Our Tips & Tricks to be the Perfect Wrapper

‘Tis the season… once again! You may have purchased everybody’s gifts, but there’s still the time-consuming task of wrapping each individual pressy. I can only just about wrap a box-like gift, so when an odd shaped object appears I’m often left begging for help.

 

If you’re like me, don’t fret. Follow our tips and tricks on how to wrap an awkward shaped present like a pro!

1st case: The Linea Spice Rack

Linea Spice Rack

 

A perfect gift for a food lover, this rack will be a welcome addition to any kitchen. But the question is – how on earth do you wrap it? Because of its irregular shape and the fact that the rack stands, it can be difficult…

 

Step 1: Try not to leave gift wrapping until the last minute

One of the most important things to remember is to remain patient – make sure you have plenty of time when you start to wrap your gifts. Stressful wrapper = poor wrapper.

 

Step 2: Cut pieces of tape before you start

Cut some pieces and tape them on the side of the table. That way, you won’t have to cut the tape with one hand and try to keep the paper in place on the gift on the other.

Step 3: Decide how much paper you need

Remember not to use too much paper, the less you use, the better it will look in the end. To see how much you’ll need, place the present on the paper and turn it on each side ( see below)…

 

Step 4: Wrap the paper around the gift

Once you’ve cut the paper, wrap it around the gift. Because of its awkward shape, you will need a little patience and two hands. Make sure it’s folded tightly and make the edges overlap. Then, being as neat as possible, fold the edges until the paper is flat on the present and secure with tape.

 

Step 5: Fold the corners

Now it’s time to fold the corners. Just turn the present and fold the corners on the shorter sides. Try to fold each corner as a triangle and make the paper flat with your fingers so it’s easier to fold in. Secure with tape and repeat the same process on the other side.

 

Step 6: You’re almost done

Now your oddly shaped present is all wrapped up, the only thing you have to do is to add a tag with your loved one’s name and a ribbon to make it look perfect.

Pied a Terre Satin  Bow // Linea Damask Tags

2nd Case: Dennis the Dog

House of Fraser Dennis the Dog

Fraser Dog will bring joy to the little ones – it’s soft, cute and cuddly but it doesn’t come in a box… uh oh. Here’s how we wrapped this lovely toy, and yes the first attempt was not our finest work…

This is a perfect example of how to wrap a present the wrong way- the cuddly dog is too small for it to stand on the paper and too much paper is used… whoops!  Here’s the RIGHT way to do it.

 

Step 1: Wrap the present

Simply roll the paper around the present and use your hands to make sure the paper is in close contact with the gift and secure with tape.

 

Step 2: Create a Sweet

Once you’ve taped your little roll shape, make the package look like a big sweet with the edges of the paper.Top tip: Use the remaining bits of paper instead of ribbon, secure with tape and you’re done!

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