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DIY wine tote with leather handle

Apothic wine asked me to create a project for their Apothic Handcrafted set of DIYs over on their Facebook page. I made this wine tote with a chunky leather handle after thinking about those two classic hostess gifts, wine and flowers. It’s created from two tall, skinny wine bottle bags that are secured side by side so you can bring along a bottle of wine and a bouquet or a baguette without fear of anything falling over or being crushed. You can give the tote as a gift, or do like I did and keep it all for yourself. I had a lot of fun creating this and it’s a good easy project if you want to learn to work with leather.

To see the step-by-step instructions visit the Apothic Handcrafted project page.

Because this project involves wine please let me just say: Content intended for users of legal drinking age where this page is being accessed.

· comments [13] · 06-27-2013 · categories:craft ·

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shannon // Jun 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Very cool!! Pdf from the facebook page isn’t working. Can you put it on your site too?

  • 2 Hayley // Jun 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Would LOVE to see this project, but the link isnt working :(

  • 3 megan // Jun 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Shannon and Hayley – Maybe try again? The link is working ok for me but you do have to be signed into Facebook. What do you see when you look at the page? I’ll try to figure out what is going on.

  • 4 Shannon // Jun 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I liked Apothic on facebook, and I can see your instructions in the facebook page, but when I click on the pdf link, I get:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /apothic/2013/handcrafted/pdf/apothic_wine_tote.pdf was not found on this server.
    Apache/2.2.16 (Ubuntu) Server at http://www.fbwineapps.com Port 443

    I use Windows Vista, Firefox.

  • 5 Katie // Jun 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I am happy for good bloggers when they get sponsors (and Not Martha is a great blog), but requiring us to visit a sponsor’s Facebook page, or to like the sponsor on FB in order to access content? Blech. No thanks!

  • 6 megan // Jun 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Katie – I do apologize, I wasn’t clear enough. Apothic hired me to create a DIY for their Handcrafted set on Facebook. This is a freelance project on my part, not a sponsored post. I certainly appreciate if you support me and future paid projects like this by visiting the content, but I’m equally as understanding if you choose not to.

    I’ve updated the wording in the post above in the hopes of making things a bit clearer.

  • 7 megan // Jun 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Shannon – Thanks, I’ll see what I can do and let them know about this problem!

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  • 9 Jen // Jun 29, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Someone brought one of their reds to my house for dinner once. It was quite nice. The pretty A logo on the label was memorable, though the full name not so much, so I didn’t realize it was the same until I looked more closely at the photo.

  • 10 Liz // Jul 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Fun idea. Your disclaimer about alcohol made me laugh for some reason. One could also use the same tote for a non-alcoholic beverage & flowers.

  • 11 megan // Jul 2, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Liz – I hope it wasn’t intrusive, it’s a legal requirement when talking about booze. But yes, the bag can hold anything – lemonaid! wooden spoons! rolling pins! knitting needles! uh… telescopes!

  • 12 not martha — DIY wine tote with leather handle | Various stuff // Jul 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    [...] Apothic wine asked me to create a project for their Apothic Handcrafted set of DIYs over on their Facebook page. I made this wine tote with a chunky leather handle after thinking about those two classic hostess gifts, wine and flowers. It’s created from two tall, skinny wine bottle bags that are secured side by side so you can bring along a bottle of wine and a bouquet or a baguette without fear of anything falling over or being crushed. You can give the tote as a gift, or do like I did and keep it all for yourself. I had a lot of fun creating this and it’s a good easy project if you want to learn to work with leather. Read more… [...]

  • 13 MaidMirawyn // Jul 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Cool project, and congrats on the freelance work. :) Easy, handy, and inventive project.

    I can’t access the PDF, either, by the way, and I’m logged in. Same message. But the directions are clear.

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