Over the weekend, we went to our friends' house and took a "thanks for the party" bottle of wine. I wanted to do something other than a wine bag (everyone knows what's in there anyhow) but, as always, I didn't have all day to figure it out.
Here's what I came up with using some printed paper (scrapbook or wrapping paper would both do the job), decorative edge scissors, ribbon, and a bottle of wine, of course.
First, I cut a length of ribbon twice the circumference of the wine bottle. Easiest way to do this is to wrap the ribbon around the bottle twice.
Then I cut a piece of paper slightly taller than the bottle's label and just long enough to wrap around the bottle and leave the front label peeking out. (it's always fun to get a sneak peek at your presents) Using the decorative scissors, I cut a cute design across the top and bottom edges.
I laid the ribbon across the middle of the paper on a flat surface and wrote our gift message above and below the ribbon. Then I put it all together and tied it up. Done!