Say goodbye to gift-wrapping chaos this giving season! Instead, follow the simple steps outlined below to wrap the perfect gift.
Before you begin, gather your supplies: wrapping paper, scissors, tape, and ribbons/bows. Note that it is generally easier to wrap a gift that is inside a box. You can purchase gift boxes, but many stores will often give you boxes for free if you ask.
Once you have all your supplies ready to go, it’s time to start wrapping. Here’s a step-by-step plan:
- On a flat, clear surface such as a counter or kitchen table, unroll some of the wrapping paper, printed side down.
- Starting with the gift on the edge of the paper, roll the wrapping paper across the box to determine how much paper you will need to cover the entire present.
- Cut the paper, then fold about an inch over the cut to create a clean edge.
- Place the box in the center of the paper and bring the paper edge opposite to the folded edge up the side and halfway across the top of the box. Fasten with tape.
- Bring the folded side up so that it overlaps with the taped edge and pull the paper tightly around the box before affixing with tape.
- Fold the paper in on each side of the gift. To do this, fold down the top flap onto the side of the box, creating two wings at the side. Flatten the wings and fold them inward. Fold the remaining triangle of paper up against the box and attach with tape. Repeat on the other side.
- Add ribbon, a bow, or a decorative gift tag to the present to give it a festive touch!
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