Wrap it up

It’s that time of year when the prepared amongst us have finished their Christmas shopping and wrapping becomes the order of the day. Square boxes and books are one thing, but if you’ve bought a special bottle for someone it can be quite difficult to wrap so that it looks like the treat that you intended it to be.

Firstly, choose a decent quality wrapping paper that won’t tear and can take the weight of the bottle. Cloudberry stocks a range of festive designs including rolls and individual sheets from Emma Bridgewater and Belly Button Bubble. We’re also very excited about Chloe Gardner’s new designs for Christmas 2017 – a unique stag design in a colourful and comtemporary, yet festive pattern. It’s printed in Britain, too.


Once you’ve chosen your paper, it’s time to choose between a standard wrap or a fan wrap. Dotcomgiftshop have released a couple of brilliant youtube videos showing you how to do both.

Standard bottle wrap: 

Step 1 – Trim your paper to the correct size.

Step 2 – Lay your present down on the paper. Stick the edge of the paper to the gift or bottle to ensure it can’t roll.

Step 3 – Make a fold along the other edge of the paper to give you a clean and neat line.

Step 4 – Use double-sided tape to secure the edge.

Step 5 – Make evenly spaced cuts in the paper on the bottom of the item you are wrapping.

Step 6 – Fold the sections of paper inwards until it’s neat, and use some double-sided tape to secure it in place.

Repeat step 5 & 6 on the top end of your bottle. Decorate with a festive bow, ribbon, or gift tag to finish!

Fan bottle wrap:

Step 1 – Trim your paper to the correct size – leaving about 20cm of wrapping paper over the top of your bottle to create the ‘fan’ effect later.

Step 2 – Lay your present down on the paper. Stick the edge of the paper to the gift or bottle to ensure it can’t roll.

Step 3 – Make a fold along the other edge of the paper to give you a clean and neat line.

Step 4 – Use double-sided tape to secure the edge.

Step 5 – Make evenly spaced cuts in the paper on the bottom of the item you are wrapping.

Step 6 – Fold the sections of paper inwards until it’s neat, and use some double-sided tape to secure it in place.

Step 7 – Stand the bottle up and flatten the paper down into a foldable panel. Now, starting with the top edge, fold the paper back and forth as if you’re making a fan until you reach the top of the bottle.

Step 8 – When you reach the top of the gift, secure the centre of the fan with tape and open it out to create the arc shape.

Decorate with a festive bow, ribbon, or gift tag to finish!

 

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