest of your tag.
20. Hang on a bottle of wine, gourmet olive oil, or apple cider and it’s ready to go!
I’ve also made different wine bottle tags packaged in cello bags and given them as hostess gifts. Everyone seemed to love them and enjoyed using them on their own gifts and tables. I hope you liked my project and will try your hand at making some wine bottle tags, maybe getting a head start on some holiday gifts!
Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies:
2579 Crystal Flowers Peel-offs in Gold
2578 Congratulations Peel-offs in Gold
915 Lorna Label Pop Up (to cut the top and bottom edges)
904 Ring Accordion (Scalloped Circle – to cut the hole)
Black metallic painted card stock – my stash