When you’re giving a gift, you want it to look professionally done. But wrapping a gift can be tricky – especially if you’re not sure what to do. This blog post will show you how to wrap a gift so that it looks amazing – no matter who the recipient is. So, whether you’re looking for ideas for Christmas presents or just want to learn a new skill, keep reading!
Use wrapping paper that is of good quality and in a coordinating color
How to Wrap a Gift Perfectly Every Time Expert How-To-Wrap-a-Gift Advice from the Martha Stewart Living Editors How do you make a beautifully wrapped gift? Follow our easy step-by-step instructions, using quality wrapping paper in coordinating colors. You don’t need a lot of fancy materials; all you need is good-quality wrapping paper, double-stick tape, and a pair of scissors.
How to Wrap a Square or Rectangular Box
1. Start with the box upside down on the wrapping paper.
2. Bring the long side of the paper up over the box.
3. Flip the box over and bring the other long side of the paper up, making sure that both ends meet in the middle of one of the short sides of the box top.
4. Use double-stick tape to secure the two ends of the paper in the middle of one of the short sides of the box top. If you’re using patterned wrapping paper, make sure that the pattern is centered on top of the box before you secure it with tape.
5. Turn the box over so that it’s right side up. Fold in each side flap to create sharp creases; then unfold them so that they lie flat against the sides of the box.
6. Center one end of a length of ribbon on one side flap; use double-stick tape to secure it in place.
7. Wrap the ribbon around to the other side flap, and use double-stick tape to secure it in place.
8. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 with another piece of ribbon, placing it perpendicular to the first piece (shown).
How to Wrap an Oddly Shaped Gift
1. Start with a sheet of tissue paper that’s large enough to wrap around your gift with at least 2 inches to spare on all sides.
2. Center your gift on top of tissue paper; gather tissue up around it, and tie with ribbon at least 2 inches above gift (the tie should be loose enough that you can slide your hand between tissue and string).
3. Cut three pieces of ribbon: two 18 inches long and one 12 inches long. Cross two long ribbons halfway up ball (leave about 6 inches of slack at each end), and tie together tightly with short ribbon just below where they intersect; trim excess ribbon if necessary
4 How to Wrap a Bottle 1 large sheet good-quality wrapping paper 2 yards wide 1 yard wide would also work Double-stick tape Wine bottle Foil or cellophane Tape Scissors Ribbon Step 1Center wine bottle horizontally on backside (smooth) side of wrapping paper about 12 inches from short end; trace bottle onto paper with pencil (or use a store-bought cardboard wine bottle carrier as template).
Draw another circle 1 inch larger than traced circle around first circle; cut out both circles with scissors, leaving a 2inch border all around largest circle (as shown).
Step 2 center neck ring over small hole in top center of cutout circle; adhere cutout circle to backside (smooth) side of wrapping paper using double stick tape along edge where cutout meets border all around circumference (top part only); lift cutout, and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles under it before repositioning and pressing firmly in place again
Step 3apply generous amount double stick tape around circumference neck ring just below where foil begins twist neck ring clockwise until tight, then slide off bottleneckwipe any fingerprints off wine bottle surfaceadhere circumference outer edge cutout
Step 4 Cut eight 12inch lengths ribbon
Step 5 Lay 4 lengths ribbon across width wrapping paper about 2inches apart parallel bottom edge (short end)
Step 6Fold bottom edge up until horizontal ribbons are covereddrape remaining 4 lengths ribbon diagonally across folded bottom edge so they intersect horizontal ribbons at 90degree angles
Step 7 Adhere both sets ribbon place by running along their full length strips double stick tapedouble check position everything making sure wine bottle is centered within its cutout opening fold top edge down until it meets just below base bottleneck
Step 8 Apply generous amount double stick along both sides remaining foldover flap adhere down securely
9 embellish bowbased on thickness chosen design may vary
Step 10 Make basic bow following our howto guide trim streamers even length desired tucked into space behind foldover flap
Step 11 finish embellishing your own unique way enjoy!
Keep the giftwrap simple – avoid using too many designs or colors
When it comes to wrapping gifts, there is such thing as too much of a good thing. Using too many colors or patterns can be overwhelming and take away from the beauty of the gift itself. Stick to two or three colors maximum, and choose designs that are elegant and understated. If you’re unsure about how much is too much, err on the side of simplicity. A tastefully wrapped gift will always make a good impression, no matter what is inside.
Make sure the seams are straight and the corners are sharp
If you’re going to be successful in any kind of construction work, it’s important to pay attention to the details. That means making sure the seams are straight and the corners are sharp. With drywall, for example, sloppy work can result in weak joints that are prone to cracking. The same is true for any kind of framing work. If the corners aren’t square, the walls won’t be stable. And if the seams aren’t straight, the finished product will look uneven and unfinished. Paying attention to these details may seem like extra work, but it’s essential if you want to produce quality results.
Use a ribbon or bow to finish off the look
After you’ve wrapped your present, the final touch is to add a ribbon or bow. This is not only aesthetically pleasing, but can also be functional. If you are using a gift bag, a ribbon can be used to cinch the top closed. If you are using tissue paper, a bow can be used to secure it in place. The type of ribbon or bow you use will depend on the style of the wrapping paper and the overall look you are going for. For a more festive look, try using a metallic ribbon or a brightly colored bow. For a more sophisticated look, try using a black or white satin ribbon. No matter what you choose, a well-placed ribbon or bow can take your gift from ordinary to extraordinary.
If you’re giving a gift card, put it in a small envelope and tie it to the bow
A gift card is a great way to show someone you care, but it can also be a bit impersonal. If you want to put a little extra thought into your gift, try enclosing the card in a small envelope and tying it to the bow. This way, the recipient will know that you took the time to pick out a card and wrap it up, making the gift that much more special. Plus, it’s a nice way to dress up a simple gift card and make it look a bit more festive. So next time you’re stuck for what to give someone, reach for a gift card and make it extra special by tucking it into a cute envelope.
Write a heartfelt message on a piece of paper and attach it to the gift
Sometimes, the most memorable gifts are the ones that come with a personal touch. A simple handwritten note can say more than any store-bought card, and it shows that you took the time to think about the recipient. If you’re struggling to find the right words, start by expressing your gratitude for being part of their life. You could also share a memory or inside joke that will make them smile. Whatever you choose to write, make sure it comes from the heart. A few heartfelt words can make all the difference, and they’ll cherish your message long after the gift is gone.
Wrapping a gift can be just as fun as picking out the perfect present. By using some simple tips, you can make your gifts look elegant and professional. We hope these ideas have inspired you to get creative with your gift wrapping this year!