How to decorate wine bottles with tulle

Written by linda st.cyr
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Tulle is a fine, soft, netted material often used for tutus, wedding veils and gowns. But you can use this material to turn a regular wine bottle into a beautifully decorated housewarming gift or as present for the host at the next dinner party or family event you attend.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 750ml wine bottle
  • 24-inch-by-24-inch white tulle
  • 12-inch-by-4-inch black tulle
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Hot glue gun with glue
  • Fabric jewel (any colour/style jewel)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lay the square length of white tulle on a flat surface. Inspect the cloth for any snags, tears or fraying. Use the scissors to snip any frays along the edges of the tulle fabric. Check each edge of the fabric and snip the frays as needed.

  2. 2

    Stand the wine bottle upright in the centre of the laid-out tulle. A larger piece of tulle will be needed for bottles larger than 750ml. Lift the tulle up against the wine bottle's body. The tulle should cover the entire bottle on all sides. Pull the tulle tightly against the wine bottle's length as you would pull hair into a ponytail. Grasp the tulle just above the start of the wine bottle's neck. Wrap a piece of clear tape tightly around this area to hold the tulle in place.

  3. 3

    Check the long, thin piece of tulle for fraying and cut accordingly. Wrap this long piece around the neck of the wine bottle, over the clear tape, as the ribbon decoration. Any colours of tulle can be used for this decorating project. Contrasting colours like black and white, purple and yellow and black and red work well. Tie the tulle into a bow with a tight centre knot.

  4. 4

    Use the hot glue gun to dab a spot of glue onto the tulle bow. Dab a spot of glue onto the back of your fabric jewel. Hold the fabric jewel against the knotted centre of the tulle bow for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until dry.

  5. 5

    Trim the top of the tulle that surrounds the wine bottle with a pair of scissors. Trim approximately a 1/2 inch to 1 inch of the material. The tulle should be shorter than the top of the wine bottle where the cork area is. Fluff the tulle around the neck section of the wine bottle with your fingers by pulling the tulle away from the wine bottle and scrunching the tulle.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a big piece of tulle to start off this decorating project, because it is easier to trim the tulle than to add tulle to the project.
  • Remember to unplug the hot glue gun after use.

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