Yes, I bought burlap. I was surprised, too. I was at Joann's by myself, which is a rare occurrence in and of itself, and I spotted an entire shelf of holiday-themed, printed burlap. I had to back the cart up. I'm not sure why, but I immediately thought of wine gift bags. There were a few people in line after me who overheard my conversation with the patient woman cutting my pile. . . and they wound up buying burlap, too. I felt like I'd won something. I actually have won something lately — from the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day — but I'll return to that at a later date. ;)
This tutorial is so ridiculously easy I didn't even take process photos. I know! It's as though I've had a temporary personality transplant, because as you may have noticed, I take pictures of everything. Don't worry, it's only a fleeting, Christmas prep moment. So here's what you do: Buy burlap. They even had TWO kinds of John Deere burlap. I restrained myself, even though Jason would have liked it. It was for wine. Granted, that might make for a good disguise. But I digress. Take said burlap home and cut a 28 x 6" rectangle. Fold it in half lengthwise with wrong sides facing, and stitch the edges with 1/4" seams. Insert wine. Cut a 36" piece of wide ribbon and tie a bow. Ta da! That's it. For a more complicated project, you can even fray the edges and top of the burlap a little. I frayed only the top edge.
These bags were designed for an average-sized wine bottle: 12" high with a circumference of 10". Adjust as necessary. The birds and holiday themes are cool, but I couldn't leave the mustaches behind. If you can think of any other uses for mustache-printed burlap, I'd love to hear it! I of course bought too much.