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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.

Stand the cylinder 2cm in from the end - click to view larger

2. Tip the cylinder over on to its side from where it stood.

Tip it over on to its side - click to view larger

3. Cut the gift wrap off to length past the end of the cylinder.

Cut the gift wrap off to length - click to view larger

4. With wrapping paper good-side-down, fold over the nearest side edge. This will make a lengthways join in the wrapping paper.

Fold over the side edge - click to view larger

5. Crease the folded edge to make a neat finished edge.

Crease the folded edge - click to view larger

6. Place the neat edge on the cylinder so that it is running parallel to the sides and roll up.

Roll up the cylinder in the wrapping paper - click to view larger

7. Snick the end just beyond the join to mark the paper width.

Snick the end just beyond the join - click to view larger

8. Cut across the wrapping paper. It is now the correct width.

Cut across the wrapping paper - click to view larger

9. Place the newly cut edge on the cylinder and roll up. Start with the cylinder positioned centrally on the underside of the paper.

Roll the cylinder into a gift wrap tube - click to view larger

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.

Tape the lengthways join - click to view larger

Next Page: Folding The Ends





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