French Wine Bottle DIY

One day while browsing through an antique mall I spotted this canvas covered French wine bottle. Once I brought my purchase home I never really found a place to put it. Everywhere I placed the bottle it just looked a little boring to me so it has been tucked in a basket for several years. I always thought it would look better with some writing or numbers on it but I was afraid I might screw it up.

I made a pledge to myself on this  post  that I would not keep anything in our home that I did not love. At that time I can honestly say that I liked the bottle but it wasn’t love. I set out to change that.


Here is the Antique wine bottle before.
Country French Magazine
I used Word to type and print what I wanted on the bottle.  A piece of carbon paper
was taped to the bottle and then the sheet with the printed words on top.  Using a pen
I  traced over the words to get an outline.  The letters were then filled in with a black
paint pen.
Here’s the final result!
My bottle is smaller than the inspiration one so I used less words.
Now I am infatuated with the bottle and I think I may be falling in love
I also added the numbers to a $3.00 GW  basket
My sweet friend Andrea of  French Basketeer and Metis Linens  knows I love everything French and especially hand blown wine bottles. She bought this wonderful clear bottle from her favorite antique dealer in Beaune and sent it to me. I was absolutely blown away by her generosity and kindness. I am so very touched by her gift…From the bottom of my heart Thank You, Andrea.

67 thoughts on “French Wine Bottle DIY”

  1. Hi Sherry,
    I finally got into your blog. Blogger was acting up again and refused to let me visit! LOL!
    Anyway, I'm in love with your burlap covered bottle and adding the words makes it even better.
    I also like the vingette you created on your table.


  2. Sherry the vignette you created is just beautiful!! I love how you added the wording to the antigue wine bottle. Looking forward to Thursdays party! Martina

  3. You did a great job, I can see why you love it now (also, I spy your breadboards in the background…fabulous!).

    Have a wonderful week!

  4. Really nice update to the canvas wrapped bottle. Who knew just writing french words on it in pen could bring about such transformation. Glad you are now in LOVE with it!

  5. Oh I absolutely love your wine bottle. It is fabulous. You did such a great job with the letters. Stunning. I think your vignette is gorgeous. I love the mix of the different textures on the bottles with the clear one. So pretty. Thanks in advance for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Sherry your entire vignette is so perfect you put all the right elements together for texture and feel. Love it!!! Aren't you so glad that you took the risk to make the bottle YOURS with our special touch. I love the look and I am in love with the mirror above your console table!!! KS

  7. Very cool bottle. I've never seen one covered in fabric before – only wicker. Dropping by from Met Monday. My post this week is French also – come see!


  8. Holy Cow! Well, yoou can't get rid of her now! She is beyond perfect! LOVE IT! And..the bottle your friend sent you is beautiful! Lucky girl! xxoo Diana

  9. Great job! I love the bottle, too! 😉

    (I think I love the basket for $3 even more, though!!)

    Please take a moment to stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway and the winner gets a photo/image of their choice printed on stretched canvas.

  10. Hi Sherry, I have never seen a french wine bottle wrapped like that before and you did an awesome make-over on yours. Love it! You have the most unique things displayed in your home.

    Have a wonderful day,

  11. I haven't seen a bottle wrapped like this either. It is really cool and the stencil makes it much more so. I haven't had a sunny day to take home pics and send to you Sherry, but I will as soon as it the sun shines! I posted your button on the sidebar and can't wait to see the first home you feature.

  12. Sherry,

    This is looking fabulous! So charming! You're just the best, you know?

    You're very welcomed for the award. I truly admire your blog and how talented you are.

    Have a blessed week, my friend.


    Luciane at

  13. Sherry, I am so loving this bottle. You made something alright into something SUPER FAB!!! I love the vignette, you rock lady!

  14. Ohmygoosh Sherry,
    How are you ?? So nice to hear from you my sweet friend. I WANT I WANT one of those bottles, you are so inspiring !!!

    Thanks for commenting you made my day !!

    Chat soon,
    Laurie xo

  15. Love anything that is wine related. the burlap bottle is fab! thanx for sharing…I am a new follower and just signed up to follow! Please visit me sometimes at my blog, tiff

  16. Love your french bottle. The vignette you create is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Sherry!
    You are so creative!
    I want to do this and have no idea where I will find a great bottle wrapped in burlap. Is there maybe a website….
    I sure hope so! LOL
    I cannot believe your GW had that awesome basket trunk. I need to get out more.
    GREAT post!

  18. This is one of those WOW projects! I love it! My mind is racing wanting to do something like this!
    You link to lots of parties already but if you have an extra minute I'd so love for you to link this to All This Inspired…
    All Things Heart and Home

  19. I absolutely LOVE this Sherry! You have such a way with things and always take something from ordinary to extraordinary. I felt like I was looking at a page from the Ballard catalog! Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  20. Amazing!!! I love what you did with the stencil idea. So great! And how fun that you work in an antique store. That is a dream 🙂

  21. Wonderful project- it turned out great! 🙂 I really love the arrangement you've used it in as well- that table is beautiful, and I adore the wicker baskets! My first visit to your blog, but I'll definitely be back for more ideas.

    I'm currently working on a project of my own, decorating some garden containers I've made from old buckets. Hope it turns out even half as well as yours!

  22. The bottle is gorgeous; however, I couldn't take my eyes off the mirror in the photo.Beautiful! I keep seeing your blog's name, so I'm glad I got the chance to visit. I'm your newest follower and I'm looking forward to being inspired. I'd love for you to pay me a visit over at Brambly. Take care!


  23. Sherry,
    That bottle is fabulous! I love how you put the lettering on it. Very nice! I love your mirror over that table where you wine bottle is setting too. Thanks for linking up!

  24. I have also never seen a wine bottle wrapped like this one. LOVE IT! The writing is just the right touch to perfection. Am now on the lookout for one myself. Love your vignette!

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