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Publication numberUS20020162881 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 09/846,618
Publication dateNov 7, 2002
Filing dateMay 1, 2001
Priority dateMay 1, 2001
Publication number09846618, 846618, US 2002/0162881 A1, US 2002/162881 A1, US 20020162881 A1, US 20020162881A1, US 2002162881 A1, US 2002162881A1, US-A1-20020162881, US-A1-2002162881, US2002/0162881A1, US2002/162881A1, US20020162881 A1, US20020162881A1, US2002162881 A1, US2002162881A1
InventorsWendy Umanoff
Original AssigneeWendy Umanoff
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gift wrapper
US 20020162881 A1
Abstract
A gift wrapper comprises a flexible, panel member and a fastening device. The flexible panel member has front and back opposing sides, upper and lower edges, first and second opposing edges, a first hole substantially near the first opposing edge, and a second hole substantially near the second opposing edge. The respective ends and portions of the fastening device are threaded through the respective holes from the back side of the panel member, and project out on the front side of the panel member. Accordingly, the front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper, and, the first end and second end of the fastening device are attachable on the front side of the panel member to retain the gift wrapper.
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1. A gift wrapper for a container comprising:
a flexible panel member, having front and back opposing sides, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, a first hole and a second hole, wherein the first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge;
a fastening device having a first end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion, the first end and first portion of the fastening device threaded through the first hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member, the second end and second portion of the fastening device threaded through the second hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member;
wherein when the first end and first portion of the fastening device are pulled over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, and the second end and second portion of the fastening device are pulled over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, the first and second opposing edges are overlappable; and
wherein the back side of the panel member defines an inner surface of the gift wrapper, the front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper, the first end and second end of the fastening device attachable on the front side of the panel member to retain the gift wrapper.
2. The gift wrapper of claim 1 further including a first adhesive device placed substantially centrally on the back side of the panel member, the first adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a container attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, and the container attachment surface having a non-destructive, releasable adhesive thereon.
3. The gift wrapper of claim 2 further including a second adhesive device placed along the upper edge of the back side of the panel member, the second adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a craft material attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, and the craft material attachment surface having an adhesive thereon.
4. The gift wrapper of claim 3 further including a craft material member having an upper portion, a lower portion, a first opposing end and a second opposing end, the lower portion of the craft material member substantially attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device, the upper portion extending past the upper edge of the panel member.
5. A gift wrapped container comprising:
a container having an outer periphery;
a flexible panel member, having front and back opposing sides, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, a first hole and a second hole, wherein the first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge;
a fastening device having a first end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion;
wherein the first end and first portion of the fastening device are threaded through the first hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member, and the second end and second portion of the fastening device are threaded through the second hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member; and
wherein the container is placed between the middle portion of the fastening device and the back side of the panel member, the first end and first portion of the fastening device are pulled over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, the second end and second portion of the fastening device are pulled over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, the first and second opposing edges overlappable, the panel member configures to at least a portion of the outer periphery of the container, and the first end and second end of the fastening device attachable on the front side of the panel member so as to secure the panel member to the container.
6. A method of making a gift wrapper for a container, comprising:
providing a flexible panel member, having front and back opposing sides, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, a first hole and a second hole, wherein the first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge;
providing a fastening device having a first end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion;
inserting the first end and first portion of the fastening device into the first hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member;
inserting the second end and second portion of the fastening device through the second hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member;
overlapping the first and second opposing edges of the panel member, such that the back side of the panel member defines an inner surface of the gift wrapper, the front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper;
pulling the first end and first portion of the fastening device over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member;
pulling the second end and second portion of the fastening device over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member; and
releasably attaching the first end and second end of the fastening device.
7. A method of gift wrapping a container having an outer periphery, comprising:
providing a flexible panel member, having front and back opposing sides, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, a first hole and a second hole, wherein the first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge;
providing a fastening device having a first end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion;
inserting the first end and first portion of the fastening device into the first hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member;
inserting the second end and second portion of the fastening device through the second hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member;
placing the container between the middle portion of the fastening device and the back side of the panel member;
folding the first and second opposing edges of the panel member around the container, such that the first and second opposing edges of the panel member overlap, the back side of the panel member defines an inner surface of the gift wrapper configured to the outer periphery of the container, the front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper;
pulling the first end and first portion of the fastening device over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member;
pulling the second end and second portion of the fastening device over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member; and
releasably attaching the first end and second end of the fastening device to retain the gift wrapper inner surface configured to the outer periphery of the container.
8. A gift wrapper for a container comprising:
a flexible, substantially rectangular-shaped panel member, having front and back opposing sides, upper edge, lower edge, first opposing edge and second opposing edge, a the first hole substantially near the first opposing edge, and a second hole substantially near the second opposing edge;
a first adhesive device placed substantially centrally on the back side of the panel member, the first adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a container attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, and the container attachment surface having a non-destructive, releasable adhesive thereon;
a second adhesive device placed along the upper edge of the back side of the panel member, the second adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a craft material attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, and the craft material attachment surface having an adhesive thereon;
a craft material member having an upper portion, a lower portion, a first opposing end and a second opposing end, the lower edge of the craft material member substantially attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device, the upper portion extending past the upper edge of the panel member;
a fastening device having a first end and a second end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion;
wherein the first end and first portion of the fastening device are threaded through the first hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member;
wherein the second end and second portion of the fastening device are threaded through the second hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member;
wherein when the first end and first portion of the fastening device are pulled over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, and the second end and second portion of the fastening device are pulled over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, the first and second opposing edges overlappable; and
wherein the back side of the panel member defines an inner surface of the gift wrapper, the front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper, and the first and seconds ends of the fastening device attachable on the front side of the panel member to retain the gift wrapper.
9. The gift wrapper of claim 8 further comprising:
a first grommet occupying the first hole; and
a second grommet occupying the second hole.
10. A gift wrapped container comprising:
a container having an outer periphery;
a flexible, substantially rectangular panel member, having front and back opposing sides, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, a first hole and a second hole, wherein the first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge;
a first adhesive device placed substantially centrally on the back side of the panel member, the first adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a container attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, the container attachment surface having a non-destructive, releasable adhesive thereon;
a second adhesive device placed along the upper edge of the back side of the panel member, the second adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a craft material attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, the craft material attachment surface having an adhesive thereon;
a craft material member having an upper portion, a lower portion, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, the lower portion of the craft material member substantially attached to the craft material attachment side of the second adhesive device, the upper portion of the craft material member extending past the upper edge of the panel member;
a fastening device having a first end and a second end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion, the first end and first portion of the fastening device threaded through the first hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member, the second end and second portion of the fastening device threaded through the second hole from the back side of the panel member and projected out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member; and
wherein the container is placed between the middle portion of the fastening device and the back side of the panel member, and the container is affixed to the non-destructive, releasable adhesive on the container attachment surface of the first adhesive device, such that when the first end and first portion of the fastening device are pulled over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, and the second end and second portion of the fastening device are pulled over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, the first and second opposing edges overlappable, the panel member configures to the outer periphery of the container, the upper portion of the craft material member extends outwardly from the top edge of the panel member, and the first and seconds ends of the fastening device attachable on the front side of the panel member enclose the container.
11. The gift wrapped container of claim 10 further comprising:
a first grommet occupying the first hole; and
a second grommet occupying the second hole.
12. The gift wrapped container of claim 10 wherein the container is a bottle.
13. The gift wrapped container of claim 10 wherein the container is a vase.
14. A gift wrapper for a container comprising:
a flexible, substantially rectangular-shaped panel member, having front and back opposing sides, an upper edge, a lower edge, a first opposing edge and a second opposing edge, the panel member including a first hole populated by a first grommet integral with a first disc-shaped tab on the front side of the panel member, a second hole populated by a second grommet integral with a second disc-shaped tab on the front side of the panel member, wherein the first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge;
a first adhesive device placed substantially centrally on the back side of the panel member, the first adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a container attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, and the container attachment surface having a non-destructive, releasable adhesive thereon;
a second adhesive device placed along the upper edge of the back side of the panel member, the second adhesive device having a panel member attachment surface and a craft material attachment surface, the panel member attachment surface having an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member, and the craft material attachment surface having an adhesive thereon;
a craft material member having an upper portion, a lower portion, a first opposing end and a second opposing end, the lower edge of the craft material member substantially attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device, the upper portion extending past the upper edge of the panel member;
a fastening device having a first end and a second end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion;
wherein the first end and first portion of the fastening device are threaded around the first grommet integral with the first disc-shaped tab on the front side of the panel member;
wherein when the second end and second portion of the fastening device are threaded around the second grommet integral with the second disc-shaped tab on the front side of the panel member, the first and second opposing edges overlappable; and
wherein the back side of the panel member defines an inner surface of the gift wrapper, the front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper, and the fastening device threads around the first and second grommets integral with the first and second disc-shaped tabs on the front side of the panel member retain the gift wrapper.
Description
    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    This invention relates generally to a gift wrapper and a method for wrapping a container using a gift wrapper.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    Conventional gift wrapping methods and materials present several difficulties that often turn gift-giving into a chore, that is put off to the last minute. Presently, when someone attempts to wrap a gift, most people either utilize wrapping paper or a gift bag. The first difficulty of wrapping a gift with wrapping paper begins with the several necessary components to simply wrap a gift. The gift-giver must have wrapping paper, an adhesive, and scissors for cutting the necessary amount of paper, for example.
  • [0003]
    An additional difficulty arises in that some persons do not choose to use wrapping paper for gifts because the wrapped gift is often viewed aesthetically. This difficulty may persuade a gift-giver not to give a certain gift that might be difficult to wrap, or not to give a gift at all. Plus, wrapping paper cannot be reused, and the tape commonly used to secure the paper to the gift often damages the packaging of the gift.
  • [0004]
    In an effort to simplify conventional techniques, gift bags have become a commonly used method of wrapping a gift. However, gift bags can become very expensive and still require further components. For example, the gift-giver utilizing a gift bag often must provide tissue paper wrapped around the gift to give the appearance that the gift is hidden from the recipient's plain view. An additional difficulty with gift bags is that they are often viewed as plain and unimaginative. This gives the impression that the gift-giver did not put much effort into the gift-giving act.
  • [0005]
    Accordingly, conventional techniques and products for wrapping a gift do not provide an inexpensive, simple, easy to use, reusable and non-destructive gift wrapper that adapts to gifts of varying shapes and sizes.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    It is therefore desirable that the invention overcome these and other drawbacks of present gift wrappers, combinations and methods.
  • [0007]
    Thus, there is a need to provide a gift wrapper that is easy to use, adaptable to containers of various shapes and sizes, reusable, easily removed from the container without causing damage to the container, and inexpensive.
  • [0008]
    To achieve this invention, as embodied and broadly described herein, a gift wrapper is provided. The gift wrapper comprises a flexible, panel member and a fastening device. The flexible panel member has front and back opposing sides, upper and lower edges, first and second opposing edges, a first hole and a second hole. The first hole is substantially near the first opposing edge, and the second hole is substantially near the second opposing edge. The fastening device has a first end, a first portion adjacent to the first end, a second end, a second portion adjacent to the second end, and a middle portion interposed between the first portion and second portion. The first end and first portion of the fastening device are threaded through the first hole from the back side of the panel member, and project out of the first hole on the front side of the panel member. The second end and second portion of the fastening device are threaded through the second hole from the back side of the panel member, and project out of the second hole on the front side of the panel member.
  • [0009]
    Accordingly, when the first end and first portion of the fastening device are pulled over the first opposing edge of the panel member and towards the second end of the fastening device, and around to the front side of the panel member, and the second end and second portion of the fastening device are pulled over the second opposing edge of the panel member and towards the first end of the fastening device and around to the front side of the panel member, the first and second opposing edges are overlappable. The back side of the panel member defines an inner surface of the gift wrapper. The front side of the panel member defines an outer surface of the gift wrapper. Moreover, the first end and second end of the fastening device are attachable on the front side of the panel member to retain the gift wrapper.
  • [0010]
    In a further embodiment of the invention, a gift wrapper further includes a first adhesive device placed substantially centrally on the back side of the panel member. The first adhesive device has a panel member attachment surface and a container attachment surface. The panel member attachment surface has an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member. The container attachment surface has a non-destructive, releasable adhesive thereon for temporary affixation to a container.
  • [0011]
    The gift wrapper further includes a second adhesive device placed along the upper edge of the back side of the panel member. The second adhesive device has a panel member attachment surface and a craft material attachment surface. The panel member attachment surface has an adhesive thereon for affixation to the panel member. The craft material attachment surface has an adhesive thereon for affixation to a craft material member, the craft material member having an upper portion, a lower portion, a first opposing end and a second opposing end. The lower edge of the craft material member is attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device such that the upper portion of the craft material member extends past the upper edge of the panel member.
  • [0012]
    The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments of the invention and together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the invention.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0013]
    The present invention can be more fully understood by reading the following detailed description of the presently preferred embodiments together with the accompanying drawings, in which like reference indicators are used to designate like elements, and in which:
  • [0014]
    [0014]FIG. 1 is a front view of an illustrative gift wrapper in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
  • [0015]
    [0015]FIG. 2 is a rear view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 1 in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 3 is a side view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 1 in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 4 is a frontal perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 1 shown affixed to an illustrative container in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 5 is a rear perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 1 shown affixed to an illustrative container in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
  • [0019]
    [0019]FIG. 6 is a front view of an illustrative gift wrapper in accordance with a further embodiment of the invention;
  • [0020]
    [0020]FIG. 7 is a rear view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 6 in accordance with this embodiment of the invention;
  • [0021]
    [0021]FIG. 8 is a frontal perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 6 shown affixed to an illustrative container in accordance with an embodiment of the invention;
  • [0022]
    [0022]FIG. 9 is a frontal perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper of FIG. 6 shown affixed to a further illustrative container in accordance with an embodiment of the invention; and
  • [0023]
    [0023]FIG. 10 is a rear perspective view of an illustrative gift wrapper in accordance with a further embodiment of the invention.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0024]
    Reference will now be made in detail to the present preferred embodiment of the invention. An example which is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which like reference characters refer to corresponding elements.
  • [0025]
    As shown in FIGS. 1-3, an illustrative gift wrapper 100 is provided in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. The gift wrapper 100 includes a flexible panel member 101 and a fastening device 130. As shown in FIGS. 1-2, panel member 101 has an upper edge 112, a lower edge 114, a first opposing edge 116 and a second opposing edge 118. Panel member 101 further includes a first hole 120 substantially near the first opposing edge 116, and a second hole 124 substantially near the second opposing edge 118. The front opposing side 110 of panel member 101 is shown in FIG. 1, while the back opposing side 111 is presented in FIG. 2.
  • [0026]
    As described above, gift wrapper 100 includes a fastening device 130. The fastening device 130 has a first end 132, a first portion 134 adjacent to the first end 132, a second end 140, a second portion 138 adjacent to the second end 140, and a middle portion 136 interdisposed between the first portion 134 and second portion 138. As shown in FIG. 1, first end 132 and first portion 134 are threaded through first hole 120 such that first end 132 and first portion 134 project out of first hole 120 on the front side 110 of panel member 101. Similarly, second end 140 and second portion 138 are threaded through second hole 124 such that second end 140 and second portion 138 project out of second hole 124 on the front side 110 of panel member 101. Accordingly, middle portion 136 of fastening device 130 remains interdisposed between first portion 134 and second portion 138, as distinguished by first hole 120 and second hole 124, respectively. Middle portion 136 is illustrated in FIG. 2, which presents the gift wrapper 100 as viewed from the rear.
  • [0027]
    [0027]FIG. 3 illustrates gift wrapper 100 in side or planar view. As seen in FIG. 3, first end 132 and first portion 134 thread through first hole 120 and project out of first hole 120 on the front side 110 of panel member 101. Similarly, second end 140 and second portion 138 thread through second hole 124 and project out of second hole 124 on the front side 110 of panel member 101 as well. Middle portion 136 remains interdisposed between first portion 134 and second portion 138, as distinguished by first hole 120 and second hole 124, respectively.
  • [0028]
    Referring to FIGS. 1-3, as described above, it should be appreciated that gift wrapper 100 is configured to form a gift wrapper that may be affixed to an object or container. FIGS. 4-5 illustrate a frontal perspective view and a rear perspective view, respectively, of the illustrative gift wrapper 100 shown affixed to an illustrative container 22 having an outer periphery 24. The gift wrapper 100 is affixed to the container 22 by first arranging the container 22 between the middle portion 136 of fastening device 130 and the back side 111 of panel member 101. Then, the first end 132 and first portion 134 are pulled over the first opposing edge 116, towards the second end 140, and around to the front side 110 of panel member 101. Similarly, the second end 140 and second portion 138 are pulled over the second opposing edge 118, towards the first end 132, and around to the front side 110 of panel member 101. Finally, the first end 132 and second end 140 are tied to affix the gift wrapper 100 around the outer periphery 24 of container 22. It should be appreciated that when the first end 132 and second end 140 are pulled towards each other, the first and second opposing edges 116 and 118, respectively, may overlap depending on the circumference of the outer periphery 24 of container 22.
  • [0029]
    It should be appreciated that gift wrapper 100 affixed to a container 22, as shown in FIGS. 4-5, presents further aspects of the invention. The embodiment is a combination that is a gift wrapped container 20, which includes the gift wrapper 100 affixed to the container 22 having an outer periphery 24.
  • [0030]
    [0030]FIG. 4 is a frontal perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper 100 shown affixed to an illustrative container 22 in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. As shown in FIG. 4, the first end 132, first portion 134, second end 140, and second portion 138 of fastening device 130 are tied on the front side 110 of panel member 101. The first end 132, first portion 134, second end 140, and second portion 138 of fastening device 130 have been tied after container 22 was arranged between the middle portion 136 of fastening device 130 and the back side 111 of panel member 101, and the first end 132 and first portion 134 were pulled over the first opposing edge 116, towards the second end 140, and around to the front side 110 of panel member 101, and the second end 140 and second portion 138 were pulled over the second opposing edge 118, towards the first end 132, and around to the front side 110 of panel member 101.
  • [0031]
    [0031]FIG. 5 is a rear perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper 100 shown affixed to an illustrative container 22 in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. As shown in FIG. 5, first end 132 and first portion 134 exit first hole 120 on the first opposing edge 116, and wrap around to the front side of panel member 101, as seen in FIG. 4. Similarly, second end 140 and second portion 138 exit second hole 124 on the second opposing edge 118, and wrap around to the front side of panel member 101, as shown in FIG. 4. Furthermore, the first opposing edge 116 overlaps the second opposing edges 118, configuring the gift wrapper 100 to the outer periphery 24 of container 22.
  • [0032]
    In accordance with a further embodiment of the invention, FIGS. 6-7 present an illustrative gift wrapper 300. FIG. 6 presents the gift wrapper 300 as shown from a frontal view, while FIG. 7 illustrates the same embodiment in a rear view. The gift wrapper 300 includes a flexible panel member 301, a fastening device 330, a first adhesive device 360, a second adhesive device 370, and a craft material member 380.
  • [0033]
    As shown in FIGS. 6-7, panel member 301 has an upper edge 312, a lower edge 314, a first opposing edge 316 and a second opposing edge 318. Panel member 301 further includes a first hole 320 substantially near the first opposing edge 316, and a second hole 324 substantially near the second opposing edge 318. The front opposing side 310 of panel member 301 is shown in FIG. 6, while the back opposing side 311 is presented in FIG. 7. Furthermore, gift wrapper 300 includes gift-giving indicia 326 on the front side 310 of panel member 301, as shown in FIG. 6.
  • [0034]
    As described above, gift wrapper 300 includes a fastening device 330. The fastening device 330 has a first end 332, a first portion 334 adjacent to the first end 332, a second end 340, a second portion 338 adjacent to the second end 340, and a middle portion 336 interdisposed between the first portion 334 and second portion 338. As shown in FIG. 6, first end 332 and first portion 334 are threaded through first hole 320 such that first end 332 and first portion 334 project out of first hole 320 on the front side 310 of panel member 301. Similarly, second end 340 and second portion 338 are threaded through second hole 324 such that second end 340 and second portion 338 project out of second hole 324 on the front side 310 of panel member 301. Accordingly, middle portion 336 of fastening device 330 remains interdisposed between first portion 334 and second portion 338, as distinguished by first hole 320 and second hole 324, respectively. Middle portion 336 is illustrated in FIG. 7, which presents the gift wrapper 300 as viewed from the rear.
  • [0035]
    As described above, gift wrapper 300 further includes a first adhesive device 360, a second adhesive device 370, and a craft material member 380. The first adhesive device 360 is placed substantially centrally on the back side 311 of the panel member 301. The first adhesive device 360 has a panel member attachment surface and a container attachment surface. The panel member attachment surface has an adhesive thereon for affixation to the back side 311 of panel member 301. The container attachment surface has a non-destructive, releasable adhesive thereon for temporary affixation to a container. Provided with a non-destructive releasable adhesive, the container attachment surface will avoid damaging the illustrative container or its packaging.
  • [0036]
    It should be appreciated that the first adhesive device 360 may be constructed of any suitable double sided adhesive material. This may include rubber glue, sticky gum, releasable double sided tape, and other adhesives that contain at least one surface with a non-destructive, releasable adhesive, for example. Additionally, the first adhesive device 360 may be provided in a variety of shapes and sizes, or may comprise a plurality of small adhesive devices. In either case, the first adhesive device 360 will serve its purpose providing a temporary adhesive for securing the panel member to an illustrative container, for positioning purposes, so that a user may easily complete wrapping the illustrative container with the disclosed gift wrapper.
  • [0037]
    The second adhesive device 370 is placed along the upper edge 312 of the back side 311 of panel member 301. The second adhesive device 370 has a panel member attachment surface and a craft material attachment surface. The panel member attachment surface has an adhesive thereon for affixation to panel member 301. The craft material attachment surface has an adhesive thereon for affixation to craft material member 380, the craft material member 380 having an upper portion 382, a lower portion 384, a first opposing edge 386 and a second opposing edge 388. The lower portion 384 of craft material member 380 is attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device 370 such that the upper portion 382 of craft material member 380 extends past the upper edge 312 of panel member 301.
  • [0038]
    It should be appreciated that second adhesive device 370 may be provided in varying shapes and sizes. Second adhesive device 370 is placed along the upper edge 312 of back side 311 to secure the craft material member 380 to panel member 301. Thus, the size and shape of second adhesive device 370 must be sufficient to provide an adhesion surface whereupon craft material member 380 and panel member 301 may be affixed. Accordingly, the second adhesive device 370 may comprise any number of glues or pastes, including craft glue, rubber cement, adhesives, double sided tape, or similar adhesive products, for example. However, the attachment must be made such that a portion of craft material member 380 extends outwardly from the back side 311 of panel member 301 to add to the gift giving efffect.
  • [0039]
    Referring to FIGS. 6-7, as described above, it should be appreciated that gift wrapper 300 is configured to form a gift wrapper that may be affixed to an object or container. FIGS. 8-9 illustrate two frontal perspective views of the illustrative gift wrapper 300 shown affixed to illustrative containers 32 and 42, respectively, having peripheries 34 and 44, respectively. The gift wrapper 300 is affixed to containers 32 and 42, respectively, by first arranging either container 32 or 42 between the middle portion 336 of fastening device 330 and the back side 311 of panel member 301. This is done by contacting container 32 or 42 with the container attachment surface of first adhesive device 360 such that the gift wrapper 300 will be formed around containers 32 or 42 to produce the desired configuration for the gift wrapper to enhance the gift giving effect. Then, the first end 332 and first portion 334 are pulled over the first opposing edge 316, towards the second end 340, and around to the front side 310 of panel member 301. Similarly, the second end 340 and second portion 338 are pulled over the second opposing edge 318, towards the first end 332, and around to the front side 310 of panel member 301. Finally, the first end 332 and second end 340 are tied to affix the gift wrapper 300 around the peripheries 34 and 44 of container 32 and 42, respectively. It should be appreciated that when the first end 332 and second end 340 are pulled towards each other, the first and second opposing edges 316 and 318, respectively, may overlap depending on the circumference of the peripheries 34 and 44 of container 32 and 42, respectively.
  • [0040]
    It should be appreciated that gift wrapper 300 affixed to containers 32 and 42, as shown respectively in FIGS. 8-9, each present further aspects of the invention. Each embodiment is a combination that is a gift wrapped container 30 and 40, respectively.
  • [0041]
    As described above, FIG. 8 is a frontal perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper 300 shown affixed to an illustrative container 32 in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. As shown in FIG. 8, the first end 332, first portion 334, second end 340, and second portion 338 of fastening device 330 are tied on the front side 310 of panel member 301. The first end 332, first portion 334, second end 340, and second portion 338 of fastening device 330 have been tied after container 32 was arranged between the middle portion 336 of fastening device 330 and the back side 311 of panel member 301, and the first end 332 and first portion 334 were pulled over the first opposing edge 316, towards the second end 340, and around to the front side 310 of panel member 301. Container 32 was arranged between middle portion 336 and back side 311 by contacting it with the container attachment surface of first adhesive device 360 such that container 32 would be configured to allow gift wrapper 300 to be configured in a manner that will enhance the gift giving effect of the completed gift wrapped container 30. Then, the second end 340 and second portion 338 were pulled over the second opposing edge 318, towards the first end 332, and around to the front side 310 of panel member 301.
  • [0042]
    The lower portion 384 of craft material member 380 is attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device 370 such that the upper portion 382 of craft material member 380 extends past the upper edge 312 of panel member 301. The first opposing edge 386 and second opposing edge 388 are shown substantially extending past the upper edge 312 of panel member 301.
  • [0043]
    As shown in FIG. 8, the gift wrapper 300 further includes a gift tag 390, attached on the fastening device 330. It should be appreciated that gift tag 390 may be provided in varying shapes or sizes depending on its use in enhancing the gift giving effect. The gift tag 390 may be constructed of various materials, including cardboard, paper, fabric, or any suitable craft material, such that gift tag 390 is suitable to receive gift giving indicia. Gift tag 390, as shown, is attached to fastening device 330. It should be appreciated though, that gift tag 390 may be attached or affixed to gift wrapped container 30 in any suitable manner.
  • [0044]
    As described above, FIG. 9 is a frontal perspective view of the illustrative gift wrapper 300 shown affixed to an illustrative container 42 in accordance with an embodiment of the invention. As shown in FIG. 9, the first end 332, first portion 334, second end 340, and second portion 338 of fastening device 330 are tied on the front side 310 of panel member 301. The first end 332, first portion 334, second end 340, and second portion 338 of fastening device 330 have been tied after container 42 was arranged between the middle portion 336 of fastening device 330 and the back side 311 of panel member 301, and the first end 332 and first portion 334 were pulled over the first opposing edge 316, towards the second end 340, and around to the front side 310 of panel member 301, and the second end 340 and second portion 338 were pulled over the second opposing edge 318, towards the first end 332, and around to the front side 310 of panel member 301.
  • [0045]
    The lower portion 384 of craft material member 380 is attached to the craft material attachment surface of the second adhesive device 370 such that the upper portion 382 of craft material member 380 extends past the upper edge 312 of panel member 301. The first opposing edge 386 and second opposing edge 388 are shown substantially extending past the upper edge 312 of panel member 301.
  • [0046]
    [0046]FIG. 10 is a rear perspective view of an illustrative gift wrapper 500 in accordance with a further embodiment of the invention. The gift wrapper 500 includes a flexible panel member 501, a first tie clasp 520, a second tie clasp 524, and a fastening device 530. As shown in FIGS. 10, panel member 501 has an upper edge 512, a lower edge 514, a first opposing edge 516 and a second opposing edge 518. The first tie clasp 520 is secured to panel member 501 substantially near the first opposing edge 516. The second tie clasp 524 is secured to the panel member 501 substantially near the second opposing edge 518. The front opposing side 510 and back opposing side 511 define the outer and inner surfaces of the gift wrapper 500, respectively. The fastening device 530, having a first portion 532 and second portion 534, is substantially secured around first tie clasp 520 and second tie clasp 524, such that first opposing edge 516 overlaps second opposing edge 518.
  • [0047]
    It should be appreciated that gift wrapper 500 is configured as a gift wrapper that may be affixed to an object or container. The gift wrapper 500 may be affixed to a container by first arranging the container such that the back side 511 of panel member 501 substantially surrounds the container. Then, the first portion 532 of fastening device 530 is wrapped around the first tie clasp 520, securing the first portion 532 of fastening device 530 to the first tie clasp 520. Next, the first opposing edge 516 is configured to overlap the second opposing edge 518. Then, the second portion 534 of fastening device 530 is wrapped around the second tie clasp 524, securing the second portion 534 of fastening device 530 to the second tie clasp 524. Thus, the gift wrapper 500 would enclose the container.
  • [0048]
    Referring now to FIGS. 1-10, it should be appreciated that panel members 101, 301, and 501, respectively, may be provided in varying shapes and sizes, constructed of various flexible craft products, or detailed with gift giving indicia that enhances the gift giving effect. The disclosed panel members may be provided in varying shapes and sizes, including rectangles, circles, ovals, squares, and other linear and non-linear shapes, for example. In addition, the edges of the panel member need not be straight or continuous, but may include faceted designs, such as ridges, waves, swirls and other shaped designs, for example. The disclosed panel members may be constructed of various flexible craft products, including all types of corrugated paper, cardboard, paper products, fabric, cloth and other woven materials and textiles, for example. Additionally, the disclosed panel members may be constructed of water repellant materials that will avoid degradation when contacted with a wet container. The disclosed panel members may also be decorated with additional effects and novelties, including stickers, small craft pieces, flowers or any other suitable craft element that may add to the gift giving effect.
  • [0049]
    Furthermore, it should be appreciated that the holes substantially near the opposing edges of the panel member may be occupied or defined by grommets or other suitable receiving devices for the fastening device. Grommets make the construction of the gift wrapper easier, by making it easier to pull the ends of the fastening devices around the panel member. As such, the grommets allow the gift wrapper to be affixed to containers easier, and prevent possible damage to the panel member when the ends of the fastening device are pulled around the panel member.
  • [0050]
    Furthermore, the disclosed panel members may include additional holes substantially near the opposing edges of the panel member, for the introduction of additional fastening devices to the gift wrapper combinations. Similarly, additional holes may be provided in the disclosed panel members that allow fastening devices to achieve a weaved pattern through the disclosed panel members without disturbing the required arrangement of the wrapped container or object between at least a middle portion of the fastening device and the back side of the panel member. Furthermore, the gift giving indicia may be provided on both the front and back side of the panel member to enhance the gift giving effect.
  • [0051]
    It should be further appreciated, that the disclosed fastening devices, 130, 330 and 530, respectively, may be comprised of different suitable materials of varying shapes and sizes. The disclosed fastening devices may comprise paper raffia, natural raffia, ribbon, string, cord, stretchable material, such as rubber or bungee, and other suitable string like materials that may be threaded through the holes in the disclosed panel members. The disclosed fastening devices may be provided in different lengths and diameters to enhance the gift giving effect or secure the gift wrap combination to an object or container of difficult size or shape.
  • [0052]
    It should further be appreciated that the disclosed gift wrappers may be affixed to any type of container or other object, suitable for wrapping. Illustratively, the disclosed gift wrappers were shown affixed to a wine bottle and a flower vase. The gift wrapper may also be utilized on various other containers, including bottles and liquid containers of all shapes and sizes, jars, canisters, tubes, boxes, for example. It should also be appreciated that the gift wrapper may be used to wrap loose items, such as candles, books, flowers, writing instruments, and other various items suitable for bundling together,. for example.
  • [0053]
    Referring now to FIGS. 6-9, it should be appreciated that the disclosed craft material members may be provided in varying shapes and sizes, constructed of various craft materials, and containing gift giving indicia to enhance the gift giving effect. The craft material member may be constructed of craft paper, tissue paper, wax paper, fabric, or other suitable flexible craft material, that is capable of being affixed to the disclosed panel members, extending outwardly from the back side of the disclosed panel members to enhance the gift giving effect. The disclosed craft material members may be provided with gift giving indicia on either the front side, the back side, or both sides. Additionally, the craft material member may be constructed of water repellant materials that will avoid degradation when contacted with a wet container.
  • [0054]
    While the foregoing description includes many details and specificities, it is to be understood that these have been included for purposes of explanation only, and are not to be interpreted as limitations of the present invention. Many modifications to the embodiments described above can be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention, as is intended to be encompassed by the claims and their legal equivalents.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification229/89, 40/310
International ClassificationB65D65/14, B65D63/12
Cooperative ClassificationB65D63/12, B65D65/14
European ClassificationB65D65/14, B65D63/12