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How to Ribbon Wrap a Round, Wedding Gift Box and Add a Bowdabra Bow

wrap a round wedding gift box

Wrapping wedding gifts in a round box can be one of the most difficult shapes to wrap. An easy solution would be to wrap the round gift box in ribbon instead of paper and top with an adorable bow made using the Bowdabra! Your gift will look fabulous using just ribbon will ensure it will catch everyone’s eye giving off a perfectly elegant and thoughtfully wrapped present.

How to wrap a round wedding gift box with Bowdabra

round wedding gift box


50yd. roll 1.5″ ribbon
Round box
Bowdabra, Bow Wire, Wand


Begin by unrolling several feet of ribbon from the roll. Do not cut the ribbon and leave on the roll. You won’t be using all 50 yards but you want one continuous ribbon.
Lay the beginning end of the ribbon across the top of the round gift box leaving the tail hanging.

Start wrapping the ribbon down and around the gift box, crossing over at the center.

Make sure the side edge of the ribbon is overlapping to the left and the tail stays in place.

Continue wrapping the ribbon down and around, crossing over on the back, and up and across on the top front, overlapping near the edge.

You will notice a lovely crossover pattern forming as you continue to wrap the ribbon around the can. Make sure you leave the beginning tail in place and hanging out as you wrap.

Once you’ve wrapped the box completely, measure the ending ribbon with the beginning tail and cut off the excess ribbon, leaving a matching tail.

Pick up both tails and tie into a center knot.

Dove-tail the ends by folding the ribbon end together lengthwise and cut at an angle from the folded edge down to the end corner.

Now, Make the Bow:

Fold an 18″ piece of bow wire in half and place into the Bowdabra. Next, cut 15 feet of ribbon from the spool. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center and crease, placing the ribbon pattern side down into the Bowdabra.

Next, make a 3″ loop and pinch the ribbon down into the Bowdabra, making the first loop.

Next, fold the other side making a 3″ loop, pinching the middle down into the Bowdabra.

Continue folding three inch loops, one side at a time, alternating sides, down through the center of the Bowdabra, scrunching the ribbon loops down using the Bowdabra wand.

Continue making three inch loops on each side until reaching the end of the ribbon. Scrunch down all of the ribbon using the Bowdabra wand.

Before taking the bow out of the Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop at the other end, pulling the wire tightly and gently pulling out the bow. Separate the two loose ends, taking them around to the back and tying in a double knot.

Attach the bow to the top ribbon knot on the ribbon wrapped round gift box with the bow wire, tying in a knot. Cut off excess wire.

Fluff and straighten the bow!

Now stand back and admire your gorgeous ribbon wrapped round gift box!

wrap a round wedding gift box
You have a beautifully wrapped round gift box that couldn’t be easier!  

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