Gift Wrapping 101

{Tiffany Bow: Coming Wednesday}
Boxes are probably the easiest things to wrap, so if you’re giving an awkwardly shaped gift, putting it in a box first is the easiest solution. The hard edges allow you to create a tidy and professional-look.
Step 1: Place the box face down on the paper, and pull up the short side and secure it with a piece of tape.
 Step 2: Fold the other side in about an inch.
 Step 3: Secure the folded side to the paper that you already secured down.
Step 4: Turn the present right way up and fold down the overhanging paper against the side of the box that remains exposed.
Step 5: Press in two side folds, smoothing the edges to give a clean finish. Next fold the bottom flap up to cover all the edges creating an envelope effect.
 Step 6: Secure with tape. Turn over and repeat the process for the other side.

18 comments :

  1. I used to struggle with odd shaped gifts until I started to buy boxes - as you say a much neater look. I like your tartan gift wrap too.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Yup, love it. I used to hate wrapping until I found out about this technique. Thanks for the refresher!

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  3. I hate wrapping presents - I'm terrible at it! Gift bags it is.

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  4. I'm not good at wrapping presents, hubs is an expert!! Thanks for the tips.

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  5. I'm one of those people that love gift wrapping. It's relaxing for me, I just sit there and wrap for hours, haha. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. Great tips! I'm usually a gift bag kind of gal. :)

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  7. My husband seriously needs this tutorial!

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  8. great tips. Your gifts look so clean and pretty

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  9. I love the brown paper- I got some myself this year too!

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  10. I get excited to wrap presents! i think I might go with some brown paper and ribbon this year!

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  11. What time did you say you are coming over to wrap my presents? ;)

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  12. I actually like wrapping presents better than sticking them in gift bags Picking out the wrappings are my favorite part!

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  13. Ahh thanks for this- I am TERRIBLE at gift wrapping haha

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  14. I'm awful at wrapping gifts. This is exactly how I wrap them but it never turns out as pretty.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  15. Nicely done! I'm pretty particular about my gift wrapping also so I can really appreciate a perfectly wrapped box!

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  16. I love that you did this! So smart, because some people (definitely including myself) seriously struggle wrapping gifts! And how appropriate, right before the holidays! :)

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  17. I need to send this to my father. :)

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