Wrapping presents is one of those chores that no one enjoys. Personally, I can’t wrap presents at all. My quest to find the best techniques helped me collate and put together this awesome post. The festive period is a time for giving, unfortunately that means wrapping presents. And, for the majority of us, it isn’t easy nor is it satisfying thing to undertake.
Here are some of the best wrapping techniques that will make your presents look sparkling, and gift wrapped (yes, that is one option to consider). From speedy wraps, to basic folds this post is going to teach you everything you need to perfectly wrap your presents.
1. The basic wrap
Getting the basics right is always important, especially when wrapping presents. If you are tired of wrapping presents that look horrendous and do not do justice to the item, then fear not you’ll be able to use this technique.
The technique involves rolling out the paper, and then measuring the item with the paper to see if it can cover it. Starting at the edge of the paper fold over the present to see if the paper will cover. Bring the gift to the edge of the paper and fold over the side of the paper so that it covers the sides by roughly two thirds. Cut the paper straight down and move the present to the middle of the paper, then fold over and tape down so that the paper covers the box. Fold the paper so that it covers the sides by either using the top or the smaller section and then tape down.
2. Japanese gift-wrapping hack
This video has over 9 million views and appears to be extremely popular. The technique lets you wrap present extremely quickly, and was based on a department stores wrapping technique in Japan. It involves wrapping the present in a diagonal way that lets you wrap presents in less than 30 seconds.
Making sure that the size of the wrapping paper fits around the present, stick present in the middle and rotate. Then use a bit of tape on each fold, turning the box 45 degrees to the paper and keeping it there until you turn over making good use of the tucking.
3. Mathematical present wrapping
This video will help you wrap presents that aren’t square. If your present has a cross section at the end you’ll be able to use this technique to wrap it. The video uses geometry and includes some annoying shapes that the standard technique wouldn’t work on. All you need to wrap these types of presents is a ruler, a calculator and some basic knowledge of algebra.
I won’t be trying to wrap presents that do not conform to the standard box shape, in fact I’ll be putting the presents in boxes and then wrapping using the standard technique (pro-tip).
4. Gift wrap
Sod it, you’ve tried and it did not work out as expected. If you’re spending big then why not ask the shop to gift wrap the present. Quite a few stores now offer gift wrapping for free, you may gain a shiny wrapped present with a complementary gift bag.
If you’re in need of some sparkling Christmas wrapping paper and ribbons I’d recommend taskers!
Thanks for reading, I hope that you finally learned how to wrap.