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How to Wrap Round Gifts

Gift wrapping is fun but wrapping round items can quickly become a chore because of its odd shape. So, if you have lots of round gift items, such as a round chocolate box, ball, bottle, or other round object, to wrap, you can follow our guide on how to wrap round gifts.

There are some techniques that can quicken the wrapping of round items and make presents look appealing, such as the paper bouquet, twisting method, pleating wrap, etc. And these methods don’t require many tools except for wrapping paper, scissors, ribbon, and measurement tape. 

We can guarantee that following these wrapping techniques will earn you compliments from everyone. 

How to Wrap Round Gifts: The Best Ways

Wrapping a square or rectangular item is much easier than a round item. However, you can overcome the challenge with our tips and tricks and make it look like done by a professional. 

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Here are some easy ways how to wrap a round object:

1. The Pleating Wrap Method

Do you want to up your wrapping game and make it look like the work of a pro gift wrapper? Whether you want to learn how to wrap a round box or how to wrap a disc shaped gift, this pleating wrap method will help. 

Start by measuring the radius and height of the gift box. Then, cut a piece of wrapping paper that’s three times the box’s circumference and 3 inches taller than its height.

Next, wrap the paper around the box and secure it, but leave extra edges on both sides. Then, fold the additional edges using the pleating method. Repeat this process on both sides and secure everything with double-coated tape.

To finish the wrapping, cut a small round shape from the wrapping paper, and stick it in the middle on the top of the pleat ends. Finally, tie a ribbon around the wrapped present to make it look more appealing.

2. A Paper Bouquet

Are you wondering how to wrap a circular gift like a basketball or cricket ball? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a really cool method that will make your gift look like a beautiful bouquet. 

To start off, measure the circumference of your circular gift. You’ll need 2 to 4 different colored wrapping papers to make the bouquet look appealing. Decide which color you want to keep on the outside and cut that paper into a circle shape that’s twice the size of the gift item’s circumference.

Next, cut the second wrapping paper to be 3/4 times larger than the first paper. For the third paper, cut it 3/4 times larger than the second paper, and for the fourth paper, cut it larger than the third. 

Place each paper on top of the smaller one, with the circular object in the center. Then, pull up the paper stack from every side and twist the pulled-up edges to give the papers a bouquet shape. 

Finally, tie a beautiful colored ribbon and make a nice bow to make your bouquet gift look even more pleasing. You now have a beautifully wrapped circular gift that looks like a paper bouquet.

3. The Twisting Method

Thinking about how to wrap a cylindrical gift like a bottle of wine? 

You can follow the same method of using a paper bouquet to wrap a bottle. However, the easy and simple way to wrap a cylindrical gift is by twisting the upper edge. And there’s no need to use multiple colored wrapping paper for this method.

Measure the cylindrical object, and then cut the wrapping paper 3.5 inches taller than its length. When you place the object on the paper, make sure to leave an inch of paper underneath.

Roll the paper around the object and create pleats with the edges under the object. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to twist the long edge of the wrapping paper like a candy wrapper. At last, tie a ribbon around the twisted area to complete the look.

4. Roll Wrapping Method

If you’re looking for a fun way to give chocolate candy balls to kids on special occasions like birthdays, Christmas, or Halloween, this wrapping method could be the right choice. 

First, grab two pieces of gifting tissue paper and place a candy chocolate ball or round fruit onto them. Then, roll up the paper over the gift item and tie a ribbon on both the front and end side of it.

Repeat this process for the rest of the candies or fruits, making sure to leave extra edges on the front and end of the paper to make the wrap look beautiful.

5. Outer Gift Box Method

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If you find the wrapping methods tricky, you can buy a round gift box from a departmental store. A gift box can be a convenient alternative to other methods for how to wrap round gifts. In that case, you need to measure the gift first to ensure the box will fit the gift.

It won’t be a problem if the box is larger than the round object, as you can secure the gift using bubble wrap or tissue paper. Place the gift in the box, cover the lid, and tie a ribbon. You can also paint the box to give it a personal touch. 

6. Gift Bag Method

Have you bought a gift at the last minute but don’t know how to wrap round gifts or have the necessary items to wrap it nicely? Then a paper gift bag is your go-to option. 

You don’t have to measure, wrap, or fold anything for this method. The only thing that you need to ensure is that the bag is large enough to fit the round gift item.


We hope you don’t need to worry anymore regarding how to wrap round gifts. Follow our easy and simple tips and tricks to make it a breeze. Just keep in mind that if the gift is fragile, it’s best to avoid tissue paper and opt for a sturdy bag instead.

If you’re dealing with a round box that has a lid or a bottle, it’s a good idea to secure it with some tape or ribbon before wrapping it up. And when it comes to using the pleating method, try to avoid using foil wrapping paper as it can be a bit tricky to work with.

Megan Barber
Megan Barber
Megan Barber is the founder of The Gift World. Her writing has also been published in Curbed, Travel + Leisure, Ski Magazine. She is now living with her husband and two kids in Denver, CO. She loves giving gifts to the people in her life. Her gift guides will definitely make your present buying experience as easy and as pleasurable as possible with plenty of great gift ideas for all occasions. When not writing, you can find her enjoying biking the Mile High City or camping across the country in a 4x4 Sportsmobile Sprinter.


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