How to Wrap a Gift Like a Cracker: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Lisa Burningham
by Lisa Burningham

I’m so excited to show you how to wrap a gift like a cracker. Ever have something long and thin like a lip gloss or mascara that you want to wrap but just don't know how to? I have a simple and charming solution for you.

Wrapping your gift in the shape of a Christmas cracker is not only easy but also adds a festive touch to your gift-giving. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wrap a gift like a Christmas cracker.

Check out more creative ways to wrap a gift here.

Tools and materials

  • Wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon
Prepping the gift wrapping paper

1: Prepare the Wrapping Paper

Start by getting a piece of wrapping paper approximately the size of standard printer paper. You can also use scrapbook paper if you prefer.

Folding the long edge

2: Fold the Long Edge

Fold one edge of the long side of your paper. This will create a neat edge for a cleaner finish.

Folding the paper lengthwise

3: Fold the Paper Lengthwise

Take the paper and fold it lengthwise into thirds. Fold one-third of the paper over, and then fold the remaining third over the top. This will give you a narrow strip that can be wrapped around your gift.

Folding the width

4: Fold the Width

Now, take the top of the width of the paper and fold it inward about 4 inches. Repeat this exact step on the opposite end.

Cutting the corners at an angle

5: Cut the Corners

Using your scissors, cut off the corners of the folded sections. This will help in forming the cracker shape and make it easier to tie the ends later.

Taping the edges

6: Tape the Edges

Open up the folded paper and place double-sided tape along the folded edge of the length. Press the edges together to form a tube shape.

7: Insert the Gift

Open the tube and place your long, thin gift (like lip gloss or mascara) inside.

Tying ribbon around the ends

8: Tie the Ends

Finally, take some ribbon and tie it around each end of the tube. This will create the iconic Christmas cracker shape and secure the gift inside.

How to wrap a gift like a cracker
How to wrap a gift like a Christmas cracker

How to wrap a gift like a Christmas cracker

And there you have it! A simple and adorable way to wrap those awkwardly shaped items without resorting to a gift bag. This Christmas cracker gift wrap technique not only saves you time but also adds a festive flair to your gifts, making them look absolutely delightful. Give it a try and leave me a comment to let me know if you love this gift-wrapping technique as much as I do.

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