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DIY/Crafting

November 20, 2023

How to Wrap a Book

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Book wrapped and tied with ribbon - the result of a tutorial on how to wrap a book.

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Materials 

  • Wrapping paper

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • Ribbon

  • Card

Step 1

Measure the wrapping paper to fit your book 3 times across. Leave 1 inch on top and 1 inch on the bottom.

Cutting wrapping paper ready to wrap a book.
Cutting wrapping paper ready to wrap a book.
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Step 2

Center the book and fold the paper from the left to align with the right edge of the book.

Folding wrapping paper to the edge of a book, in a tutorial on how to wrap a book.
Folding wrapping paper to the edge of a book, in a tutorial on how to wrap a book.
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Step 3

Fold the wrapping paper on the right side to create a triangle along the edge of the book.

Making the second wrapping paper fold in a tutorial on how to wrap a book.
Making the second wrapping paper fold in a tutorial on how to wrap a book.
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Step 4

Fold the creased triangle from right to left across the book. Tuck the overhang of the triangle under to match the edge of the left side of the book and secure it with tape. 

Making a fold in the wrapping paper to contain tags, floral accompaniments, and other decoration.
Making a fold in the wrapping paper to contain tags, floral accompaniments, and other decoration.
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Step 5

Flip the book over. Fold the bottom corners in to make triangles.

Folding the bottom corners when wrapping a book.
Folding the bottom corners when wrapping a book.
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Step 6

Fold the bottom edge to make a clean line, then pull it taut against the book. Secure with tape. Repeat on the other end.

Folding the bottom edge during a tutorial on how to wrap a book.
Folding the bottom edge during a tutorial on how to wrap a book.
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Step 7

Tie a ribbon around the book. You can also put something cute in the pocket like a card, sprig of spruce, or sticker set. 

Adding a final ribbon to a book wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper.
Adding a final ribbon to a book wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper.
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