How to wrap Christmas presents like a pro

published on July 22, 2020

Well, I’d always loved wrapping gifts for my friends and family and people would ask me to wrap gifts And when I left full-time corporate life, I decided to practise what I preach and actually go and do the things that I loved, and one of the things I loved was gift wrapping I think I’ve wrapped over 60,000 presents in my lifetime Most people use way, way, too much paper and not enough ribbon A great little tip is to take some string and put it all around

The object and about 10cm and that will tell you how much you need About that much, so that’s going to be perfect for that How much do I need on the sides? About three fingers either side Cut that as straight as you can So I just used the pattern of the pinecone

So the first thing I do: create a little footing And I’m going to make sure it’s centred, then I’m going to bring this all the way over, and I’m going to press as tightly as I can And I’m going to pinch along that edge That’s going to give me a fold line I’m going to open out Place my double-sided tape along that as close to the seam as I can

And here is what’s important: I’m going to bring here to here and you will see a perfect seam there that’s not going to be seen at all I’m going to fold that down…in… Fold that down like that, and then I’m going to tape

And there I go Just going to pinch around the edge to make sure all those seams are nice and crisp How much ribbon do you use? Enough to go all the way around the thinnest part of the book So I come into the centre, enough to make a loop and a bow

Tie the bow I’ve used a taffeta ribbon here because it’s going to sit beautifully every time because it has body I need to do something with these tails A pennant look is when you get that cut-in part So we fold the ribbon in half and we cut from the folded side

Add in a little bit of Christmas tree or Christmas berry as well So I have one set of scissors for paper and one set of scissors for ribbons Fibres in ribbons are very different and you will blunt very quickly I always wrap with double-sided tape I know some people are a bit scared of it,

But one you’ve used it, you’ll never go back it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to wrap gifts and increasingly I’m wrapping with either recycled or paper that had another original purpose Definitely some things are more difficult to wrap than others Take a piece of cardboard and put it under

Take a piece of cardboard and put it on top, effectively creating a very thin rectangular prism, and I’d wrap as normal For the flustered person on Christmas Eve I’d say this: slow down, go to the kitchen bench because it’s alway easier to gift wrap standing up

Just take one gift at a time, and really enjoy who you’re wrapping it for

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