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How to Properly Wrap A Christmas Present

You’ve finally made it home from the hustle and bustle of the mall, lugging in bags upon bags of presents for your friends and relatives. You think the hard part is over, but then you remember you have to wrap them.

Wrapping has gotten a “bad wrap” -pun- over the years, when in fact wrapping can be quite simple and fun and here’s how to do it.

What You Will Need:

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon

For added aesthetic:

Step 2: Stand on the side of the table with the roll and pull the paper until it is taut over the end of the box. Make the paper stick with double-sided tape, and crease the box’s edges.

 

Step 3: Unroll your paper and meet the already wrapped end. Cut the paper from the roll, and leave an inch of overhang. Fold the overhang under and crease the fold. Make it stick with your double-sided tape.

Step 4: Now you can work on closing the open ends of the box! Push the sides of the open ends inward, creating four 45-degree-angle flaps at all corners, then crease the flaps across the edges.

Step 5: Fold down the top flap that was created when you folded the four corners. Crease sharply along the bottom and top of the box.

Step 6: Fold under any excess paper on the bottom flap so it lines up with the top of the box. Apply your double-sided tape to the bottom flap, fold it over to the top to close in the end.

Step 7: Repeat steps 4 through 6 for any more open ends on the box. Polish the edges by running thumb and index finger along to create sharp edges.

FOR ADDED AESTHETIC:

Step 8: You should now have a fully wrapped box. Lay the wrapped box face down on a ribbon that is about 5 times as long as the box. Pull the ribbon together widthwise, so that they cross.

Step 9: Turn the box over. You should have two ribbon ends of the same length. If you don’t, you can adjust them by pulling through some slack. Next, you will want to thread both ends under the ribbon. You will want to thread them so the ends cross again.

Step 10: Grab the ends of your crossed ribbon, double knot them and tie them into a simple bow. Use your fingers to adjust the loops.

Step 11: Cut the ribbon ends at a 45-degree angle to create forked ends. Now you should be all wrapped up!

Step 12: You’ve now got a finished package.