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.
Gather your materials. You will need:
- The present
- Wrapping paper
- Sticky tape
- Scissors (ADULT SUPERVISION)
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.
Bring the longest sides together and place one bit of sticky tape.
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.
One corner at a time, fold them over to form a point. Do this on both sides.
Fold the sides up and use one piece of sticky tape.
There you go! All wrapped. This technique works for more than just square gifts too.