Last year, I discussed how to use the envelope wrap (here and here). The envelope wrap is used to cover something that has very little depth. In this case, I needed to cover a calendar. BTW, the calendar shown in the instructions below are for demonstration purposes only.
Steps One through Four are identical to those explain earlier. The only caveat is that the object must be centered between the top and bottom edge.
|Step One: Center the object on the paper|
|Step Two: Use transparent tape to secure|
the hidden edge
|Step Three: Use double sided tape|
to the underside of the shown edge
|Step Four: Bring the shown edge up and|
over the object to secure the hidden seam.
Step Five: Rather than fold both sides to the center, fold only one side using the bottom of the object as your guide. Be sure to allow some small clearance so the paper can fold upon itself.
|Folding right side flap|
|Create a clear edge|
|One side finished|
|Bot sides completed|
Step Nine: Take a coordinating piece of paper and cut it so that it will wrap around the package like a belly band. The height of the band is pretty negotiable. Use what you find aesthetically pleasing or the materials you have available. Be sure to secure the band to the "clean" side of the package rather than the side with the folded edges.
|Smooth side with the belly band secured|
|You can stop here or continue|
you can use the flaps you have created to secure objects like those below
|Eucalyptus and curly willow added|
|Beaded garland added|
Another variation with ribbon was presented here.
I will share at least one more variation with you in the New Year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas (for those that observe) and look forward to the New Year. Best wishes--DrRuss