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9 Wine Gift Wrap Ideas – In 15 Minutes

A bottle of wine is a common gift choice, especially as a last minute resort. With festive season in full swing it is the perfect time to show you 9 different and quick wine gift wrap ideas. You might own most of the materials used, if not they are very easy to find in local craft stores. Have bubbly fun!

I have used a grape juice bottle for representative purposes here, you can apply the same packing techniques to wine bottles, champagne bottles or any bottled gifts.

Gift Wrap with Tissue and Tag

Style 1

  • You need a fancy tissue, a gift tag and a strip of matching ribbon.
  • Measure the napkin to size and fold any excess towards the bottle. Using a few glue-dots or flat double sided tape secure the vertical overlapping side into place.
  • Next tie the ribbon with the gift tag on the neck of the bottle. Done.

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Dupatta Design – Cape Style


Today’s DIY is an easy dupatta design in the trending cape style, inspired by the likes of Tarun Tahiliani and Pratyusha Garimella. I converted a basic off-white hand-loom dupatta into a edge dye (natural dyeing) dupatta cape with placement embroidery.

You could use net dupatta with ready embroidery, printed Georgette dupatta, multi-colored silk dupatta or any fabric of 2.5 mtr of your choice. I will be showing a step-by-step tutorial of the dupatta cape – from neckline shaping, embroidery attaching to edge dyeing. In case you do not want to add embroidery or dye your dupatta fabric, just follow steps 1 to 4.

Dupatta Embroidered Cape Style


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Bachelorette Bash on a Tray


Over the past few months I have often mentioned ‘a friend who is getting married‘ and today’s DIY was my gift to her- a surprise bachelorette party! We have a small group of 4-5 school friends who wanted to surprise the bride-to-be and what better way than a fun filled night. I prepared a bachelorette bash on a tray- consisting of themed articles to make the evening even more delightful. This is a perfect DIY a bridesmaid can prepare to make the bride feel even more special. These could be customized for any bachelorette party style- a cozy dinner, a few drinks over chatter, a home cooked meal or a night around town!

Bachelorette Bash Quick, Easy, Inexpensive

The tray consisted of the following: a crown for the bride-to-be, 6 sparkle rings for the bridal party, a set of 6 bachelorette bash coasters, a set of 10 party straws, 10 cupcake toppers along with cupcakes, 6 matching tissues, 5 party props for photography, 2 bridal games and a wooden tray with doilies. Along with being creative this is also an inexpensive bachelorette party idea.

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10 Unconventional Gifts for Couples


I have been wanting to do this post for a while but the fear of contacting the various artists and enterprises had stopped me, but as I grow more confident with the blog I will be featuring more outside businesses and new ventures. In today’s post I present 10 unconventional gifts for couples. Please note all the products and services mentioned are available in Kolkata and most of them also cater to the rest of India.

As much as we love the idea of a beautifully wrapped set of silverware, household items or personal accessories; one cannot deny the charm in a more thoughtful, personalized and experiential gift. By personalized I do not mean the usual photograph related personalized items available so commonly. These are fun gifts either created by artists or experiences that let the couple spend quality time with each other. The following gifts are apt for weddings, anniversaries or to show your appreciation to any couple.



Doodle Love Canvas by Brushes and Strokes

The couple’s personal story doodled by Harshi Agarwal of ‘Brushes n Strokes’ is as personal as a gift goes. This is a perfect gift from the couple’s close friends who know the details of the story. Any person with an interest in doodle art or with a fun sense of humor would love receiving their love story on canvas.

Price: Rs.3500 for A4 size art work.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/strokesnbrushes

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