1. Tear the Decopatch paper in many pieces. The best is not to use very large pieces as these tend to wrinkle when being glued around curves.
2. Start by brushing glue on an area of the cardboard tube. Then place a piece of paper over the glue and brush glue over the paper again to seal it. Continue in this manner until the entire tube is covered. Also glue around the top and bottom edge to adhere a bit of paper on the inside of the tube as well. This will guarantee that the edge of the tube is covered.
3. To cover up the inside, cut a long strip of paper that is the same exact height of the tube and the length plus 1 centimeter overlap. Glue this strip on the inside of the tube to cover up all of the overhanging pieces from the front.