How to Shrink Wrap a Gift Basket

Learn how to shrink wrap a gift basket using a Wagner FURNO heat gun. This simple trick is the easiest way to shrink warp presents and gifts.

Hey everyone, this is Lindi from Love Create Celebrate. Are you in holiday mode yet? The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has started, and we are ready for it! Our stockings are hung, our tree is up, and our shopping lists are made!

This year we’re trying our hand at a couple of gift baskets for our businesses to donate, which meant it was the perfect time to try put our Wagner FURNO 300 Heat Gun to the test and shrink wrap a gift basket.

This will work for any gift basket, from birthdays, to bridal showers, or baby showers, but ours is specifically for a holiday giveaway, so we found a gift basket at the thrift store and filled it with a few favourite holiday treats and gift cards.

To shrink wrap your basket, all you need to do is fill it, and then put it inside a shrink wrap cellophane bag. Then tie up the top and cut off any excess material from the top that you don’t need.

Turn on your heat gun and slowly move it back and forth to shrink the cellophane. It works very quickly and only takes a minute to finish the entire basket. If you’re making any gift baskets this year, the Wagner Heat gun is a great way to make them look finished and professional.

To watch the heat gun in action and see a video of the whole process, check out all of the heat gun tips and tricks on our site!

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