How to gift wrap a mug: a step-by-step guide

a gift wrapped with blue and pink tissue paper and cellophane with a label

You’ve put their photos on it. (Thought about filling it with chocolates as well?). The mug you’ve made is all but ready to give. But wait, how on earth do you gift wrap a mug? Let’s have a look…

To wrap one mug you’ll need

  • 1 x large sheet of cellophane (from any good craft shop)
  • 2 x large sheets of coloured tissue paper
  • 1 x gift tag
  • 1-2 long lengths of colourful ribbon
  • Scissors

How to gift wrap your mug

Step 1: cut your ribbon

Guestimate the amount you’ll need- depends on whether you want to go big or small. Use two different colours like we did, if you want.hands using a pair of large scissors cutting green ribbon wrapping a gift

Step 2: lay out the wrapping

Both the cellophane and tissue paper. Then place your mug in the middle.
hands placing a mug on tissue paper ready for wrapping

Step 3: get wrapping

Bring the corners of the tissue paper up, over the mug. Repeat with the cellophane.hands wrapping a mug using tissue paper

Step 4: tie your ribbon

Neatly tie a bow around the top of your wrapped mug.
hands wrapping a present using tissue paper, cellophane and ribbon

Step 5: write your gift tag

Say, “Happy Birthday!”, “Can’t wait to see you” – whatever you like. Tie your tag onto your ribbon and you’re done. Mug gift wrapping – made easy!
a gift wrapped mug with label
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