The looming cylindrical gift—how do you wrap it so it doesn't look like a child grabbed some pieces of wrapping paper and taped them together? You could just throw it in a wine bag with some tissue and slap a bow on it, or you could take a few extra minutes to quickly, and easily, wrap your gift.
- Clone-A-Willy Kit
- Wrapping paper or newspaper
- Ribbon or raffia
WRAPPING THE KIT:
Step 1: Lay the Clone-A-Willy Kit on the wrapping paper, leaving about 2 inches from the bottom of the tube to the edge of the paper. Cut the wrapping paper about 3.5 inches from the top of the kit.
Step 2: With the design-side of the wrapping paper face down, fold the side edge over and crease to make a clean edge.
Step 3: Place this clean edge against the Clone-A-Willy Kit (but don't tape it yet!) and roll
Step 4: When the wrapping paper fully covers the tube, make a snip on the paper marking the location. Unroll the tube and then finish the snip off, cutting the excess paper off.
Step 5: Tape the edge you just cut to the kit and roll it again. The folded edge should end up on the outside of the wrapped kit. Tape it.
Step 6: Holding the wrapped kit in your hand (so as not to bend the paper on the opposite end), make sure the bottom of the kit (the clear side) is facing up and cut a straight line down to the end of the tube.
Step 7: Push your finger down to the right of the cut piece, making a crease on the paper. With the other hand, draw more wrapping paper to the center.
Step 8: Keep repeating 'Step: 7' until all the paper has been folded over. Bend the final tip under and tape.
Step 9: On the opposite end of the tube, cut strips down until the tip of your scissors touch the top of the tube.
Step 10: Gather the strips toward the center and tie your ribbon or raffia around the base of the strips into a bow.