How to Wrap a Gift in Tissue and Tulle

Although it is simple to wrap a gift with tissue paper and tulle fabric (also known as net fabric), it looks exquisite. Your recipient will be asking where you had the gift wrapped!

Steps

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    Use this wrapping method for a substantial gift. It's ideal for a cube shape and for a gift that has a reasonable amount of "bulk".
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    Wrap the box in tissue paper first. Use clear tape to hold the wrapping in place. Keep the wrapping as neat and flat as possible.
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    Cut a large square or rectangle of doubled-up tulle. The doubling up is important to ensure that the tulle looks substantial. The amount needed will depend on the size of your gift; check if it will reach well over the top of the gift when pulled up.
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    Begin lifting the tulle over the wrapped gift from one corner. With the other hand, hold the tulle that has been brought up in the center of the top of the gift. Continue to pull up small sections of the tulle, bringing them to be held in the center. Continue working around the box until all of the tulle has been drawn into the center, held by your other hand.
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    Hold the bunched up top firmly. With your other hand, work around the box to arrange the folds and pleats neatly.
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    Slip the satin ribbon underneath the gift and bring it up the sides. Wrap it around the bunched topping of tulle. Wrap it around one more time to ensure it is securely holding the bunched up portion in place. Tie a generous bow.
    • More bows can be tied on with separate pieces of ribbon for a fuller look, as desired.
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    Trim the ends of the ribbon. Use either slanted edges or "V" shapes. This prevents fraying and provides a neater finish.
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    Finish off by fluffing out the tulle topping so that it stands upright and billows out over the gift. Trim off any loose or wayward bits.
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    Finished. The gift is now ready for your lucky recipient. Attach a card and it's all set.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue paper in color of choice
  • Clear tape
  • Tulle (netting/net fabric) in color of choice or plain white (choose a good contrast with the paper)
  • Scissors
  • Silk ribbon, of a good length, in a complementary color matching the tissue paper

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Categories: Gift Wrapping