How to gift wrap a mug

Add a bow to your gift for a festive look.

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You can never make a second first impression and neither can your gift. Giving a gift involves wrapping it, as even the worst present seems a little better when it is gaily packaged. Wrapping unusually shaped presents or glassware without a box may require a little more finesse, but it can be done.

Pick a festive wrapping paper, with matching ribbons and bows, that represents the occasion and let the wrapping process begin.

  • You can never make a second first impression and neither can your gift.
  • Wrapping unusually shaped presents or glassware without a box may require a little more finesse, but it can be done.

Gather wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, bows and mug onto a clean work surface. Cut out several pieces of tape and attach them to the edge of table.

Place the mug in the centre of a 16-inch square of wrapping paper. Pull up the sides of the wrapping paper and secure with a rubber band. Cut the excess off the wrapping paper leaving approximately 2 inches on top. Fold over the rough edges on top and tape them to the inside of the wrapping paper.

Wrap a brightly coloured ribbon that matches your wrapping paper around the rubber band to hide it. Tie the ribbon and let the excess dangle down the front of your package.

  • Wrap a brightly coloured ribbon that matches your wrapping paper around the rubber band to hide it.

Remove the paper backing off the sticky part of the back of a bow. Place the sticky side to the wrapping paper and press down on the bow. Tape edges of bow for an extra secure fit.

Write out a message on a card or fill out a name tag for the present. Tape the card or name tag underneath the bow.

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