I believe I saw this idea in a winter 2010 issue of Country Living if my memory serves me right. During a recent trip to Good Will in search of a variety of non-essential things, I stumbled upon some sale sweaters for $1.50. When I discovered this pretty pink one, I immediately thought of the sweater cozy idea as a quick and inexpensive way to make a little "Valentine" mantel decor. You could, of course, use a sweater of any color that suites your fancy. I think these covered bottles would look great in a vignette of different shapes, sizes and with sweaters in similar colorways. I think I need to get to work on that.
Here's a brief tutorial for making a Wine Bottle Sweater Cozy.
1. First you need a empty and clean wine bottle. For this project, you wouldn't even need to remove the label since it is covered up!
2. Pull one sleeve of your sweater over the top of the wine bottle.
3. Then, cut off the sleeve at the top of the bottle.
4 and 5. Next, you need to gather the sweater at the top of the bottle and cut the extra material. Pull the extra material into a triangle and cut along side the bottle. When the fabric is removed, you will have a V-shaped gap.
6. Stitch the gap together so that the cover fits snugly around the curves of the bottle. Don't worry about making perfect stitches as you can see mine are haphazardly placed...I just put that side toward the wall!
That's it. Quick. Easy. Cheap and Cute.
P.S. Here's another way I dress up wine bottles.