Winter Wine Gift Wrap

I don’t know how to knit, but I adore all of the sweater-like sleeves showing up on home accessories, like this vase or this coffee cozy.  Last weekend, I needed an easy idea for wrapping a bottle of wine to take to a party and realized that I could use a  similar technique to give the bottle a festive, wintery look. And, it didn’t involve any knitting!

I started with an old sweater that I no longer wear.

I cut the sleeve, turned it inside out and tied the cut end with a piece of yarn.

Next, I made a pom pom using this great tutorial from Creature Comforts.

I placed the wine bottle into the sleeve and tied the pom pom to the neck of the bottle (and attached a small gift tag).