Here’s a familiar scenario: you’re nearly ready to head to a friend’s holiday party and there’s no time for extra stops at the store. You’ve remembered to pick up a nice bottle of wine to bring as a hostess gift (cheers to that!), but you have absolutely nothing to present it in (and that balloon birthday wrapping paper is a no-go).
What do you do?
Luckily, we’ve got an ultra-cute DIY gift solution for this last-minute dilemma!
Gnome Wine Bottle Topper DIY Gift
If you’re like us, you usually have a few basic crafty supplies around the house, and this cute-as-a-button gnome wine bottle topper can be whipped up lickety-split using a few common crafting items. Follow the four easy steps below to create your gift.
What you’ll need:
- Bottle of wine
- Hot glue gun (or straight pins if you’re in a rush)
- Pom poms
- Furniture buttons (or ball head pins) for the nose
- Faux fur (or white fabric) for the beard
Roll the felt into a cone and glue it together. Press and hold till the glue dries.
Pro tip: If you’re in a major rush, you can always use straight pins instead of glue — just be sure pointy ends are tucked securely into the fabric, and it’s kept away from small kiddos when completed. Also, if you’ve got a full schedule of holiday parties this year, you might like to make a few of these in advance in anticipation of those mad dashes throughout the season.
Cut off the point of cone at the opening. Glue the inside of the cone and press on the beard, holding until it cools.
Put a dot of glue above the beard onto the felt, this is for the nose. Press on the furniture button and hold it till glue dries.
Now it’s time for the finishing touch! Add a dot of glue to the point of the hat and add a pom pom.
Done! Your DIY gift for the hostess is ready to go, and guaranteed to bring a jolly touch to the scene.