Wine Bottle Tote + Silhouette Giveaway

It’s December, and that means that your social calendar is probably chock full of holiday parties, Christmas cookie exchanges, and festive dinner parties. If that sounds like your December schedule, then you may want to try out today’s easy craft project!

No one likes to show up empty-handed to any of these little get togethers, so we came up with an inexpensive project that will really wow your hostess and fellow guests.Hostess-Gift-Wine-BottleThese wine bottle tote bags. They’re not only adorable, but they’re very simple to make. Plus, we like the fact that you can make many of these ahead of time and have them stockpiled and ready for your long-list of upcoming parties.

Bottle-of-red-wineAll you have to do is buy a bottle of wine (probably the most costly supply for this project), dress it up with this wine bottle tote, and head on out to party it up!Plain-Wine-BagWe ordered these wine totes on Amazon, but we’ve seen these around various craft stores so just keep your eyes open.Stickers-on-bagCheers-StickersThen we used our new Silhouette Portrait to create the “Cheers” font. Like we said in this post, we’re still Silhouette beginners so we’ll direct you over to their awesome Youtube channel for tutorials. For this project, we wrote out the word “Cheers” in a few different fonts and then printed it on premium vinyl. We thought about just using regular paper, but figured that a sticker would give us the cleanest lines when we spray painted.

[If you don’t own a cutting machine you can use stickers to write your message or create your own shape. Oooorrr keep reading this post for your chance to win your very own Silhouette Portrait!]Krylon-Spray-PaintDIY-wine-bagCheers-Spray-PaintedFor the final step, we stuck the words onto the tote and sprayed a light coat of spray paint over and around the sticker. After letting the paint dry, we peeled it off, and boom…those boring totes were instantly personalized and ready to par-tay.Cheers-Christmas-GiftNow all we need to do is pick up a few new bottles of wine and we won’t have to worry about buying hostess gifts all season long. I think we should cheers to that!

Wine-Bag-DIY-CheersIf you’re looking to add some custom holiday cheer to just about anything…then we’ve got the giveaway for you. We teamed up with Silhouette to giveaway one of their Silhouette Portrait machines to 1 lucky reader! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and let us know what holiday project you would tackle with the machine. We can’t wait to hear!
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Bridget and Casey SignatureP.S. Going to a party where alcohol might not be an appropriate gift? No worries, we’ve got ya covered. Try our #BusyGirlDIY flower vase and we’re sure the hostess will be impressed! In honor of this holiday season, you can substitute the fall colored blooms pictured and add evergreen, pine, berries, or simple white blooms instead. Those colors will POP even more next to the gold & glamorous vase. busy girl vase


  • maggie

    I would tackle one of my many wedding projects I want to do!

    • CONGRATS!! You could definitely get a lot of personalized wedding gifts done with this machine!! =)

  • Nikki

    I’m a big fan of typography art, so this would be so fun for making my own festive art for the holiday season!

  • Oh man. Is there a project you can’t do with a Silhouette? I would probably do some serious organizing and labeling.
    I love the ombre look of the bag – I was shocked it was spray paint. You two re amazing.

  • Sarah

    Am I really supposed to pick just one thing I could do?! I’d love to recreate these bags – I can already imagine doing something similar with other words/quotes/colors for New Years, birthdays and beyond! Wine is always a great gift. Nicely done, ladies!

  • Kadee

    I would love to make some personalized stocking!

  • kathy b

    I would love to make some monograms to add to my decor!

    • YES! Bring on the personalized gifts & decor.

  • OH MY GOSH I have been drooling over the Silhouettes for months now but haven’t been able to pull the trigger on actually buying one. I love labeling everything, so the question is really what would I use it for first–probably for some holiday pillows!


    Jaclyn, from LorimerLiving.Blogspot.Com

    • YAY!! We hope you win!!!!!!! Pillows sound like a great start. =)

  • Chloe Rose Halsey

    I want to create christmas cards! This would be the coolest thing ever!

  • Tee Anderson

    I would love to jazz up a plain white tee with a pretty vinyl.

  • Terri

    I would love to create wall art.

  • Stephani

    I would love to make cute gift tags!

  • Amanda

    I LOVE typography, so using it as a stencil for just baout anything would be amazing. Currently planning a baby shower that it would be great to have for things like decor, place settings, etc!

  • Summer Hogan

    I would tag and label everything I own if I had one of these machines 🙂 Love this tote idea!!!

    • We would love to see all of your creations, Summer!

  • Brandi

    I would make beautiful gift tags or names for our stockings!

  • Michelle

    Personliazed tags for gifts. It’d look so cute!

  • I would love to make vinyl lettering for some holiday wall decor!

  • Jessica Alayne

    I have several ornament projects I’m thinking Silhouette could help with. But what about wrapping projects?! For sure I could find a million ways to use it.

  • Maggie

    So many projects! I’m loving the wall art and pillow ideas!

  • Eva

    I would love this for organizing and labeling everything and using it for arts and craft projects with my kids!

  • Ryan Malone

    i would make some cute holiday cards, gift tags and then labels to pack up my decorations in a more organized fashion after the holidays are over. after christmas i usually just throw everything in boxes because i’m tired of looking at it! ha.

  • latanya t

    some Christmas pillow covers

  • Leigh Anne Borders

    I want to make my own Christmas cards for family and friends.

  • Dawn Jones

    Gift tags would be cute. I really want to make appliqués for pillows also.

  • Betsy

    So many things! Label holiday storage (and everyday storage), this would be awesome for making gift tags, and I would love to make some wall art!

  • Heather

    I want to make the cute Santa sacks for my two young children. I’d also like to make our own Christmas cards because we live so far from our family and friends. Thank you for the giveaway!

    • Aw, those sound like great ideas! Good luck!!

  • sarah oswald

    I would love to tackle making greeting cards and gift boxes and I have always wanted to try to make popup greeting cards and I think this would make it alot easier. Thanks for the chance to win it!

    • You are so sweet, you are welcome! Good luck, Sarah!

  • Heather Byrd

    I’d like to personalize a cutting board, baking dish and cake carrier for my mother-in-law. She has a small “sweets” business on the side and she loves to cook. Thank you for the great giveaway 🙂

    • Sounds like you’re a heck of a daughter-in-law Heather. Love your ideas!

  • Cherish

    I would love to make some ornaments with my kids!

  • Ann Fontaine

    I would love to tackle an organizing project and make labels for my Christmas bins. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Ali

    I would love it to make labels for all sorts of things in my home.

  • staceylynn5

    i would love to make some cute signs and banners!

  • Paulina

    I love to be organized and have many labeling ideas using this 🙂

  • angela y

    I would make some christmas cards!

  • Stacy Renee

    I’d make adorable polar bear Christmas cards to begin with and I’d also make lots of festive embellishments, sayings, etc for my baby girl’s first scrapbook (She’s due any day now!)

  • Kianna Keeler

    I would make some cute wall art!

  • I would make a custom piece of art…name tags…present tags…lots and lots of ideas!!

  • Katie

    I love all of the DIY art options you can create for decorating your home.