DIY Felt Santa Hat Wine Bottle Topper

December 15, 2017

This Christmas, ditch the gift bag and give wine bottles a handmade touch with a personalized DIY Felt Santa Hat Wine Bottle Topper!

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I’m a pretty easy person to shop for, but if anyone is ever stuck on gift ideas for me, a bottle of wine is always a good gift!  I won’t say “no” to a bottle of wine!  It’s a staple in my kitchen.  I cook with it and like to unwind at the end of the night with a glass (or two).  When it comes to wine, I really don’t discriminate.  I like red, white, rosé, and even green wine.  Depending on my mood, I’ll drink dry or sweet, too.  It doesn’t really matter.  Price isn’t too big of a deal either.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever bought a bottle over $20 (shoutout to “Two Buck Chuck”)!  

There are a few people on my Christmas list that are wine drinkers, too, so it’s always an easy gift to include.  Only one person is being gifted a bottle of wine this year, but I might show up to my family’s holiday gathering with a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio or Merlot.  If you’re bringing a bottle of wine with you to your holiday gatherings or just want to give a bottle as a gift this year, you need to make this super easy DIY and dress up the bottle for Christmas!

It’s always so easy just to grab a gift bag from the liquor store while you’re shopping for wine.  They’re usually about a dollar a piece and hanging up near the register.  One stop shopping!  But I love adding a handmade, personalized touch to my gifts.  This Christmas, top your wine bottle with an adorable felt Santa hat!  I promise you, you won’t break the bank with this idea and it’s going to make your bottle of wine look super cute and festive!

So let’s talk about price.  Now is the time to shop for holiday craft supplies!  I’ve seen holiday supplies and decorations already marked down 60-70 percent!  Felt is incredibly cheap.  We’re talking under 50 cents.  Pom-poms are pretty cheap, too.  The trim on the hats is actually a faux fur ribbon.  Of course, you can use craft fur.  I also decided that it would be cute to write names on these hats, so I used a bottle of silver glitter glue that I already had in my craft box.

I know, I know.  My name is on the hat.  But I obviously couldn’t write my recipient’s name on it!  Plus, I’m not going to give a bottle of Charles Shaw as a gift.  I love me some “Two Buck Chuck,” but come on!  It’s $2.99 and I’m not a Scrooge!  So this bottle’s going to stay in my kitchen until I decide to uncork it….which will probably be very soon.

I’m all stocked up on felt and pom-poms so I can make a couple more Santa hats for last minute gifts and gatherings.  Plus, these hats look pretty darn cute all on their own.  So when the wine bottle’s empty, hold onto the hat!  Add it to your tree or display it with your holiday decor.  Throw some lights into the empty wine bottle and “voila!”  Instant Christmas decoration!



  1. Heat a hot glue gun.  While the glue gun is heating, form felt into a cone shape. 
  2. When the glue gun is hot, glue the edges of the cone together.  Cut off excess felt on the bottom.
  3. Next, add the fur trim around the bottom edge of the felt cone.  Cut to size and glue into place.
  4. Add a white pom-pom onto the top of the cone.
  5. Write your recipient’s name on the hat with silver glitter glue.
  6. Allow glitter glue to dry completely, add hat to a wine bottle, and gift!

Okay. So what have we learned today? Jess likes her wine.  Any wine. Charles Shaw, although it’ll do most days, makes you look like a Scrooge if you gift it.  And Santa hats make wine bottles look absolutely freaking adorable!  This Christmas, ditch the gift bag and play dress up with your wine bottles instead!



  • Reply Cris of Kiss My Tulle December 15, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    That is really freaking cute! Now, make some for my Diet Coke bottles. 😉

    • Reply Jessica December 15, 2017 at 7:44 PM

      Thanks so much! These would look really cute on those old glass Coke bottles!

  • Reply Jessica Scull December 15, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    This is absolutely adorable!!!

  • Reply Deb December 15, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    Super cute and festive idea! Love it!

  • Reply Courtney December 16, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    That is too cute for words!

  • Reply carrie @ frugal foodie mama December 17, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    This is such a cute way to dress up a bottle of wine for the holidays! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica December 17, 2017 at 9:53 AM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Sara @ Magical Mama Blog December 18, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    My friends and I have a “Wine Wednesday” every week and this is a perfect addition to our bottle exchange this week! Thanks for the fin idea!

    • Reply Jessica December 18, 2017 at 5:47 PM

      Ooh! “Wine Wednesday” sounds like fun! I hope you and your friends enjoy your festive bottles this week! If you share this DIY, definitely tag me @lavidaholoka or use the hashtag #livinglavidadiy! 🙂

  • Reply Antionette M Blake December 19, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    These are cute, especially for holiday hostess gifts.

    • Reply Jessica December 19, 2017 at 7:08 PM

      This would definitely make a cute hostess gift for the holidays! Thank you!

  • Reply Christine December 21, 2017 at 1:21 AM

    So cute! Definitely going to come in handy the next week. Thanks for posting on Inspiration Monday 🙂

    • Reply Jessica December 21, 2017 at 2:24 PM

      It’s such an easy project to make that you’ll definitely be able to whip a few of these up in no time! I hope these make wonderful gifts for someone! And don’t forget – if you make your own, tag me on social media @lavidaholoka and use the hashtag #livinglavidadiy! Have a great holiday! 🙂

  • Reply Susan December 22, 2017 at 12:51 PM

    My favorite crafts are those that look harder than they really are, and this one certainly qualifies. It really upgrades the bottle to a more personal gift. And I really like the commenter’s idea of doing this with soda bottles as well!

    • Reply Jessica December 23, 2017 at 9:21 PM

      Thanks so much! And yes! You can definitely use this project with any bottle. So those who may not drink alcohol (or kids) can still have their very own personalized Santa hat!

  • Reply Jen at Satsuma Designs December 22, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    So cute!! happy holidays!

    • Reply Jessica December 23, 2017 at 9:19 PM

      Thanks so much! Happy Holidays, to you too!

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge December 27, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Okay, so this is totally adorable! I will keep this in mind for next year, for sure. Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge!


    • Reply Jessica December 28, 2017 at 9:43 AM

      Thanks so much! Hope you had a great holiday!

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