Wrapping presents doesn’t seem like it should be hard but many people find themselves struggling. In this post, I’ll show you how to wrap a present allowing you to master the skills of wrapping.
The custom of giving gifts to near and dear ones is probably, as old as the time when baby Jesus received gifts from the three wise Magi. Although, your gift might be as wise as the Magi’s, wrapping one eloquently can often prove to be a tricky business.
Wrapping presents smartly is an art which requires precision, moderation, and innovation. There are certain tips that you must follow in order to know, how to wrap a present like a pro.
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How to wrap a present, the supplies you’ll need
Wrapping a present from the scratch requires you to have certain paraphernalia at the ready. These include:
- Wrapping Paper
- Measuring Tape
- Adhesive Tape
- Ribbons or Decorative Items
- A large flat surface to work on
How to wrap presents steps you’ll take
Once everything is arranged, you need to follow these steps in order to get the end result. The steps are:
Lay down the wrapping paper on top of the large flat surface, with the glossy or decorative surface facing down.
With the help of a measuring tape, measure the width of the broad flat surface of the box that is to be wrapped. Also, measure the width of the narrow flat surface of the box that is to be wrapped.
Add both the measurements and multiply it with two. On the wrapping paper mark this length with a pencil adding 2cms on both sides.
With the help of the measuring tape, measure the height of the box on the broad surface of the box.
Mark the height on the wrapping paper adding 3cms on both sides.
Cut along a straight line over the marked points, such that the lines intersect on all four ends.
Place the box in the middle of the cut paper and fold them over the broader surface so that it covers the box on all sides with only the bottom and top of the box left uncovered. Secure with an adhesive tape. One side of the paper should be secured to the box and the other side should overlap and be secured to the wrapping paper itself.
Fold the excess paper on the top and bottom of the box to create two triangles. Crease the paper to create a cleaner look. Fold these triangles on top of each other and secure with an adhesive tape.
Tie a ribbon across the box and knot it fashionably. Add decorative items to the box to enhance the look.
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How to wrap a present tips to remember
You know now how to expertly wrap a present. However, there are some things that you should remember while wrapping a present:
Never leave the price tag visible on your gift as it is considered an impolite etiquette. Remove it, or blacken it with a pen if removing is not possible.
Always place the gift in a box.
Do not use excess adhesive tape.
Secure fragile items, if present, with cotton or foam.
Apart from the technicalities always remember to use your innovation and above all your heart while wrapping a gift, because it is the human touch that makes a gift all the more valuable.
Hopefully these tips I shared about how to wrap a present have allowed you to master the skills for wrapping presents.