DIY Wine Basket Ideas – Your Complete Guide 

A wine basket makes the perfect gift for all of the wine lovers in your life. It’s a great option for birthdays, holidays, and just as a general thank you for someone you appreciate.

Wine baskets are also a relatively unique gift, and we can guarantee that the person in question will be incredibly appreciative toward the effort you’ve gone to. 

DIY Wine Basket Ideas - Your Complete Guide 

Making your own wine basket can also be super fun, and there are many ways that you can customize it to make it personal to the person in question.

You can enjoy the whole process, from choosing the wine and the basket, to decorating it. 

Chances are that if this is your first time making a wine basket, that you have a whole bunch of questions that you want answered.

If this is the case, then we’ve compiled this handy guide that will help you through the whole process, and help you to create the perfect gift for your loved ones. 

To find out more, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look. 

Start With The Wine 

When it comes to making the perfect wine basket, the first thing you need to think about is the wine. Although this might seem obvious, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

It is, after all, the most important part of the entire basket, so you don’t want to get it wrong. 

The first thing you’re going to want to consider is how many bottles of wine you want to put in the basket. We would recommend choosing three if you want to make a smaller basket, or five if you want to make it larger.

Wine experts also recommend choosing ones in odd numbers, as these tend to look more aesthetically pleasing in the basket. 

If you don’t know precisely what varieties of wine your loved ones enjoy, then you can choose one white, one red, and one sparkling. The variety creates an element of fun.

In addition to this, if you’re a big wine lover yourself, we would recommend choosing wines which are personal to you. 

Perhaps you partook in a wine tasting experience (Also check out Wine Tasting Outfits), and there was one you really loved. Or, you may have tried an unusual wine on your travels somewhere?

These are great options for making your wine basket as personal as possible, and you’ll be able to give your loved ones the story behind your selections. 

Choose The Basket 

After you’ve chosen the varieties, as well as the number of wines you want to give your loved ones, the next step is to choose your basket.

The size of the basket, of course, will depend on how many bottles of wine you’ve selected.

Therefore, we’d recommend purchasing your basket from a store, rather than online, because this way you’ll be able to get a better sense of the fit. 

In terms of the basket you choose, we’d recommend making your gift sustainable, and choosing a basket that your friends will be able to use again and again.

Therefore, choosing a simple picnic basket will work really well. In addition to this, woven baskets also work really well, and your loved ones will be able to use them as storage after gifting them. 

Essentially, you want to make sure that your basket is as sturdy as possible, so that it can support the weight of your bottles.

It also should be relatively shallow, to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible, as well as being wide enough so that you can lie your wines lengthways.

If your basket is a bit too deep, then we’d recommend lining the bottom with some scrunched up tissue paper in order to give a more shallow illusion. 

You’ll be able to find an appropriate basket by looking in your local craft store. 

Accessorize The Basket 

Now that you’ve chosen the wine you’re planning to gift your loved ones, as well as the basket you’re planning on putting them inside, we can move on to discuss some of the different items you can use to accessorize it.

This is one of the most important elements of your wine basket, and will make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible. 

If you’re planning to give this wine basket to your loved ones because of a particular occasion, such as a holiday, then we’d recommend that you give your wine basket a theme.

So, for Christmas, you could choose lots of festive colors such as greens and reds.

Or, if you’re planning a springtime wine basket, then choose plenty of light pastel colors, and consider filling the basket with some dried or fresh flowers. 

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In addition to selecting a theme, there might be some additional items you would like to add to your wine basket.

A super easy option is to choose some cheeses, and place these in for your loved ones to enjoy along with the wine. You could also add in some cute little items such as cheese cutters as extra gifts. 

Another great option to use as a filler for your wine basket is a fancy wine opener, or you could place some wine chillers in the basket if you’ve chosen any white or pink wines.

In addition to this, you could also find a cute little pocket book that’s all about wine, to stick with the theme. 

Finally, if you really want to make your gift as luxurious as possible, you could even purchase your loved ones some glasses to put inside.

There are countless ways to accessorize your wine basket, and lots of things you can use to fill it up, so have fun getting creative with the whole process. 

Guide For Making The Perfect Wine Basket 

Now that we’ve covered all of the items you’ll require in order to make your wine basket, we can move on to discuss how to assemble it.

If this is your first ever wine basket, we provide all the instructions you’ll need to get started below. 

Step 1

In order to get started with making your wine basket, the first thing you’re going to need to do is to gather together all of the items and materials.

The first thing you’re going to need to do is gently scrunch up some tissue paper that you can place on the bottom of the  basket as a filler.

This will work to make the items in question stand out. You can choose tissue paper that’s color coordinated to the theme that you’re working on. 

Step 2

After you’ve filled up your basket with tissue paper, the next step is to fill it up with all of the items you’ve bought. This may take a little time, as you find the right way to arrange everything.

Spend some time trying some different combinations. One tip that we’d give here is to choose an item as your focal point, such as a wine book, and place this in the center, then arrange all of the other items around it. 

The taller items that you’ve purchased should always remain in the back, and the shorter items should be placed in the front.

Another tip that we’d like to give is to wrap your wine bottles up in wine towels, to create a ribbon like effect.

This will not only make the basket look more presentable, but it will also prevent the bottles from knocking together in the basket. 

Step 3

After you’ve filled your basket with each of the different items you’ve bought, and you’re happy with the result, you can then go ahead and wrap up the basket in some cellophane.

By wrapping the whole basket up in this material, it will prevent things from falling out, or moving around too much. 

You can tie the cellophane at the top (after you’ve cut it to size), with a simple ribbon. After you’ve done this, you can go ahead and add a gift tag addressed to your loved one. 

Final Thoughts 

To sum up, making the perfect wine basket is actually very easy. It’s just all about choosing the right items to put inside.

The key ingredient is choosing some great wines to place inside, and selecting an odd number of wines, as this will help to make it more pleasing to the eye. 

Make sure that you choose a basket that’s sustainable, and can be reused by your friends. It should also be shallow enough so that it can display all of your wines.

Fill up the basket with food items, wine gadgets, books, and trinkets. You can decorate your basket according to a theme, and choose ribbons and tissue papers that fall into that category. 

Finally, make sure that when you’re arranging your basket that you choose one item as the focal point, and place the larger items in the back, and the smaller items in the front. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Pack A Wine Basket? 

The best way to pack a wine basket is to simply wrap it in some cellophane. You’re going to want to scrunch it at the top, at the center point of the basket, and secure it with a twist tie. You can use a colored ribbon to decorate it. 

Can You Put Cheese In A Wine Basket? 

Yes – cheese is a great option for putting inside your wine basket.

One of the best things about including cheese is that there are so many varieties to choose from, and you can select ones that work well with the wines you’ve chosen. 

Sarah Perez
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