How-To: Wrap a Present

I used to absolutely suck at wrapping presents. I used too much sticky tape, I ripped the paper, and there was WAY more paper than present.

Last year I volunteered with The Family Centre, wrapping presents for donations at a local shopping centre. I suddenly had to get very good.

After watching and giving it a try, I’ve found a pretty good way to wrap presents, and I thought I would share it with you all.

STEP ONE

Gather your materials. You will need:

  • The present
  • Wrapping paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors (ADULT SUPERVISION)

 

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STEP TWO

Lay out the wrapping paper with the present on it. I started wrapping this on the carpet, but then moved to a table. Don’t cut too big of a sheet. You can always cut some off before finishing. I lay the top of the present down, because the folds end at the top and this way the top will be seamless.

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STEP THREE

Bring the longest sides together and place one bit of sticky tape.

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STEP FOUR

I moved to a table to make sure my folds were crisp. Push down the top layer of the paper, and fold the sides into crisp angles.

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STEP FIVE

One corner at a time, fold them over to form a point. Do this on both sides.

 

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STEP SIX

Fold the sides up and use one piece of sticky tape.

 

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There you go! All wrapped. This technique works for more than just square gifts too.

Happy wrapping!

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