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DIY Wine Bottle Holiday Sweaters

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Here’s a cheap and creative way to dress up a hostess gift this holiday season!

Wine Bottle Covers

Do it yourself wine bottle sweaters for the holidays! We got this idea from a catalog that featured wine bottles snuggled up in some cute “ugly” Christmas sweaters.

What you need: felt, thread, buttons, hot glue, a sewing machine, and whatever other decorations you can use to dress up your sweater (pom poms, ribbon, etc.). Oh, and of course a wine bottle that needs some outerwear. We had some fun using all of the different stitching options on the sewing machine to decorate the red stripes on the gray sweater. Be creative!

Vicky Barone Wine Bottle Cover Template

Check out the post on our new blog for the free PDF! You can use to get your sweater to fit just right! It’s sized so that you can do the stitching on the outside where it is visible (we think it’s super cute like that!). If you’d like to hide the stitching, you can extend the template a quarter of an inch or so, but be warned that the felt will be very bulky when you flip it right side out after it’s sewn.

These are great to have on hand to fancy up a bottle of holiday spirits you might be sharing with friends and family this season. They also look great on the kitchen counter as Christmas decor if you can’t seem to part with them!

Check out my Holidays + Ornaments Pinterest board for more fun Holiday ideas!

DIY Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

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My three-yea-old is finally old enough to be interested in making Christmas ornaments.  We tried last year when he was 2 1/2 but it was difficult to keep him interested.  This year I was looking on Pinterest for ideas and came across A Day of Wonders’ popsicle stick snowmen.  I showed him the idea and he was really excited so we decided to expand the cast to the whole Christmas gang!

Here is what you need:
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The ribbon we attached to hang them with isn’t pictured but you could also just attach an ornament hook.
You could also get creative and use other materials – anything you can glue onto a popsicle stick.
Also: we used tongue depressors which are a little wider and allowed more room for faces, but that title didn’t sound as appealing.

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Check out my Holidays + Ornaments Pinterest board for more inspiration!

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