It’s no secret that I’m head over heels in love with my bike. Mr. Lovely surprised me with it one birthday — ohhh MAN it was a good one. I had no clue, and we walked out to the garage to leave for breakfast and it was sitting there with a big bow on it and I didn’t even register that it might be for me. I think it might be the best gift I’ve ever gotten to date. We ride our bikes all over town, we dress them up, we take them traveling. We’re a biking family, guys. And I am so stinking excited to be partnering with Pure Fix Cycles for perhaps our coolest giveaway ever — you can win the Pure Crosby Bike, just like mine!
But first, because obviously you’ll need a way to transport some celebratory champagne on your new bike, a DIY. Every good bike needs a way to carry a little bubbly, right? Okay, okay — it works for wine too if that’s your thing. This fancy little wine bottle carrier is a snap to make and looks totally profesh. We figured out all the measurements for ya so all you have to to is cut the leather, hammer a few rivets, and take off to a picnic on your new wheels. Follow along below to make your own!
- four pieces of this leather
- rivets and setter kit
- two 3/4″ buckles (we found ours at Michaels with all the other leather crafting supplies)
- leather punch
Make Time: 1 Hour
Step 1: Cut all of your leather pieces. Follow the diagram to cut them all to the right size. We’ve labeled each piece to make the steps easier to follow! On the two small pieces, cut a small slit at the halfway point and insert your buckles on each of them.
Step 2: Start by connecting piece 6 and piece 5 together into a T shape with rivets (there should be instructions for the rivets in your kit), with piece 6 on the top and piece 5 on the bottom. Align the edges so that the top of piece 5 is flush with the top of piece 6.
Step 3: Connect piece 1 to the bottom of your T; overlap about 2 inches of piece 5 on the underside of piece 1.
Step 4: Connect piece 4 to both sides of piece 1, creating a cradle for the bottle. You’ll overlap about 1 3/4″ on both sides; piece 4 should be on the outside of piece 1.
Step 5: Fold piece 7 in half and connect it to piece 1, facing the buckle toward the open part of the cradle.
Step 6: Fold piece 8 in half and connect it to piece 6, facing the buckle in the same direction as the first.
Step 7: Fold piece 6 into a circle large enough to fit around the neck of a wine bottle (it should overlap by about 1 inch). Connect the circle with rivets.
Step 8: Connect pieces 2 and 3 to pieces 6 and 1; align them to the pieces with the buckles so that they’ll clasp evenly.
Step 9: Test it out on your back bike rack (it’ll also work on the center bar of a men’s bike!). Punch a single hole in pieces 2 and 3 at the length where you’d like the bottle to hang. Attach it and you’re all set to party!
How fun is this?! I love outfitting my wheels with cool little accessories for cruising around. And now, the good stuff! You have a chance to win my exact bike, this pretty little Crosby from Pure Fix! We’re hosting the giveaway on Instagram, so head over and find out how to enter! It’s a piece of cake. I can’t WAIT to give one of you lucky duckies a set of wheels for the holidays. Big thanks to the gang at Pure for helping us celebrate! xoxo