How To Gift Wrap A Cylinder
How To Gift Wrap A Cylinder Or Tube
Gift wrapping a cylindrical shape - there are two ways to do it. You can roll your cylinder up in wrapping paper and twist the ends to form a cracker shape. Frankly, this can look amateurish and only works with very flimsy paper (preferably tissue). Better to opt for the more sophisticated approach, with fan-folded ends - which is what we're going to demonstrate here. Master this technique and you'll fear little in the realm of gift wrapping!
1. Stand the cylinder 2cm in from the end of the gift wrapping paper.
2. Tip the cylinder over on to its side from where it stood.
3. Cut the gift wrap off to length past the end of the cylinder.
4. With wrapping paper good-side-down, fold over the nearest side edge. This will make a lengthways join in the wrapping paper.
5. Crease the folded edge to make a neat finished edge.
6. Place the neat edge on the cylinder so that it is running parallel to the sides and roll up.
7. Snick the end just beyond the join to mark the paper width.
8. Cut across the wrapping paper. It is now the correct width.
9. Place the newly cut edge on the cylinder and roll up. Start with the cylinder positioned centrally on the underside of the paper.
10. Square-up the join - it should be running parallel to the cylinders sides - and tape in the middle. You are now ready to tackle the ends.
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