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Yule Log Gift Packaging


Here's an attractive way to package unusually shaped gifts, such as glassware or bottles: Put them in mailing tubes dressed up as Yule logs.


  1. Step 1

    Using a small handsaw, cut a cardboard mailing tube to the appropriate length.

  2. Step 2

    Trace one end of the tube onto cardboard to form a lid; cut out, and tape to cut end of tube.

  3. Step 3

    Measure length and circumference of the tube; add 1 inch to the circumference, and cut a piece of wood-grain-patterned paper to those dimensions.

  4. Step 4

    Wrap tube with paper using double-sided tape.

  5. Step 5

    Trace end of tube onto paper twice; cut out. Tape circles to ends of tube. (To present a stack of logs, tie them with a bow.)

Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

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