How to wrap a gift – for a professional looking finish!
How to Wrap a Gift – Supplies:
- Quality wrapping paper
- Double sided tape
- Ribbon with wire edges
Step 1: The right materials for the job. You wouldn’t build your shop walls with crooked econo studs so why try to wrap a gift with cheap flimsy paper? The results are the same; you’ll spend your day fighting with the darn thing trying to get it right. Instead, invest in a good thick wrapping paper. If you shop around, you can find a good bargain! Once you have selected a nice neutral coloured paper, cut a piece big enough to wrap around the gift. Tip: Make sure the sides of the paper are long enough to cover the sides of the box. Step 2: Wrap the paper around the box meeting the ends in the middle of the box’s back. Fold the edges into a one to two inch crease to create a straight line. Tape the paper in place.
Step 3: The origami of wrapping! Folding the sides of the gift is easy. Simply fold the top end of the paper towards the box which will create a triangle on each side. Then fold the side triangles towards each other where they will meet at the bottom middle of the box to create a third and final triangle. Fold the last triangle upward and tape it in place.
Step 4: Place the ribbon around the box starting over the top of the box and where the ribbon meets under the box, cross the ribbon and come up the two remaining sides. Make a bow on top and cut the ends diagonally, just a little longer than the bow.
Step 5: Proudly place your freshly wrapped gift under the tree and enjoy the holidays!