The Easiest Wrapping Tip

December 23, 2011 § 2 Comments

Though I may be organized in certain parts of my life, I am a chronic last minute wrapper. I am always wrapping my gifts the day before Christmas. This year is no different, but I’ve gotten much better at wrapping over the years thanks to a simple tip I learned when I worked in retail.

During high school I worked in a gorgeous boutique in my home town. I loved being in the store around the holidays.  Everyone was so happy and excited to be getting gifts for loved ones. Being the lowest level employee, I was responsible for most of the gift wrapping. I dreaded it initially, but the store manager gave me the simplest technique of folding the paper to create clean lines, that it actually made the process enjoyable. To this day, I use to this technique on every gift I wrap. It doesn’t require any fancy tools or ribbon. All you need is paper, scissors, and tape.  Here’s how you do it:


Now you’re going to apply the same folding technique to create clean lines on the side of the box. Before doing this be sure the box is tape side up.

If you’re comfortable getting a little fancy with the ribbon I think an off-set bow, closer to the top of the package, is really lovely.  But I also love the look of just a thick sparkly ribbon tied once around the package.  Either one is sure to impress!

And with that I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  Our feasting begins tonight and I can’t wait! xx

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