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How To Wrap A Cylinder Gift Step By Step

How To Wrap A Cylinder Gift: Step By Step Guide (2022)

Last Updated on September 12, 2022 by Kimberlee Johnson

Do you have a cylindrical gift that you need to wrap? Maybe it’s a bottle of wine or a candle. Don’t worry. We’re here to help!

We’ll show you how to wrap a cylinder gift in this step-by-step guide. Let’s get started!

7 Steps On How to Wrap A Cylinder Gift

rounded cylindrical gift  with red ribbons and red dot texture paper

1. Gather All the Necessary Materials

Before you begin wrapping your gift, it is important to gather all the necessary materials.

You will need a roll of wrapping paper, scissors, tape, and a ribbon or bow. If you have a gift box, you may also need tissue paper.

Once you have all your materials, you are ready to start wrapping.

2. Measure and Leave ½ inch Overlap

Wrapping a cylinder-shaped gift can be a bit tricky. The key is to measure the paper correctly and leave a ½-inch overlap.

Start by measuring the circumference of the gift and add 1 inch. Cut the paper to this length.

Next, cut a strip of paper twice the gift’s height plus 1 inch. To assemble, place the strip of paper around the gift so that the ends meet in the middle. Then, fold over the ½-inch flap and secure it with tape.

3. Cut The Wrapping Paper

woman cutting and wrapping paper gift

Next, cut the wrapping paper. This will allow you to wrap the paper around the cylinder and secure it easily.

Additionally, it will minimize the amount of waste, as you will not have to use any extra paper to fill in any gaps. To wrap a cylinder gift, cut the wrapping paper and follow the contours of the object.

4. Wrap It Around the Cylinder

Start by lying the cylinder down on the wrapping paper.

Then, bring one side of the paper up and over the top of the cylinder, making sure to smooth out any wrinkles as you go.

Next, bring the other side of the paper up and over the top of the cylinder.

5. Create Pleats on Both Ends

If you pleat the paper on both ends, you can create a nice fan effect that will make the gift stand out.

To do this, fold the paper in evenly spaced accordion pleats. Then, on one end of the cylinder, use a piece of tape to secure the pleats.

6. Cover The Ends to Hide the Pleats

Start by covering the ends of the gift with paper or ribbon. This will help to hide any pleats that might occur when you wrap the rest of the gift.

Next, begin wrapping the paper around the center of the cylinder, making sure to smooth out any creases as you go.

Once you’ve reached the bottom, tuck in the loose end of the paper, and you’re done.

7. Finish With Ribbon or Bow

woman holding box with red ribbon

If you’re looking for a polished finish for your cylinder-shaped gift, you can’t go wrong with ribbon or a bow. Either option will give your gift a tidy appearance, and it’s easy to do either one yourself.

For ribbon, cut a length long enough to go around the cylinder’s circumference plus a little extra (for overlapping).

Then, glue or tape the ribbon in place. For a bow, you’ll need a length of ribbon long enough to tie a bow, plus a few extra inches.

Make a loop with the ribbon, and then thread the long end through the loop to form a second loop. Pull the loops tight and then trim the ends. You can then glue or tape the bow on the top or side of the cylinder.

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Can You Wrap Gift Using a Single Tape?

Yes. To wrap a gift using a single tape, choose a piece of tape that is wide enough to cover the entire surface of the gift.

Cut the tape to the appropriate length, then use it to create a frame around the edges of the gift.

Next, begin wrapping the gift in a paper, using the tape as an anchor point to keep the paper in place.

Once the paper is wrapped around the gift, use the tape to secure it. Finally, add any finishing touches, such as ribbons or bows. And that’s it – you’ve successfully wrapped a gift using a single piece of tape!

FAQs

What can I use to replace wrapping paper?

Several options are available if you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to wrapping paper. One is to use old newspapers or magazines. You can also use brown paper bags decorated with stamps or other images.

Cloth bags can also be used, and they can be reused many times. Another option is to use recycled gift wrap, which can be found at many stores.

You can also make your wrapping paper using recycled materials such as used wallpaper or fabric scraps. [1]

How can I make my gift look good?

If you want your gift to look good, you can do a few things. First, make sure it is wrapped neatly. A wrinkled or ripped paper will make it look like you didn’t care about the gift.

A handwritten note or a special decoration will show that you took the time to make the gift look special.

Wrap It Up!

Wrapping a gift cylinder is not as difficult as it may seem. You can use any wrapping paper you like, and the recipient will be able to open it easily. With a little practice, you can wrap a cylinder gift in just minutes.

Have you tried this wrapping technique before?

Reference:

  1. https://www.epa.gov/recycle/recycling-basics
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