HOW TO WRAP CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Step 1: Measure the Christmas Present
Wrapping a Christmas present is easier if it’s placed in a box. If the present didn’t come with a box, place it inside an appropriately sized gift box and securely tape the box shut. Next, determine how much wrapping paper you’ll need to cover present. To do this, place the gift on large sheet of paper. Cut enough paper so that each side, when brought around the box, reaches slightly more than halfway across it.
Step 2: Fold the Wrapping Paper
Place the gift box upside down on the cut sheet of wrapping paper. Do not center the box; place it toward the edge of one long end, leaving just enough paper to fold up over the edge of box, Fold that edge up and tape the paper to the box. Fold the other long end over gift box, pull tightly, and fold the end under so the crease runs along the edge of the box. Line the edge of the box with double-sided tape and then press the creased paper onto the tape.
Next, fold in the ends of the paper by laying the gift on its side. Starting at one end, fold short side toward the center of the box, creating a crisp, pointed end at the corner of each long end of the paper. Tape in place. Reapeat this step for the remaining short ends on the each side of the gift. Fold the bottom flap up on each side and secure with double-sided tape. Then fold the top flaps down, securing again with double-sided tape.
Be sure to pull the paper tight at each step and make each crease sharp for professional look.
Step 3: Add Gift Wrapping Accessories
Once the Christmas present is wrapped, it’s time to make it look pretty. Dress up the present with a beautiful bow made from ribbon that complements the wrapping paper.