We cannot stop giving you more gift wrapping ideas for Mother’s Day coming up this weekend. This time we’ve decided to do a gift wrapping demo for the ever popular cream tube. Cream tubes are everywhere and they are the main packaging shape for almost all beauty products from moisturisers to make-up foundations. Their sleek shapes are so appealing we are seeing even shampoos and conditioners increasingly being sold in cream tube packings. Of course it’s ok to present them in gift bags and your mom will always love you no matter what. But the secret here is, there is no other joy when receiving a gift than to admire and slowly unwrap a beautifully wrapped gift. It drums up feelings of appreciation and anticipation in leaps and bounds. So if you want to bring out tears of joys, here’s how to wrap a cream tube.
Prepare wrapping paper with length about 6 times the width of your tube and leaving about 2.5 inches at the top and bottom of the tube. You can cut off any excess along the way.
Cut about an inch off along two-thirds of the length of the wrapping paper.
Position the tube on the one-third uncut section of the wrapping paper. Fold the wrapping paper over the tapered top-side of the tube. Make sure it covers about almost halfway along the tube.
Tuck in the shorter side of the wrapping paper adequately beneath the tube.
Fold the short side over the tube and stick with double-sided tape.
Now, fold the long side over the tube and stick with double-sided tape. The photo now shows the correct-side of the gift.
Fold and seal the capped bottom-side of the tube. See our blog on:
Turn the tube over so you can see the wrong-side of the wrapping, and overlay sheer paper over the excess flap. We have used a non-woven material, but any tissue or crepe material will also work.
Ensure that the two pieces of paper are well aligned and cut out a curved edge. Cut away all visible paper folds so everything looks tidy.
Make a fan by folding both pieces of paper in an alternate back-and-forth fashion and hold it firmly onto the side of the tube, preferably on the capped bottom-side, so that the fan flares out on the tapered top-side of the tube.
Turn over to show the correct-side. You can see that the sheer material has been placed so that its edge peeks above the edge of the wrapping paper. Secure the fan with a wide ribbon.