Wrapped Bottles

0 Posted by - January 22, 2012 - DIY & Crafts, Home Decor

Most crafts on Pinterest I immediately reject because they look too hard. Every now and then, though, I see one that looks like I might be able to manage it, and I immediately have the desire to make it, no matter what it is. Yes, that happened.

The “very easy” part I agree with. The “super cute” part? Maybe not so much. As you can see from the instructional post, it’s not hard. [Edit: The instructional post isn’t there anymore. But trust me. It’s not hard.]

1. Find an empty bottle.

Or, if you are me, use it as an excuse to empty a bottle. By yourself. On a weeknight.

2. Get some yarn and glue.

3. Start to gluin’.

4. Glue, wrap, glue, wrap, glue, wrap, pretty much until you want to break the bottle and stab yourself with it. It takes forever.

When you are done, you have a bottle wrapped in yarn. I think I remember making something like this in elementary school art class– probably because it was cheap, required very little instruction, and it also kept us busy for a couple hours so the teacher could go have a nice long smoke break. So the finished product kind of looks like something I’m pretty sure I made in elementary school. Excellent. Maybe I should make some crepe paper flowers to stick in it and complete the look.


  • Beth Caudill January 22, 2012 - 2:41 pm Reply

    I don’t think it’s ugly at all. I’m not sure I could wrap something with such straight lines.

    • Pintester January 22, 2012 - 2:46 pm Reply

      If my 9-year-old niece made it for me, I wouldn’t think it was ugly. But I made it. And I’m a grown-ass woman.

      • Sarah Quinn June 26, 2012 - 3:32 pm Reply

        just tell people it is an abstract decorative air holder. they will be impressed

        • kgoolsby84 July 3, 2012 - 12:08 am Reply

          Or tell them your 9 year old niece!  🙂  They will love it bahahaha

        • kgoolsby84 July 3, 2012 - 12:08 am Reply

          Or just stick with the story that your 9 year old niece made it!:)

  • WTFPinterest January 22, 2012 - 7:25 pm Reply

    Ha! Yes, it is rather child-esque, but it’s also really not bad! You have way more patience than I do. You could always stick a mustache on it…

    • Pintester January 22, 2012 - 7:28 pm Reply

      Yes. Mustaches make everything charmingly ironic.

      • Alana January 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm Reply


  • Heather – CraftFail January 23, 2012 - 11:57 am Reply

    I love your blog! 🙂 I just added you to the blogroll over at craftfail. Yes, I guess people DO still use blogrolls. Let us know if you want to guest post/cross post sometime!

    • Pintester January 23, 2012 - 6:36 pm Reply

      Thanks Heather!

  • Lady Ozma January 25, 2012 - 7:27 pm Reply

    I’m thinking my art teacher was probably shooting up or something while leaving us to glue people’s hair to bottles…I mean glue yarn to crap. Kind of cute but WTH would I do with it?

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    […] I wrapped a bottle in yarn. No, I don’t know why. […]

  • Maria June 22, 2012 - 5:55 pm Reply

    Haha I see Biltmore wine. That’s where I work. Btw your blog is hilarious!

  • Rebecca Amos June 26, 2012 - 11:37 am Reply

    you should try wrapping a wreath in yarn. I made july 4th one and it took like 7 hours

    • Shabree July 2, 2012 - 11:49 pm Reply

      ok thank you for sharing the july 4th wreath. That was my next project lol.

  • Em June 26, 2012 - 2:26 pm Reply

    I think it looks pretty cute 🙂 I like the colors you choose!

  • Sarah Schmal June 26, 2012 - 3:52 pm Reply

    My 6 year old son has been wondering why his mom keeps laughing hysterically at the computer for the last hour. You are epic. I <3 you.

  • AdeleWhoCantSing June 26, 2012 - 9:03 pm Reply

    I’m a teacher. You’ve just given me a great idea for a Mother’s Day gifts. You fucking rock.

  • becky06 June 26, 2012 - 10:42 pm Reply

    Hmm I dont think it is ugly at all..I think if you were more positive you would get the same result as always saying your projects suck..I think it looks nice and if you were to give this to me as a gift I would display it in my home for sure

  • princessmom09 June 27, 2012 - 12:58 pm Reply

    Give it to your mother, she’s sure to love it!!!

  • ChelseaTaylorHoenes June 28, 2012 - 10:03 am Reply

    It looks like they used thicker yarn in the original picture. It probably took less time. Also, wine bottles are, like, bigger. 

  • Teel July 4, 2012 - 4:37 pm Reply

    I usually love you hilarious posts but i think sometimes your a bit too negative. This project actually turned out nicely! If you wanted it to look “better” you could’ve varied the thickness of the yarn. Which you probably wouldn’t have done because your lazy and don’t want to get any more yarn….which I respect, because that’s exactly how I am :)) Or you could’ve used better looking colors. Also, they used oddly shaped bottles which contributed to how they look interesting.

  • Juju88 July 4, 2012 - 7:39 pm Reply

    LOL @ the excuse to empty a bottle of Wine!!! no wonder it took you forever, wine bottles are huge compared to those little bottles in the other photo! (one looks like a soy sauce bottle) ha ha ha! but kudos for finishing it, I probably would have quit!

  • Bitters July 13, 2012 - 7:21 am Reply

    I tried this too. Stupid me used hot glue and jute, sigh. After hours of wrap,glue, shit that hurts my bottle was complete. I’m the kind of person who really can’t craft but by god you had better like it – with the face to match. Mine looks like yours minus the different color, lol

  • EvanLay July 23, 2012 - 9:57 am Reply

    That really has to be the worst colored yarn ever. And it made me giggle!!

  • SamT August 6, 2012 - 6:01 pm Reply

    *it’s you’re not your in the context of your sentence.The negativity is part of her blog. I continue to be amazed by the people that read this blog but don’t seem to get her point of view or the sarcastic, snarky humor that is what I love about this blog. It’s not negative at all, there’s a big difference. 

  • ChristieLFarrar August 11, 2012 - 9:50 pm Reply

    I swear you picked out the ugliest yarn color on purpose. That shit is too funny. 

  • Jaykoon August 23, 2012 - 12:31 pm Reply

    Your bottle reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream. So if you don’t mind, I’m gonna go buy some ice cream.

  • thatpandabitca March 20, 2014 - 8:22 am Reply

    Omg I was given A LOT of that same camo yarn which I promptly knitted into a kind of ugly scarf. Now that I know about this I MUST TRY IT.

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