- Gift in a tin or tube
- Double-sided tape
- Embellishment of your choice
Measure your paper so there is enough to go around the tube with a small overlap. The sides should measure just above half way. Add double-sided tape to the long edge and secure.
To finish the ends of the tin/tube, make a series of pleats. Take the underneath layer of paper and fold so that its straight edge goes exactly across the centre of the tin.
Pull on the paper with your thumb and finger so that the next crease falls exactly across the centre of the tin tube a short distance around, and fold the crease.
Continue in this way and move around the outside of the tin/tube, repeating the creases and folds as you go. Don’t push the tin/tube too hard as it could shift inside the paper.
When you’ve got to the last crease, cut a short length of double-sided tape, ready to secrete underneath. But first read step 6 to check whether or not you need to trim first.
When you’ve finished the last crease, you may end up with what I call a remnant fan. If you do, simply trim it off and then locate the pre-cut tape and stick the last strip down. Repeat at the other end.
Take the ribbon up one side of the tin so that it hides the paper join and cut to length. Tie the ribbon and secure an embellishment if you like – we used a bunch of artificial mistletoe. Complete the bow and trim the ribbon.
Project from Giftwrapped, Jane Mears, Published by Jacqui Small, £20.
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