Every birthday and Christmas I try my hardest wrap my gifts perfectly. I’ve never wrapped them perfectly, but I have learned to wrap them almost perfectly. Check out my tips below to follow along in my secret wrapping.
#1. Pick out wrapping paper you love.
I’ve learned that the secret to wrapping a gift almost perfectly is picking out wrapping paper that I love. I take some serious time choosing several types of wrapping paper that will help me wrap my gifts. I especially love finding incredibly beautiful wrapping paper for Christmas. The shinier than the better when it comes to Christmas wrapping.
#2. Grab your supplies.
There’s nothing worse than starting to wrap a gift and you realize you forgot scissors or tape. I always have everything ready before I start wrapping any gifts. The more prepared you are than the better your gifts will turn out.
#3. Lay your gift out on the wrapping paper.
I lay out my gift on the wrapping paperfirst. Laying out the gift on wrapping paper helps to see how much wrapping paper you will need on each side of the gift. Make sure you have enough wrapping paper on each side to cover the gift. You have to be careful about this because you don’t want too much paper or too little of paper. This is a very crucial step to wrapping your gifts almost perfectly.
#4. Wrap the gift as carefully as possible.
After you have cut out the correct size of paper for your gift, it’s time to start wrapping. Pull up one side and meet it with the side directly across from it. Seal the wrapping paper by putting the tape on the paper and not on the gift. At the short ends of the gift, you’ll want to fold the corners of the wrapping paper down, fold the paper over, and then secure it with tape.
#5. Add the bow or ribbon.
The best part of Christmas wrapping (or birthday wrapping) is adding the bow or ribbon. If you’re going to use ribbon, you should cut the ribbon twice as long and wide as the bow. Everyone needs a little bow tying practice, so don’t be too hard on yourself it this part is not perfect.
This is how I attempt to wrap gifts almost perfectly. As you know, I’m not perfect at this gift wrapping thing, but my efforts have paid off over the years. What’s your technique for the perfect gift wrapping job?