Saturday, February 4, 2012

DIY: Yarn Wrapped Bottles

I saw these on Pinterest and thought they would be a great addition to the mantle in my living room! I will walk you through the process of creating these adorable little decor pieces!

Items you will need to get started:

1) Beer, wine, scotch...whatever kind of empty bottles you have laying around the house. If you don't have any, here is a good excuse to have drinks with friends! I used a beer bottle, wine bottle, and scotch bottle that had a cool shape to it.

2) Elmer's glue

3) Yarn or jute, or whatever you find at your nearest craft store. 

Alright, let's get started...

Start by soaking your bottles in the sink so the labels are easier to peel off.

Next, begin adding a ring of glue around the bottom of your first bottle and use your fingers to stick the yarn to the bottle. I recommend gluing and wrapping around 3-4 times to secure. 

Now you can simply wrap the yarn up the body of the bottle, tightening and bunching every so often so there are no spaces where the bottle can be seen through the yarn. 

Once you get to the curve of the bottle, you will need to start gluing again so the yarn does not slip on the curve. 

Once you reach the top of your bottle, glue the end down. The glue should still be slightly wet at this point, giving you the freedom to fix problem areas or fill in spaces.

I chose to mix it up, using two different colors and patterns. But the options are endless, Michaels has a huge selection of yarn and other materials for this project. These are very easy to do and make a great little accent piece!


  1. Hi! I just found you through perfectly imperfect blog. I love these wrapped bottles. Thanks for the tutorial. I am your newest follower!

  2. Those are super cute! It would be really cute with jute as well! I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back!

    1. Thank you Maury. I was actually thinking of trying the next ones with jute! I will definitely follow you, what is your blog URL?