Whoa that's a big, long picture.
So on my last day of vacation I finally felt the crafting urge come upon me. I was inspired by a felt wine bottle giftbag I saw in Blueprint magazine. It was so incredibly simple and so overpriced at $29. Seriously? For a wine giftbag??
Theirs wasn't even embellished. Just plain grey felt.
So I hopped on over to JoAnns and bought a few quarter yard cuts of wool felt. I bought red, brown and blue felt. I cut a strip 6" x 30", cut a circle the diameter of a wine bottle about 3" down from one of the short sides (I think next time I will only go down about 2"). I folded it and zig-zag stritched around the three open sides, leaving about 1 1/2" open along the folded edge (to allow some give for the shape of the bottle).
Then I cut out the shape of a star and fused it to the front. A handful of sparkles and I was done. Not bad and it only cost me about $4 to make.
I think the red one turned out cuter than the brown one:
I was toying with the idea of adding a few escaping bubbles but in an uncharacteristic fit of rhinestone restraint I decided it didn't need it. It's hard to tell in the pictures but the thread is constrasting (white on the red and blue bags and blue on the brown bag).
You could also trim the top (and sides, if you want) with pinking shears like I did on this blue one:
Now I need to go clean up the unbelievable mess I made. Felt bits and rhinestones EVERYWHERE.