Hi, Tuko here. I’m not really very crafty but I saw something so clever I had to share it. I was also inspired by Karen Elaine’s post. What you need:
Apply the glue on to the cardboard roll, just a lengthwise strip to start.
Attach the origami paper on that glue start, centering the roll to the paper. The paper will be too long on both ends.
Add more glue in length wise strips on to the cardboard roll and wrap the paper all the way around, glue down the end.
Make cuts to the roll on both sides for easy folding over. The cuts don’t have to be that close together.
Fold over and glue down on both sides for a nice neat edge, very important in origami (and gift wrapping).
Now you can take a messy cord like this and clean it up. Wish the cleaning fairies would come and clean up the rest of my studio.