I love this gift and it can be used for so many people – a hostess, friend, coworker, babysitter (if they’re of age!) and more. Wine is another gift that is easy to give and often well received, but can be a tad boring because it’s not usually wrapped. However, by making a quick, DIY wine tote you can jazz up your wine gift giving instantly!
I picked up a tote bag at the craft store for a few dollars and some printable iron transfer paper. Using PicMonkey I created the images I wanted to transfer onto the bag.
They sky’s the limit here. You can create whatever you’d like and customize by recipient if you’d like. Once you’ve finished creating your image be sure to flip it so that the words are in reverse, that way when you iron transfer it the words will read correctly.
I started by sewing a straight line in the center of the bag so that it would fit two wine bottles and they wouldn’t clunk together. I stopped the line before the part of the bag where it opens to sit flat. I also thought that you could try using iron on tape if you’re not the sewing type. Not sure if it would hold as strongly, but worth a shot.
Once I had my images created I simply followed the instructions on the package of the transfer paper. I resized my images to ensure they would fit the placement on the bag I wanted, printed and then ironed them onto the tote.
Fill with the recipients favorite wine and you have a much more exciting way of gifting wine! I’m sharing the prints that I used here for you guys. I’ve linked both the reverse prints and the regular ones for you (in case you find a different use for it).
Cheers Wine Bottle
Cheers Wine Bottle Reverse
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Eat, Drink & Be Merry Reverse
This project took me all of maybe 30 minutes, and honestly probably less, and it was so easy using the iron transfers that I’m going to think up some other projects to use them with. In the end I paid $2 for the bag and $6 for the iron transfer papers. It was a pack of 10 so I spent about $3.50 for the entire bag, since I’ll be able to use the rest of the iron papers for other projects. Any suggestions of things I should/could make with the remaining transfer papers?
Remaining transfers would be cute on dish towels to two matching napkins to keep in the wine tote!