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How-Tuesday: Confetti Bomb

Dec 20, 2011

by luckandtape

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Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve shown you how to package gifts in pyramidal fashion and how to upcycle regular materials around the house for a more traditional rectangular look. But what about those bottles of wine, champagne or sparkling cider for your holiday party hosts? Is there a creative way to wrap those? Of course there is!


  • Bottle
  • Plastic wrap
  • Tissue paper
  • Confetti or glitter
  • Masking tape
  • Ribbon or tie (we used tie from KNOT & BOW)


1. Wrap bottle in tissue paper.
2. Lay out long rectangle of plastic wrap.
3. Sprinkle glitter or confetti on 1/2 of the sheet.
4. Lay the bottle down and tape one side of the sheet to the bottle.
5. Tightly roll the bottle in the plastic wrap, tape the end down.
6. Tie a bow around neck of bottle.

Thanks for tuning in with Virginia Kralvejic and Abby Walton. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!


  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz said 9 years ago

    simple and practical, yet totally rad and cool looking. well done + thank you!

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 9 years ago

    That is awesome.

  • SecondEditionJewelry

    SecondEditionJewelry said 9 years ago

    Great idea! I'm going to try this out.

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 9 years ago

    Nice! Thanks!

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 9 years ago

    easy and gorgeous!!!! I will do it, no doubt! Thank you gals! ✮

  • Grafxquest

    Grafxquest said 9 years ago

    I love this! What a great idea...I was thinking that if you added some flowers or tree sprigs with tiny stars tied to them that would make a great center piece for the tables too! Nice thanks!

  • Erinle

    Erinle said 9 years ago

    So simple yet so amazing! I will try it for sure, thank you for your wonderful gift wrapping ideas:)

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 9 years ago

    carpet beware

  • playfulpup

    playfulpup said 9 years ago

    Love this!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    oooohhh, fun!!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 9 years ago


  • DecoFamara

    DecoFamara said 9 years ago


  • SayitWithPaper

    SayitWithPaper said 9 years ago

    Really adds an element of whimsy to it.

  • audreytolove

    audreytolove said 9 years ago

    love this!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    amysfunkyfibers said 9 years ago

    So fun! I know my kids would enjoy this as well.

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 9 years ago

    Thank's for the idea! I am going to try!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 9 years ago

    I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  • rococovintage

    rococovintage said 9 years ago

    What an incredibly lovely and simple idea!! xxo

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 9 years ago

    Wonderful idea!

  • driftforever

    driftforever said 9 years ago


  • peshka

    peshka said 9 years ago

    Cool !!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Love this!!!

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 9 years ago

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  • happygohandmade

    happygohandmade said 9 years ago

    Great idea for anytime of year really! Thanks for the tips!

  • designsbytaylor2u

    designsbytaylor2u said 9 years ago

    great idea!

  • PaisleyPeaFabrics

    PaisleyPeaFabrics said 9 years ago

    I was expecting something that spews confetti from the title!

  • truthbeautyandlove27

    truthbeautyandlove27 said 9 years ago

    fantastic idea!

  • nekote

    nekote said 9 years ago

    So was I!

  • CreaShines

    CreaShines said 9 years ago

    Such a cool project!! Thanks for sharing :D Happy Holidays!

  • melaniegudgel

    melaniegudgel said 9 years ago

    how stupid are you? wrapping a bottle or anything else is not cute nor funny. it can be dangerous to animals. I hope your glittery xmas sucks!

  • uniquefabricgifts

    uniquefabricgifts said 9 years ago

    Easy and cute. Thank you!

  • rushgirl2112

    rushgirl2112 said 9 years ago

    It looks nice and all, but I for one would not relish the thought of picking little pieces of confetti or glitter out of the carpet until next Christmas if someone chose to give one of these to me.

  • SmarmyPantsHippo

    SmarmyPantsHippo said 9 years ago

    I suppose it's okay as long as somebody else has to clean up all that glitter and you don't expect an invite to next year's Christmas party.

  • greyedout

    greyedout said 9 years ago

    The glitter/confetti everywhere after you unwrap would make me cry. The stars aren't too bad, but I can't imagine doing this to someone with glitter. :( Maybe a better idea would be to draw a beautiful design on the tissue paper instead?

  • frenchbow

    frenchbow said 9 years ago

    A bottle wrapped in saran wrap just seems a little bit tacky to me, especially when you could do something with the tissue, like stamp/paint/print.

  • lovinffhmusic

    lovinffhmusic said 9 years ago

    Oh darn! I was hoping it would be a literal "confetti bomb".

  • lezwecan

    lezwecan said 9 years ago

    This is such a great idea. It's super creative and interesting as well as something i've never seen before. As far as picking up confetti pieces, I'm pretty sure you're not giving the wine to a toddler. Totally into Abby's projects!!

  • juicylucydanger

    juicylucydanger said 9 years ago

    This might rock someone's Christmas sock, but it would definitely bomb with my kith and kin.

  • DominiquePitts

    DominiquePitts said 9 years ago

    haha i was actually hoping for a 'real' confetti bomb, but this is also cool :)

  • carolinabenoit11

    carolinabenoit11 said 9 years ago

    Lovely idea! And I am crazy about confetti so this will do! :)

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 9 years ago

    Awesome idea!

  • ZenBrush

    ZenBrush said 9 years ago

    I will definitely make one!

  • LouiseRS

    LouiseRS said 9 years ago

    feel like i just watched oprah. bit on the tacky side.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Great idea!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 9 years ago

    filing for future reference

  • HandmadeIsAllAround

    HandmadeIsAllAround said 9 years ago

    Pretty! Good idea!

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 9 years ago

    So glam!

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 9 years ago

    Bookmarked..! =)

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    wow thats so easy yet really effective! love the look : )

  • SilverFirsFarm

    SilverFirsFarm said 9 years ago

    awww was totally hoping this was something you could throw at someone and it would POOF glitter bomb them.... hmm... ideas...

  • VintageChinchilla

    VintageChinchilla said 9 years ago

    This would be so cute even for a "regular" gift! Cute idea! :)

  • AftrskewlXprmnt

    AftrskewlXprmnt said 9 years ago

    This is so cute! When I clicked it, I thought they were going to be instructions for making an actual exploding thing that fills the air with confetti. Oh well, this is a cool idea too. :)

  • AriaCouture

    AriaCouture said 9 years ago

    Anyone who couldn't figure out how to do something like this without instructions must not have gone to kindergarten or first grade. I guess that helps explain the current state of education (or lack of) in America.

  • Blinkett

    Blinkett said 9 years ago

    @Aria I think it is just for the idea... which many people might not have even thought of. I do like how the glitter pieces wont come off in your hands or end up all over the place. My least favorite thing about glitter.

  • crnicholls

    crnicholls said 9 years ago

    Video never played for me, I hope the resdt of you were able to see it.

  • malpanka

    malpanka said 9 years ago

    saran wrap? seriously? i'm with the people who say it's a BIT on the tacky side. This would look acceptable with thicker and stiffer cellophane. Still, it's the third video in a series and i'm still asking myself "Why do a video tutorial on something so simple and cheap-looking? Isn't etsy a site for grown-up, CRAFTY people? I'm sure many of the users can, and would like to make something a little more complicated but genuinely pretty and tidy.

  • mymatador

    mymatador said 9 years ago

    WOW - thanks Abby for this cute project ! I already had all these things at my house - Bonus ! opened it up with NO MESS - The glitter sticks to the saran wrap!! ( I happen to have green saran and gold music note glitter) my girlfriend thought it was so cute she saved the wrap for another bottle.

  • HeatherLucille

    HeatherLucille said 9 years ago

    I am going to try this idea with acetate (a little more sophisticated than the saran wrap) and pine needles. I hope it will smell and look lovely! Thank you for the idea! Note: I was thinking this was going to be an exploding glitter bomb too! That would be perfect for New Year's Eve!

  • bombastitch

    bombastitch said 9 years ago

    Super cute!!!!!

  • orloSubito

    orloSubito said 9 years ago

    Nice idea!!!! I used my bottle cozy for my bottle gifts this year!!:-D

  • BoxEleven

    BoxEleven said 9 years ago

    such a great idea! i sort of have an affinity for tissue paper and sparkly things.... thanks for the clever tutorial!!

  • donaldadmire

    donaldadmire said 9 years ago

    i guess i just don't see the beauty in this one. looks like a cheap draft project gone wrong to me.

  • ethicBioskin

    ethicBioskin said 9 years ago


  • Dewdropsdreams

    Dewdropsdreams said 9 years ago

    Oooooh, this was so cool!!! Cant wait to create my own fun gift wrap at home!!!!

  • NatKR

    NatKR said 9 years ago

    this looks so lovely. but its super easy! i'm totally gonna try this! :D

  • darlicioushouse

    darlicioushouse said 9 years ago

    very pretty and fun!

  • tableclothpad

    tableclothpad said 9 years ago

    SO great i like this.

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