How To Gift Wrap A Throw Blanket With 5 Basic Everyday Items

This article will teach you how to gift wrap a throw blanket.


how to gift wrap a throw blanket

It will surprise you how gift wrapping blankets are no different from gift wrapping other items.


Although, first, you have to know the distinction between a throw blanket and a regular blanket. 


Simply put, throw blankets are primarily used as ornaments rather than to keep you warm.


Since a throw blanket is smaller than a regular blanket, you can still use it to wrap babies or warm up your feet and legs.


Blankets, on the other hand, are more functional—the bigger size is meant to cover the bed when you sleep. 


The Challenge Of Gift Wrapping 

Being an early bird will spare you the stress of buying gifts during the Christmas rush.


Christmas isn’t the only season for sending out gifts. Thoughtful friends also give throw blankets to expectant mothers, so any time of the year, throw blankets stay in style. 


The biggest challenge you’ll face is not whether the person receiving your gift will like it—they will, for certain.


Wrapping the blanket can be a frustrating process. The soft corners of a blanket don’t match well with crisp wrapping paper and will be tricky to resolve. 


Alternatives offer easier routes to tread. Rolling up the blanket and tying it up with a ribbon is a straightforward way of doing it, saving you tedious time.


However, there is no element of shock anymore, and the person might appreciate the gift less. 


Wrapping Paper Alternatives


  • Old newspapers

They are devoid of color, making the color of any blanket pop.


At first, your recipient might think it’s a dull gift, but until they rip the paper to shreds, a colorful surprise awaits.


Prepare broadsheets and use many layers of them when wrapping. 


  • Baskets

These also take away the element of surprise. Among the methods of gift wrapping, however, it seems to be the most presentable.


You can wrap a ribbon on the handle as well for a touch of finesse.


  • Pillowcase

Take a look at your pillowcase to see if you like the pattern or match the color and design of the blanket. If so, fold the throw blanket and slide it right in.


Grab your sewing kit and add a drawstring for added charm. 


  • DIY box

Chances are, you have a stash of plain boxes lying around. Why don’t you showcase your artistic skills and paint the exterior?


Place the throw blanket inside and decorate the box with silk ribbons, a sticker or a gift card. 


  • Paper bags

Do you have an environmentally active friend? Maybe going eco-friendly will best suit their taste. Using paper grocery bags may not be as flashy, but if your friend doesn’t mind, your gift will produce less trash. 


Materials Needed


  • Cutting mat

To protect surfaces, place a cutting mat under when you’re cutting out your wrapping paper. If you can find one, a self-healing mat is an even better choice.


Take this precaution because some people regret leaving permanent damage on their wooden table. 


  • Tape

Instead of using regular tape, use double-sided tape to make it less obvious. Keep it neat by keeping the tape out of sight.


Opting for a regular tape can be distracting once you overdo it. 


  • T-square

Got trembling hands? Then rely on the confidence of a T-square to guide you in making precise, straight cuts.


Originally a drafter’s tool, this tool has entered the world of craft. You will no longer feel intimidated by wide stretches of paper. 


Before we proceed to gift wrapping, gather your materials all in one place. Have a designated working area to be efficient when wrapping multiple gifts.


Since gift wrapping is the boring part of giving gifts, also convince yourself to enjoy the process.


Step-by-step guide on how to gift wrap a throw blanket


  • Step #1. Spread the roll of gift wrap on a flat surface
  • Step #2. Place a tablecloth on top of the paper
  • Step #3. Place the throw blanket on top of the tablecloth
  • Step #4. Fold the edges of the tablecloth on all sides (The blanket must not be visible)
  • Step #5. Wrap the paper on both side and secure with tape
  • Step #6. Fold both ends to meet at the middle
  • Step #7. Secure with ribbon


What could go wrong?

You might ruin the paper. Be extra careful not to poke holes at the gift wrap. Glossy paper is prone to tearing since the paper is very thin. 


Also, the blanket can be uneven. Fold the throw blanket as compact as possible. Although, refrain from folding too much lest you cannot fold any more. 


Is gift wrapping necessary?

Yes, the gift wrapping part makes the throw blanket more special, so don’t skip it.


Wrapping your gifts makes all the difference by creating suspense and setting a happy mood.


Researchers found that gift wrapping influences the attitude of a person towards a gift in a positive way.



You have learned how to gift wrap a throw blanket. Now you must proceed to wrap the gift itself.


Yes, wrapping a blanket is not the typical task, but if you want to show how much a person means to you, it’s a challenge you can crush.