How To Giftwrap A Present
Gift wrapping is a thoughtful act that can demonstrate your sincerity to someone. If you carefully make all of your folds and cuts, gift wrapping is simple. Once you’ve finished the fundamental wrapping, add bows and other decorations to give the gift a special touch. You’ll have a lovely gift to give a loved one once you’re done. “Discover the art of thoughtful giving! Learn How To Giftwrap A Present with our easy guide for a perfect presentation.”
Measuring the Wrapping Paper
Take off every price tag.
It’s often thought to be bad manners to leave the price tag on a gift as the receiver doesn’t need to know how much you spent. Get a black pen and cover the sticker’s price if you are unable to remove it.
Put the present in a box.
Something with a square or rectangular shape is significantly simpler to wrap. This typically entails packaging the gift in a box, as is the case with apparel and stuffed animals. Gift boxes are available in the same department store aisle as wrapping paper. You may also use an old box that is laying around your house, like a shoebox.
To keep the box from opening up while being wrapped, it’s also a good idea to tape the top shut.
The wrapping paper is unfolded.
Work on a level surface, such as a table or a wooden floor. The wrapping paper is spread out across the table. Roll out enough wrapping paper so that it is roughly twice as long as the box. The wrapping paper should not yet be cut from the roll.
On top of your wrapping paper, place the box.
With the top facing down, position the box in the paper’s center. Put it in between the edge of the wrapping paper and the roll about halfway.
Cover the box with the paper.
Wrap the box with the border of the wrapping paper so that it covers about half of the box. After that, wrap the box from one end to the other with the wrapping paper tube. Wrapping paper should now be completely around the box.
Cut the paper such that the wrapping paper overlaps.
On top of the box, the wrapping material should just barely overlap. To ensure that the top layer of wrapping paper covers the bottom layer by a few inches or centimeters, cut a straight line across it.
Wrapping a gift in the form of a box
Tape the paper to the box on one side.
You can let go of the paper once you’ve cut it to the appropriate size. Grab some Scotch tape and set the paper roll aside. Fold the paper over the box and pressed flat against the bottom. To hold the paper in place in the middle of the box, apply some Scotch tape there.
The other side of the paper should be folded over and taped down.
Over the top of the box, fold the other side of the paper. This paper should slightly overlap the one you taped down. Attach the top layer of paper to the bottom layer by taping them together in the center of the box.
This sheet of paper will be the one that can be seen through the box. Before taping the paper down, you can make a straighter edge by folding the end of the paper inward.
To ensure that everything stays in place when wrapping a large present, you might need to use several pieces of tape.
Tuck in the paper on the corners of the box.
There will still be unfolded paper protruding from two of the box’s sides. Beginning on one side, tuck the paper’s ends in so they encircle the box’s edges.
Folds in a triangle should be creased.
You will see four triangle-shaped folds on each of the box’s corners once the ends have gotten close to the corners. To fix each fold, make a crease with your fingertips.
Together, fold the upper and lower flaps.
There should now be two trapezoidal flaps on the top and bottom of the box. To secure it, pull the top flap down and fold the edge. The bottom flap should now be pushed up until it touches the top flap. To keep the fold in place, fold the edge once more.
Use tape to adhere the sides.
Pick up some Scotch tape. Put a piece of tape in the middle of the box’s side and attach the upper flap to the lower flap. The wrapping material should now completely cover this side of the package.
On the opposite side, repeat.
Turn the box over and carry out the same procedure on the opposite side. The corners of the box’s wrapping paper should be pressed inward. All four triangle-shaped folds should be broken. In order to raise the lower flap, first push the upper flap downward. Tape the creases to hide them.
Putting a Gift in a Cylinder Shape
Measure the item.
Using a measuring tape, determine the object’s circumference. Circumference is increased by 4 inches (10 cm). Next, determine the object’s approximate height from bottom to top and the flat side’s diameter.
Wrap the measuring tape around the object’s curve to determine its circumference.
Measure the flat side of the object from one end to the other to determine its diameter.
Measure the diameter of the flat side that is larger if an object has more than one flat side.
Cut the tissue paper.
Use tissue paper to wrap cylinder-shaped items rather than wrapping paper. Create a rectangle out of the tissue paper. The width of the rectangle must equal the object’s circumference + 4 inches (10 cm). The diameter plus the length should equal the object’s height.
Say, for instance, that a circle had a diameter of 4 inches, a length of 8 inches, and a circumference of 5 inches (13 cm) (10 cm). You would have a 9 by 12 inch (23 by 23 cm) rectangle (30 cm).
The object should be positioned in the paper’s middle.
Lay out your paper on a level surface. Put the item roughly in the center of the page.
The spherical side should be covered with the paper.
One side of the tissue paper at a time should be wrapped around the cylinder’s rounder side. The paper should have one side slightly above the other. At the midway of the object, tape the top tissue paper layer to the bottom layer.
To encircle the cylinder, twist both ends.
The paper on the cylinder’s flat side ought to still protrude. Pinch the paper at the object’s base, starting at one end, and twist it twice or three times. After that, tape the twist to keep it in place. On the opposite side, repeat.
The wrapping should mimic the packaging of a Tootsie Roll-type of candy.
Flip the box over.
You should work on the top side of the box when adorning it. Turn the box over so the paper’s edges are hidden from view on top of the box.
Put a To/From tag there.
To add a personal touch to a box, a To/From tag is usually a great addition. Use store-bought tags, which are available at the majority of department stores. By cutting cardboard paper into the shape of tags, covering them with ornamental paper, and adding a customized message with a pen or pencil, you may also create your own To/From tags.
Put a bow on the present.
Make use of a sturdy ribbon, which you may get at a department store. Turn the gift over so the seams you previously taped are facing up. In the middle of the box, tape the ribbon’s end down. Wrap the ribbon lengthwise around the package until it completely encircles it. Trim the ribbon, then secure the other end with tape.
You can make a double bow if you like. Repetition of the last step, except this time, wrap the ribbon width-wise around the package.
Add bows that stick on.
Use stick-on bows if you’d want to save some time. These are available at any department shop. The bottom of the bows should contain a sticker that you can place against a gift to fasten it there.
As embellishments, use artificial berries or herbs.
A neighborhood craft or gift shop may sell imitation berries and plants. These make for amusing decorative embellishments that you may glue onto your presents. This works well during the winter holidays when holly and red berries are common seasonal decorations.
Wrap the ribbon in bells.
Try adding some bells if you’re going to knot a ribbon in place anyhow. To add some flair, thread some bells through the ribbon before wrapping it around the gift. This would make a lovely holiday decoration.