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Not all gifts fit nicely into rectangular boxes for wrapping. As a result, there will be times when you will need to wrap an oddly shaped gift, like a cylinder. Although this is tricky, it can be done. In order to wrap a cylinder-shaped gift, you can use a number of different methods. Try wrapping with paper and fold the ends like a fan or twist the ends to make the gift look like a candy. Alternatively, you could place the present in a gift bag for an easy wrapping solution.
Using a Fan Fold
Measure and cut the paper.
When you are wrapping a cylinder-shaped gift, you can easily measure out the amount of paper using the gift as a guide. Place the gift on the wrapping paper and make sure that the paper can go all the way around the cylinder. Cut the paper so that there is about a ½ inch of overlap. For the ends of the gift, pull up the paper on either side. The paper should be able to reach the center of the gift on both sides.
- It is always a good idea to give yourself a little bit of extra paper.
- Use a durable wrapping paper that does not tear easily.
Wrap the paper around the cylinder.
Once the paper has been cut, place the gift in the center of the paper with the good side of the wrapping paper facing downwards. Make a tiny ¼ inch fold on one of edges of the long side of paper. Place a strip of double-sided tape along this fold. Then wrap the paper around the cylinder and seal with the tape.
- Check to make sure the gift is in the center of the wrapping paper and adjust accordingly by sliding it into the middle.
Use your finger to create pleats.
Begin with one end of the gift. Take the seam of the wrapping paper and fold it into the center. Hold down the piece with one finger and then with your other hand grab the edge of the paper and pull it into the centre. This should begin to fold the paper like a fan with pleats. As you move around the cylinder you can use your finger to crease the pleats. Continue this process all the way around the gift.
- Once finished complete the same process on the other end of the gift.
Remove or hide any blemishes.
After you have created the fan fold at both ends of the gift you can remove any excess paper by cutting it off and taping the end down using double-sided tape. Alternatively, you could cut a small circle of wrapping paper, either using the same paper or a complementary color, and tape it at the centre of the end to cover up any blemishes.
Finish with a bow and/or ribbon.
Stand the cylinder-shaped gift upright and place it on the center of a long piece of ribbon. Pull the ribbon up the side of the gift and tie a knot in the center at the top of the gift. Cut the ribbon so that there are two long tails of ribbon on either side. Then add a bow to the center of the gift on top of the ribbon knot.
- If desired, you can curl the ribbon and let it hang down the sides of the gift.
- Alternatively, could put a bow on the top of the gift without adding a ribbon for a simpler look.
- Choose a bow and ribbon that complement the color of the wrapping paper. For example, if you are using a red paper with gold stars, you may want to use a gold ribbon and a gold bow.
Twisting the Ends
Measure and cut the paper.
When you are wrapping a cylinder gift using the twisting method, you will need more wrapping paper. Start by placing the gift on the wrapping paper and make sure you have enough paper to circle the gift. Leave a ½ inch of extra paper for overlap. For the ends of the gift, pull up the paper on either side and make sure that the paper fully covers the gift.
- The measurement for the ends does not need to be perfect, just make sure that you have an even amount on either side.
- It is best to have extra paper that can later be cut off if needed.
Wrap the paper around the cylinder.
Place a strip of double-sided tape along this fold. Then wrap the paper around the cylinder and seal with the tape.
- Make sure the gift is situated in the center of the tube and adjust by sliding the gift with your fingers.
Twist the paper at both ends.
Fluff out the excess paper at the end to make the gift look similar to a candy wrapper.
- This method works best for cylinder-shaped gifts that do not need to stand upright because the gift is meant to lay horizontally.
Tie the ends with ribbon.
You can take a piece of ribbon and tie it around the twisted part of wrapping paper on either end. Tie the ribbon in a knot and leave some excess ribbon hanging loose.
- Match the ribbon to the wrapping paper.
- Add a gift tag or card, if desired.
Creating a Sack
Place the gift in the center of the wrapping paper.
Use thick and high quality wrapping paper, so that it can support the weight of the gift.
Pull the opposite corners together.
Squeeze the paper close to the gift.
Pleat the paper.
Tie a ribbon around the paper.
Once you have folded or bunched the paper at the top of the gift you can tie a ribbon around the paper to hold it in place. Choose a ribbon that matches with the wrapping paper.
- Fluff up any excess paper.
Using a Gift Bag
Cover the gift with tissue paper.
This does not need to be done in any fancy way because it will be hidden in the gift bag.
Essentially, you just want to cover the gift with tissue paper.
So that it is not visible if someone glances into the bag.
Choose a gift bag that can support the gift.
For example, the entire gift should be able to fit in the bag.
Situate the gift inside the bag.
You will want to stand the gift upright in the bag so that it does not spill.
- Alternatively, if you are wrapping cloths that you have rolled into the shape of a cylinder you can lie them down horizontally in the bottom of the bag.
Add decorative tissue paper.
With the fluffed ends sticking out the top.
- Repeat this with three to four pieces of tissue paper.
- Choose tissue paper that matches with the color of the bag. You can use one color of tissue paper or multiple colors.
Things You’ll Need
- Wrapping Paper
- Gift Bag
- Measuring Tape
- Tissue Paper
- Gift Tag
About this item
- EXTRA LONG & CONVENIENT: That’s correct, you get 100’ ft. of everlasting Crystal Clear Cellophane Wrap. Its convenient 16” width is ideal for getting more wrapping done in less time!
- STRONGER DURABILITY: A 2.3 Mil thickness provides over 200% better durability than other 1 Mil market options. The extra thickness provides additional support for baskets, treats and wines! Giving you peace of mind on all your wrapping usage.
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- SANITARY & ALLURING: The 2.3 Mil thickness is great for keeping moisture and dirt out. Keeping your food and treats fresh and clean. The crystal clear quality keeps your gifts Alluring!
Clear Cellophane Wrap Roll | 100’ Ft. Long X 16” In. Wide | 2.3 Mil Thick Crystal Clear | Gifts, Baskets, Arts & Crafts, Treats, Wrapping | Food Grade Specifications.
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