Wrapping a gift can be difficult at times depending on the items shape. There are many ways to wrap a gift, some more simple than others but you will be able to give a present to someome that is nicely wrapped in no time using some of these methods. Depending on the kind of gift you want to wrap, look through these and see if any can help you!
How to Wrap a Round Gift
Step 1: Measure and cut – Roll out the amount of wrapping paper you’ll need for the gift. Lay the gift at the edge of the wrapping paper, roll until completely covered leaving about an inch of additional paper then cut. To measure the sides (top and bottom) turn the gift sideways placing the edge of the wrapping paper halfway up one side and measure the same distance on the other side to create a crease marking where to cut.
Step 2: Secure and tape – You can start anywhere on the gift and tape the beginning of the wrapping paper to the gift, fold until completely covered, pull tightly and secure the other end with tape.
Step 3: Secure and tape ends – Starting with the side that’s further away from you, fold the top flap down towards the center and hold. Using the edges as a guide hold and form a crease(pleats). Roll gift as you go along folding and creasing until the base of the gift is completely covered creating a swirl. When finished secure with tape and repeat on the other side. Decorate with a ribbon.
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How to Wrap a Box
Step 1: Measure and cut – Roll out the amount of wrapping paper you’ll need but do not cut it yet. Lay the box flat on the edge of the wrapping paper, then roll the box over until it’s completely covered leaving an extra two inches at the end then cut.
Step 2: Secure and tape sides – Place the box in the center of the wrapping paper. Starting on one end fold the paper over until the bottom of the box is completely covered then release. Using the other end of the paper fold and secure with tape to the box(this should fall either in the middle or s little pass half of the box). Then fold the other side over and secure with tape.
Step 3: Secure and tape ends – Starting with the side that’s further away from you fold the top flap down towards the base of the box and secure with tape. Crease each side and fold inwards securing with tape. Fold the bottom flap upwards securing with tape. Turn and repeat on the other side. For a crisp look run pinched fingers along each side of the box.
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How to Wrap a Gift Basket
After arranging gift basket it’s time to wrap it. This one can be a little tricky but trust me it’s super simple.
Step 1: Measure and cut – Using cellophane or wrapping paper measure about three times the size of the basket and cut.
Step 2: Secure and tape – Lay your paper flat and place the basket in the center of wrapping paper. Starting with the longer sides of the paper bring up along the front and back of basket pulling tightly but carefully and pinching together at the top. If the sides can’t reach that’s okay just gather as much of it as possible then secure with tape. With the additional piece at both sides that couldn’t reach the top, you can secure with tape or pull outward leaving no open gaps then pull downward and secure with tape along the side and bottom of the basket.
Step 3: Add a bow around the neck or you can just stick one on the side. It’s entirely up to you.
How to Wrap a Book
Step 1: Measure and Cut – Roll out the amount of wrapping paper you’ll need but do not cut it yet. Lay the book flat on the edge of the wrapping paper, then roll the book over until it’s completely covered leaving an extra inch or two at the end then cut. You can wrap the book in tissue paper if you want.
Step 2: Secure and Tape: Lay the book flat with the front facing down in the center of the paper. Fold the side in one at a time making sure it’s tight. Secure the first side to the book with tape then fold over the second side pulling tightly and secure as you did the first side.
Step 3: Secure and tape ends – Starting with the side that’s furthered away from you fold the top flap down towards the base of the book, crease each end and fold inwards creating a triangle and secure with tape. Turn and repeat on the other side. For a crisp look run pinched fingers along each side of the book.
How to tie a Gift with a Ribbon
After wrapping the gift with wrapping paper now it’s time to decorate it and you can do so by simply tying air with a ribbon.
Step 1: Measure and Cut – First you will need to measure and cut how much ribbon you will need. Use the ribbon to measure, starting with the top of the gift wrap the ribbon around the gift about 5 times then cut at the base.
Step 2: Wrapping and tying – With the gift facing down the center the ribbon under it and bring to the center holding the two even pieces in each hand. Cross the ribbon in the center of the gift creating an “X”, pull tightly and wrap on opposite sides bringing the ribbon to the front of the gift tying a knot under the ribbon that was initially there. Bring the two end and tie another knot this time on top of the ribbon.
Step 3: Finally tie a bow and adjust to suit, you can cut the ends of the ribbon diagonally or fold in half and cut the center piece diagonally.
And there you have it! If you were able to get a hold on any of these methods to wrap your gift, then you can wrap just about anything! Keep practicing and figuring out which gifts you like to wrap the most and that will help you know what gifts to by and how to package them!