French Wine Bottle DIY

by Sherry

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.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 13, 2011 - 10:08 pm

Sherry, that bottle is fabulous. I have not seen one wrapped like that before. What you added is pure perfection. That other bottle as a gift is amazing. That was so generous of her!

sissie March 13, 2011 - 10:18 pm

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.


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage March 13, 2011 - 10:33 pm

What a difference some words made! It was an okay piece befor but now it shines!

Martina March 13, 2011 - 10:38 pm

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

Judy March 13, 2011 - 10:47 pm

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!

KATHY March 13, 2011 - 10:47 pm

I love what you did with the bottle! It looks fabulous.I love the vignette too.


Libby March 13, 2011 - 10:56 pm

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!

[email protected] Charm March 13, 2011 - 10:56 pm

Love this idea…looks out of this world!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 13, 2011 - 11:16 pm

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

[email protected] Ground March 13, 2011 - 11:24 pm

Sherry, you are amazing!!! I think I'm in love too. And you have to link to Vintage Inspiration Friday. it's just perfect!!
big hugs,

[email protected] March 13, 2011 - 11:41 pm

You may still be trying to fall in love, but I know I'm already in love with your wine bottle! Love at first sight, even without the added words. Fabulous!

Laura @ 52 FLEA March 13, 2011 - 11:52 pm

I love your canvas covered wine bottle and I think that you did an amazing job with your lettering!

Kathysue March 13, 2011 - 11:56 pm

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

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal March 14, 2011 - 12:17 am

That looks fabulous. I've never seen one like that and you made it even better with the writing. The clear bottle is beautiful too. Love the whole arrangement. Would love to find some of the metal baskets.

Roseanna March 14, 2011 - 12:53 am

The words added so much, although I loved (and coveted) it before too!
I have an old bottle…hmmm, might have to try canvasing it myself.

Pat March 14, 2011 - 12:54 am

Fabulous bottle redo, Sherry! The vignette is beautiful!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home March 14, 2011 - 12:55 am

Sherry, you've been busy! Love it all! Thanks for the tip about the open house, will have to check it out!

Gina March 14, 2011 - 1:02 am

I can certainly see why you would be falling in love with the bottle…it's gorgeous! The writing was the perfect touch.

The Polka Dot Closet March 14, 2011 - 1:17 am

Sherry, it is wonderful, I think that will be making the move!


Allison Shops March 14, 2011 - 1:25 am

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!


NanaDiana March 14, 2011 - 1:37 am

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

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia March 14, 2011 - 2:14 am

Seriously, this is fabulous, you know me and wine 🙂
It's beautiful!
Enjoy the new week!

La Borda Bleu March 14, 2011 - 2:25 am

never seen anything like this..very neat! the stencil looks perfect! xoxo's nancy

Lindy March 14, 2011 - 2:41 am

What a great copy — looks just like the inspiration, now. I'm still blown away my that table it's on. I love it!

Ruby Begonia'S March 14, 2011 - 2:44 am

Love the bottle- you did a fab job!!! Just found your website, I'll be back!!!! Happy Spring! Monica

Pamela March 14, 2011 - 3:12 am

Sherry you are so clever!!
This is just fab! I love it!!
Can't wait for Thursday's house tour!!

Linda @ A La Carte March 14, 2011 - 3:25 am

Sherry the bottle was great and now it's FABULOUS!! I love the words on it. Great job!

~ Regan March 14, 2011 - 3:55 am

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.

Martha March 14, 2011 - 9:15 am

You did really well with that bottle and it's part of a very pretty tablescape!

Gail March 14, 2011 - 10:04 am

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,

Amy @MaisonDecor March 14, 2011 - 11:31 am

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.

Mind Movies Reviews March 14, 2011 - 11:59 am

Those bottles are just lovely!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions March 14, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Oh yes, Sherry, that looks so good with the wording on it! I'm glad you tried it before you might have gotten rid of it.

Luciane at March 14, 2011 - 3:08 pm


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

Erin March 14, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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

Comeca Jones March 14, 2011 - 5:43 pm

How great for you I love it!

[email protected] The Vintage Nest March 14, 2011 - 8:32 pm

I know what I will be looking for tomorrow!! xoxo

Laurie Blaswich March 14, 2011 - 10:26 pm

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

Tamra March 14, 2011 - 10:28 pm

So simple yet so fantastic! Cest tres magnafique!

Sue (Someone's Mom) March 14, 2011 - 10:34 pm

Wow…what a change a little ink can make! No wonder you love it, it is fabulous!

A Perfect Setting March 14, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Hi Sherry! You are so clever, that bottle is so adorable. And it looks great on your console! Are you still on for your move? Keep me posted!!

sharpsfarm March 15, 2011 - 12:50 am

I love, love, love the wine bottle and basket especially with your added touch. I'm excitedly a new follower!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage March 15, 2011 - 3:17 am


thecrankyqueen March 15, 2011 - 3:42 am

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

Brandy and Fam March 16, 2011 - 1:33 pm

I'm your newest follower and LOVE you blog. This project is fabulous. Thanks for the amazing crafting inspiration.

[email protected] March 16, 2011 - 3:12 pm

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


Wine and Burlap TOGETHER! Nuttin Betta!

Miss Kitty March 16, 2011 - 2:26 pm

This is fabulous! I want to copy it ASAP!

[email protected] March 16, 2011 - 6:20 pm

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

Sharing with Sherri March 16, 2011 - 6:45 pm

You were right adding the lettering was just what the bottle needed! It looks wonderful, so does the entire display!


Rachel March 17, 2011 - 3:27 am

What an amazing transformation! I would think the stencling was original and a hundred + years old!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn March 17, 2011 - 4:29 pm

Ah I remember that wine bottle well. Looks lovely.

Kelly_Deal March 18, 2011 - 12:43 am

Hi Sherry! Gorgeous bottle!

Alison @ The Polohouse March 18, 2011 - 2:22 am

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!

Robin March 18, 2011 - 9:00 am

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

Kristy March 18, 2011 - 5:13 pm

I really like how this turned out and your display too!

At The Picket Fence March 18, 2011 - 8:19 pm

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!

Beck March 18, 2011 - 8:27 pm

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 🙂

julie March 19, 2011 - 2:18 am

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!

modern jane March 19, 2011 - 2:22 am

Just finding your blog and it is so inspiring! I love this project.. I'm doing it!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly March 19, 2011 - 3:18 am

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!


One Purple Dandelion March 19, 2011 - 3:20 am

The bottle is adorable, but the entire table, as a whole, is simply beautiful!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage March 19, 2011 - 4:31 am

Hi Sherry~ I adore this bottle- it is soo fantastic with the stencil!!! The basket is gorgeous too- I am going to have to keep my eye out at GW!!! Just love the whole vignette~ Thanks so much for sharing at FNF! 🙂

Sherry March 20, 2011 - 4:26 am

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!

[email protected] March 21, 2011 - 6:08 pm

New follower here!! LOVE that bottle…thinking I have something similar to play around with!

freckled laundry March 24, 2011 - 3:31 am

That is gorgeous Sherry! Love the basket too. I never find things like that at my GW. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday!


Vintage Barn 27 March 28, 2011 - 8:53 am

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!

Easy French July 29, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Great find ! That's a beautiful French wine bottle 🙂


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