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How to Easily Make a Wedding Wine Basket

Looking for a great bridal shower gift? Make a wedding milestone wine basket. It’s fun to put together and is such a thoughtful gift! Be sure to download your free year of first wine labels. 

Recently, I took a little break from the home project list to work on some crafty things for my dear friend Meg’s bridal shower (check out the funniest bridal shower game we did too).

My fellow bridesmaids and I wanted to make a first year of marriage milestone wine basket that would include 12 bottles of wine for our her first year of marriage.

After scouring the Internet, I couldn’t find what I needed – so I created my own. I’m including the printables for you too!

Perfect wedding or shower gift! Making a milestone wedding wine basket!

First, I choose 12 occasions that Meg and Steve would celebrate during their first year of marriage.

I wanted to pick milestones that they would definitely enjoy their initial 12 months of being married, such as first Christmas, first Valentine’s Day, first snowfall.

I didn’t want to use occasions such as first baby and first home – because those milestones might not be in the couple’s immediate plans.

Therefore, the occasions I went with were wedding night, first New Year’s, first Valentine’s Day, first snowfall, first spring bloom, first beach trip, first big purchase, first dinner party, first fight, first Christmas, first Thanksgiving, and first anniversary.

Next, I needed tags to go with each milestone.

I used cute poems that fit the occasion and I fitted them all to one sheet of paper with the titles running vertically.

This made it easy to print just one sheet of paper for all of the tags.

Download the Wedding Wine Basket Tags

The wedding wine basket tag is a PDF, and it is not personalized, meaning none of these poems include the bride or groom’s name. Therefore, it’s easy for you to simply print, cut, and attach. No formatting necessary 🙂

Making the Wine Basket Tags

First, I printed the wine tag sheet out on thick manila paper. Afterward, I used squiggly scissors to cut out each blurb. Squiggly scissors are my favorite because they hide my lack of ability to cut in a straight line.

​Then, I took out my scrapbook paper collection and cut out tags. I coordinated the scrapbook paper colors and designs with the occasion. After that, I glued the poems to the tags, punched a hole in each, and voila!

Choosing the Wines for the Wedding Basket

Ash and I then took a trip to Joe Canal’s, a discount liquor store, for the bottles of wine.

We had a ton of fun, as we ended up matching the occasions to the names of the wines. Although, this wasn’t the initial plan, Joe Canal’s had such a great selection that it was easy and fun to pair each milestone with wine.

We found a Christmas Chardonnay to go with the first Christmas tag, Jersey Blush to go with first beach trip, a wine called 30 degrees to go with first snowfall, and the list goes on.

Putting the Basket Together

To attach the tags to the wine, I simply cut a piece of ribbon and tied it in a bow around the neck of the bottle. I then bought a basket from Michael’s and covered the bottom of the basket in tissue paper.

Then, I added the title “Quenching Your Thirst Through a Year of Firsts” and a sign that said “Carry from the bottom.”

​Twelve bottles of wine get heavy!

Wedding Wine Basket Bliss

Overall, the first year of marital bliss wine basket turned out great! At the shower, the bridesmaids and guests loved it, raving over it.

​Additionally, a few sweet older women at the shower asked me if they could find the idea on the Internet. 🙂

Perfect DIY Wedding Gift - First Year of Marriage Milestone Basket with free printables!

Moreover, recently a friend of mine was looking for a special gift for her nephew’s engagement party. She asked me if I had any ideas for the couple that had everything.

She LOVED this idea and put together her own, also adding a beer of the month club gift too to keep with the theme. I thought that was another cute idea!

Overall, the milestone wedding wine basket is a creative, fun, and unique project, with plenty of opportunities to add a personal touch. ​And of course, Meg and Steve loved it too.

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  1. Love this idea! I have two brothers getting married within the year and wanted to do something just like this! I tried the download list, but it wouldn’t work! Thanks for all the great ideas and the various firsts – I agree with avoiding the first home and first baby.


      1. Hi Maysa, Just sign up for the tags under the “download” heading and you will get emailed the link and password after you confirm.

  2. Lovely and wonderful idea for a wedding wine basket. Thanks so much for sharing this <3

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks so much, Athalia! 🙂 It always goes over well 🙂

  3. Missy Libengood says:

    What an absolutely lovely idea!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Missy!! 🙂

  4. Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

    Great idea! I recently did something much smaller for a friend’s 40th birthday. I think putting together gift baskets are so much fun. Visiting from Show + Tell party.

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Victoria! 🙂 I love to put them together, too! And people love receiving creative gifts.:)

  5. Lisa/Syncopated Mama says:

    This is such a fun gift idea – it’s just the type of thing that I love to give the most! Pinning!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks so much, Lisa! Me too :))

  6. ShootingStarsMag says:

    This is a great idea! I don’t drink, but I know most of my friends do, so this would be a nice idea when some of them start getting married. #happynowlinkup

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks so much! Yes, it goes over so well!! 🙂

  7. what a fab idea, I’ve not seen anything like it before. Pinning because I just know I’m going to need this idea one day! Thanks so much

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Julie!! And thanks for the pin! 🙂

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks Jess! Would love to!

  8. This is a very cute idea! Did you pick the ‘Simply Naked’ wine for wedding night? lol!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Rachel! YES Lol!!

  9. What a cute idea! I know we wouldn’t have complained about a case of wine when we got married. And to have them earmarked for so many firsts…love that. Thanks for joining us at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      LOL me neither, Leslie! 🙂

  10. This is a super, super cute idea. Pinning! Becasue I can never think of gifts for my wine drinking inlaws. lol

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      LOL Pamela, you have me cracking up! 🙂

  11. This is such a unique and sweet idea, I bet your friend loved it! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this weekend!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Katrin! She did 🙂

  12. Cristina Po says:

    Oh, these look so nice. What a great idea for a present!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Cristina! 🙂

  13. This is adorable! You really are the basket making queen. You have such thoughtful, creative and fun ideas 🙂

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Jen lol!

  14. This is a new fresh idea. I am sure the couple will really enjoy the wine and the thoughtfulness. Glad I came across this post. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Aww thanks so much, Leanna!

  15. What a cute idea!! I love your tags! Pinning 🙂

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thank you so much, Susanne!:)

  16. Thanks for sharing on Funtastic Friday! Have a great week!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Heidi! You too:)

  17. Sharon@bluewillowhouse says:

    Adorable idea. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks:)) have a great week, Sharon!

  18. Ahhhh! I love this idea. The perfect gift for sure!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks so much Amanda!:))

  19. Helen at Pleasures of the NW says:

    What a really fun idea!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks Helen! It was fun to do:)

  20. Sue Loncaric says:

    What a lovely idea and one the couple would have some fun with during their first year of marriage. Thanks for sharing with us at #Overthemoon

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks so much, Sue:) it’s a fun one to make and give!

  21. Sue Loncaric says:

    Hello! Congratulations! Your post was my favourite pick for this week’s OvertheMoon Link Up and will be featured next week. Have a lovely weekend x

  22. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

    Wow – thanks, Sue!! Super excited :))

  23. Lisa J O'Driscoll says:

    This is such a cute idea! I would have loved to get it as a gift! Thanks so much for joining us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks, Lisa! Haha me too! 🙂

  24. Cathy Lawdanski says:

    Cutest idea ever! So clever. Pinning!

  25. What a great gift idea! The labels are perfect.

    1. Eileen @ Just Measuring Up says:

      Thanks Sherry! It was so fun to put together:)

  26. What are some of the other kinds of wine used to match up with the tags. I’m not always the most creative person (I just need a jump start from time to time).


    1. Oh gosh – I don’t think I can remember many of them. We did a wine with a Christmas tree on it for the Christmas tag, Jersey Blush (like Jersey Shore) for first beach trip, Little Black Dress for New Years, Simply Naked for the wedding night tag, and 30 Degrees for first snowfall, and I think a flowery title for First Bloom. I tried to plan ahead and pick some out (and google them), but I didn’t get very far. It was much quicker to go to the store to find them. And, I definitely recommend a wholesaler or warehouse type of store because there will be tons of choices that will get your creativity going 🙂

  27. Hi do you have a link for the printable tag sheet please? Thank you

    1. Hi Rya, Yes, just use the sign up box above and you will have access to the printable tag sheet and more:)

  28. I can’t seem to find a way to download the printables. I subscribed and verified my email. Now what?

    1. Hi Karen, After you verify your email, you get a link with the library and password. Maybe it ended up in a junk folder? I’ll email it over to you:)

  29. What a wonderful idea!!! Thank you for the printable as well

    1. You’re welcome Jill! I’m glad it’s helpful:)

  30. Where can I find the PDF link

    1. Hi Rachael, Just sign up for our mailing list and the link and password for our resource library will be emailed to you:)

  31. Cathy Preibisch says:

    love this idea! Thanks!

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