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How To Decorate A Wine Bottle With Ribbon

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Decorating a wine bottle with ribbon is one of my favorite ways to create inexpensive centerpieces for parties. It’s super easy to do and with so many different types of ribbon available, you can create a variety of looks.

how to decorate a wine bottle with ribbon

Setting up dinner parties and creating beautiful, memorable events that my friends and family will always remember is always one of my goals when I’m entertaining.

One way to really make your homemade event shine is by creating decorations that are one-of-a-kind and special.

And decorating a wine bottle with ribbon is one of the easiest ways to do this without spending a lot of money.

With all the colors, shapes and textures of ribbons that are available, it’s simple to create simple decorations that are unique to your party.

There are a three different ways you can attach ribbon to the bottle, depending on what type of ribbon you are using.

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If you prefer to watch a video, all of these techniques are demonstrated (along with a few other ideas) in the following video on decorating wine bottles:


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Here’s what you’ll need to decorate a wine bottle with ribbon.


  • ribbon up to 6″ in width – Ribbon that is wider than this is hard to lay flat on the bottle.


Prep work

You may want to prep your wine bottle before you attach the ribbon.

This includes removing the labels, washing the bottle and spray painting it (if you want it to be a different color).

To find all the details for doing this, read how to spray paint wine bottles.

Method #1 – For narrower ribbon

For narrower ribbon that is less than 4 inches wide, it is easiest to use a glue gun. Mostly because the repositionable adhesive tends to cover a wide area of the bottle, so the narrow ribbon won’t cover it all.

Glue gun putting glue on a narrow ribbon beside a black wine bottle

Add a line of hot glue along one end of the ribbon.

Narrow ribbon being stuck on a black wine bottle with glue

Stick the end onto the bottle where you want it.

Make sure it is lined up straight.

End of a ribbon being attached to a wine bottle with a glue gun

Wrap the ribbon around the bottle and hot glue the other end to the bottle.

Excess ribbon being cut

Cut off the extra ribbon.

Black wine bottle with 3 layers of gold mesh ribbon wrapped around it

If you want to have more rows of ribbon (like this bottle that has 3 of them), you can repeat the same steps to add more layers.

Avoid wrapping the ribbon around sections of the bottle that are on an angle since that will make it difficult to get the ribbon to lay flat.

Method #2 – For wide ribbon

bottle being sprayed with repositionable adhesive

If you are using a wide ribbon (4 inches or wider), then using repositionable adhesive is the easiest way to glue it on.

Spray the area of the wine bottle where you want to attach the ribbon with the repositionable adhesive.

I like to do this in an empty cardboard box since it keeps the adhesive from going everywhere.

I find that putting wide ribbon around the bottom of the bottle works the best since you can line it up with the bottom edge to keep it straight.

Of course, you are free to change the position if you want to.

wide ribbon being attached to a wine bottle

Wrap the ribbon around the bottle where you sprayed the adhesive.

Since the glue is repositionable, you can lift the ribbon up and move it if you don’t get it on right the first time.

excess ribbon being cut off the bottle

Cut off any excess ribbon.

Method #3 – For strings of pearls or beads

Using a glue gun method will also work for attaching strings of faux pearls or beads to a wine bottle.

Glue gun putting glue on a wine bottle

Put a line of glue on the bottle where you want the beginning of the string to be attached.

String of faux pearls being attached to a wine bottle with glue

Attach the first end of the string to the glue.

Do this quickly so it doesn’t have a chance to dry.

String of pearls being wound around the neck of a wine bottle

Then wrap the string around the bottle tightly as many times as you want to.

You may need to hold the string at the starting point to make sure it doesn’t move.

The end of a string of pearls being attached to the top of a wine bottle with a glue gun

Finally, attach the other end of the string with another line of hot glue.

Excess string of pearls being cut off of the wine bottle

Cut off the excess string.

A string of pearls wrapped around the top of a wine bottle

If the beads are slipping, you may need to add a line of glue around the bottom edge of the string to keep it in place.

Then the ones above should stay.

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