Obviously, doing something by yourself will surely touch the recipient and make them surprised. In addition to thoughtful gifts, wrapping is the perfect way to leave a good impression and show your love. T-shirts are one of the popular presents on special occasions. That’s why we want to share with you how to wrap a shirt if you are running out of boxes. Wrapping a t-shirt is quite simple and takes less time. If you’re new to wrapping, take this opportunity to try and you’ll be amazed at your great wrapping paper skills.
Ingredients You Need To Prepare
Here are some materials you should prepare before you start wrapping.
- Wrapping Paper
- Tissue Paper
How To Wrap A Shirt
Basic wrapping paper without a box
Step 1. Fold the t-shirt into a neat rectangle
If you’re not sure how to fold a t shirt, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up for you.
Step 2. Lay your tee on top of 2 layers of tissue paper.
If you don’t have a box to wrap your tee in, it’s not a problem. Using wrapping paper is a great alternative. However, the gift package is easily wrinkled as it’s not sturdy. So, it’s best to add a few pieces of tissue paper to your gift to create a smooth surface. You can choose any type of tissue paper as you want, but it will look best if it harmonizes the color of the wrapping paper.
Step 3. Wrap both sides of the tissue paper neatly around the tee.
Fold one side of the tissue paper neatly on the left side of the tee, and then do the same step on the right side. Next, fold the bottom of the tissue paper up, and fold the top of the paper down. This will create a neat square or rectangle that helps you easily to wrap.
Step 4. Measure the width and the length of the wrapping paper and cut
Put the wrapping paper on a hard flat surface and lay the folded t-shirts in the center. The paper should be slightly more than twice as wide compared to your package but just 4 in (10 cm) longer than the height of the folded shirt. Then use scissors and cut the excess paper. Your wrapping paper should be placed with the printed side facing down.
Step 5. Put the tissue-wrapped t-shirt about 2 in (5.1 cm) from the bottom of the wrapping paper
Step 6. Wrap the paper around the gift and tape it down.
Fold one side of the wrapping paper around the tee to the opposite side. You’ll find a small amount of overhang. Fold the excess paper vertically, then apply the tape over the flap you just created. Press the patterned side of the wrapping paper with your fingers to secure the tape.
Step 7. Fold the paper on the top and bottom of the package and secure them with the tape.
Simply fold them toward the back of the present, then tape them down.
Step 8. Add any decorative item you like.
Once your shirt is wrapped, you can add ribbons, bows, flowers, a name tag, or anything else you desire. Be creative!
Wrapping like a Christmas cracker
Step 1. Roll your t-shirt tightly.
Lay your shirt upside down and flat on a hard surface. Fold in both sleeves, then start from the bottom of the shirt and roll it up tightly.
Step 2. Lay the three sheets of tissue paper
Choose three sheets of tissue paper and lay them flat on a hard surface. Put your rolled shirt near the bottom of the top sheet of paper, about an equal distance from either side. This present gift is called a Christmas cracker, but you can use it for any occasion. You can pick the tissue paper according to the recipient’s favorite color.
Step 3. Roll the tee in the tissue paper.
Seize the top edge of the paper lightly with your fingers and roll it around the shirt. Remember not to pull the tissue paper too tightly because it easily tear. The tissue paper should be placed vertically, so the shorter sides are at the top and bottom.
Step 4. Fold up the bottom edge of the tissue paper and tape it down.
You can create a folded edge from 1–2 in (2.5–5.1 cm) of tissue paper as it looks nicer compared to the raw edge of a sheet of paper. Once you’ve folded the paper down, secure it with double-sided tape.
Step 5. Squeeze the tissue paper under the shirt.
Find where the edge of the shirt is, leave about 1 in (2.5 cm) from the end of the shirt and grip the tissue paper. It will look like a candy wrapper.
Step 6. Wrap the crease with your favorite ribbon, then repeat on the other side.
Take a strip of ribbon and wrap it around the place where you squeezed the tissue paper. Tie the ribbon on both sides securely.
Now, wrapping birthday, anniversary, and holiday presents will be easy as a piece of cake. We hope that this tutorial helps you to know how to wrap a shirt. Do you have other ideas for wrapping t-shirts? Feel free to let us know in the comments. If you like this guide, please share it with your friends and family members as sharing is caring.