Whether it’s a Christmas gift or a birthday present, something for Hanukah or even just because, wrapping a gift perfectly is almost impossible. You could always use a gift bag–especially if the object is oddly shaped–but being able to use wrapping paper properly is important. And there’s always the risk of not having quite enough paper to wrap your gift. What to do, what to do?
The first step to wrapping presents beautifully is being well-organized. Our Jokari Gift Bag Organizer will help you keep your supplies organized. Clear pockets let you know what you have and you can store everything from gift wrap and ribbon to tissue paper, scissors and scotch tape. You can hang it in your closet and never have to worry about finding all of your supplies again. Just another way we help Make Life Better. Once you have all of your supplies in front of you, you’re ready to go. Here are a few foolproof methods to ensure a perfectly presented package each time.
METHOD ONE (Great for when you’re either running low on paper or you didn’t quite cut enough…)
1. Lay out your paper and place your gift diagonally so the edges of your gift create the third side of a triangle with the wrapping paper.
2. Fold over the top two corners and tape them down.
3. Continue folding and flipping as needed before tapping the gift shut.
METHOD TWO (For cylindrical objects)
- Measure the object. Add about four inches to the circumference. Use a tape measure for best results. Also, measure the height from top to bottom and the diameter of the flat side (if it has one).
- Cut out tissue paper or wrapping paper using the dimensions you just measured.
- Place the object in the center of the paper.
- Wrap the paper around the cylinder.
- Twist both ends to close, adding a ribbon if you so desire.
For other oddly-shaped presents, try giving your giftee an item related to it- gift wrap a hockey puck if you’re giving them a stick, for example. Consider using double-sided tape for a cleaner presentation. Work on a smooth surface. Hardwood floors are much easier for gift-wrapping than plush carpet. And don’t forget to get creative with bows, ribbons, and tinsel for bigger objects like bicycles or train tables. Creativity is key to making presents perfect. Just remember even if you run out of paper or it turns out a bit sloppy, all that matters is that it comes from the heart.