Depending on how good you are at it, wrapping gifts can either be a chore or a fun activity. Take my wife for example. She loves Christmas and can wrap gifts better than the professionals at Macy’s. As for me, I am no good at it. So, I usually try to use gift bags with loads of tissue paper to get the job done easily.
Wrapping gifts is a skill that you often have to call on at odd times of the year. But during the holiday season, you’ll really need to get to work. If you don’t know how to wrap gifts like a master, then you should learn this trick and get a handle on it before things get out of hand.
In this tip, we’ll explain how to wrap and odd-shaped gift without having to spend extra money on expensive gift bags. Once you master this simple trick, which you can do after one or two tries, you’ll never need to buy gift bags ever again. Check this out and bookmark this page so you can easily return to it when you start gift wrapping for the holidays…
Below we are sharing a video of how to wrap these odd-shaped gifts. It is from the Christmas expert and gift-wrapping master Amy Goodman. She stopped by The Meredith Vieira Show and imparted her special technique with all of the viewers there. We are simply passing on this tidbit of expert information to you.
If you’re not a gift wrapping master, but still want to make your presents look presentable, then follow along for this holiday tip today!
Gather up a roll of wrapping paper, tape, and scissors.
First you need to cut your wrapping paper. But how much do you need? Unroll the paper on a flat surface and place your gift at the center. Bring the seam to the gift’s middle and extend the roll another 3 to 4 inches over the midpoint of the gift.
Then cut the paper off the roll with a straight cut and you’ve got the right size to match your odd-shaped gift.
Now it’s time to fold and tape. Fold the edge of the paper to the middle with a bit of overlap. Tape the seam, along the vertical from top to bottom.
TIP: Double-sided tape makes this wrapping job look neater.
Keep the width of your gift in mind, then fold the base of the paper up to make it wide enough to hold your item.
Open this base and then starting on one side fold it into a triangle by doing it from the middle. Then you’ll fold the other side to create a diamond shape.
Take the tops and bottoms of the diamond and fold them in the middle. This is how you create the base of your gift bag.
Now open it up, fluff, and stick your item inside. You’ve just created your own gift bag out of wrapping paper!
Check out the footage below to see how this is done. It’s a bit challenging but with some practice you can get it down!
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