I know what you are thinking, wine bottles for a baby shower gift? How cruel is that? Who gives a gift to the mommy-to-be that she would love to enjoy now, but can’t have for months? But don’t worry, this is one gift that the mommy-to-be won’t mind waiting for! I first saw this when one of my bridesmaids and her husband gave this to my husband and me for our wedding gift. They gave us 10 different wine bottles all labeled for different “firsts” for our marriage. One was for our first holiday, another for our first dinner party, and one for our first anniversary. It was so creative and it really is the gift that keeps on giving! We still have three bottles left to enjoy! I loved this idea so much, that I decided to make this part of the gift for the Tropical themed baby shower I was co-hosting. As I started putting it together, I realized that this would look great as part of the shower décor! This was really fun and it was super easy to make. Here is what you need to get started:
Wooden crate. I bought the wooden crate pictured from Michaels and painted it white. The price of the crate was $10, but I was able to use a 20% off coupon from Michaels.
6 Bottles of Wine. Any bottle of wine will work! I chose a mixture of reds and whites.
Wine Labels from Lush Label. I found these adorable wine labels with poems on Etsy for Mommy Milestones. The poems are sweet and funny and are themed around first experiences after the baby is born. The labels pictured came from Lush Label on Etsy and included six labels: First Mommy Meltdown, Mommy’s First Full Night Sleep, First Mom & Dad Date Night, Mommy Fits in Her Favorite Pants, The First Shopping Temper Tantrum, and Mommy’s First Girls’ Night Out! This shop has multiple designs and themes and they are so easy to apply to your favorite bottles of wine! You can also add these to whiskey bottles for a groomsman gift or champagne bottles for “popping” the question to your bridesmaids!
Flowers. I bought my flowers from Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Hobby Lobby puts all floral 50% off every other week and Michaels is always having sales on different flowers. If you can catch them right before a new season, this is a great time for deals on flowers.
Hot Glue Gun. I would recommend a low temp hot glue gun. I bought mine from Hobby Lobby, but you can find one at any craft store.
Decorative Grass. I happened to make this wine crate around Easter, so I found the Easter grass at Target! However, if you are making this any other time of year, Party City has multiple colors to choose from. For this wine crate, I used seven 2 oz. bags.
Step 1: Applying the wine labels!
The first thing you need to do is get the original wine label off of the wine bottle. The easiest way to do this is to fill your sink with room temperature water and place the bottles in the water. I let mine stay in the water for about 30 minutes and then peel the labels off. If any of the adhesive from the label stays on the bottle, just use a wet paper towel and rub the adhesive off of the bottle. If you don’t have a sink stopper, a large mixing bowl or beverage tin will work as well! Once the labels are off and you have dried the wine bottle completely, place the labels on the wine bottles. I found that it was easiest to apply the labels from left to right. This helped me keep the label from having bubbles once it was applied.
Step 2: Decorating the wine crate!
Once your wine bottles are ready to go, it is time to start decorating your wine crate! This particular wine crate was for a Tropical themed baby shower, but you can easily change the look to fit your theme. Use the glue gun to secure the flowers on leaves on the front of the crate. Once the glue has dried, fill the crate with the decorative grass and arrange your wine bottles. This looks great on the gift table or as a centerpiece for the baby shower. Your mommy-to-be will love you for this gift!