Wapping presents is so much fun, isn’t it? But, it can also be quite difficult, especially if you have a few oddly shaped gifts. Now, usually around Christmas we all have about a thousand gifts to wrap, however, we believe that it is a great skill to have all year round. So, if you want your friends to receive gifts, wrapped in spectacular ways, this article is just for you. In it, we are going to provide a few tutorials on how to wrap a present, as well as a few out of the box, extraordinary ideas for non-conventional gift wrapping techniques. So, just in time for Christmas here are our easy tips and tricks for how to wrap a gift.
Gift wrapping is so fun and relaxing at the same time
We all know Christmas is the best time to learn how to wrap a gift
Now it is time to start with the tutorials
How to wrap a gift with a nice bow on top
Well, here’s a tutorial on how to create a beautiful bow out of your scrap paper.
- Fold the paper in half and then fold in half again.
- Cut small stripes starting from the open end, but don’t go all the way to the top. Your paper should start looking like a fringe.
- Grab a pair of scissors and curl the strips.
- Fold the paper inwards on inch a time to create a bunch.
- Secure to the gift with tape and adjust.
Step by step photo tutorial
Now let’s have a look at a nice tutorial for a pleated wrapping paper
- Start by measuring the paper, double the length and cut it.
- Then, fold one third of the bottom up, then unfold.
- Fold downward one inch above the crease you created in step 2.
- Keep folding and leaving about an inch between the pleats.
- Leave one third of the top and the bottom of the paper unfolded.
- Wrap the present leaving the pleats on top and use them for additional decorations or greeting cards.
Easy, yet effective way to wrap presents
DIY for gift bags to use on oddly shaped presents
Gift wrapping ideas
- Fold a sheet of paper lengthwise, curling the edges to fit one side into the other.
- Tape down with washi tape.
- Fold the bottom of the bag and press the corners to create a hexagonal shape.
- Fold the edges towards the center and secure with tape.
- Use a hole puncher to create holes on the top of the bag and thread a twine through them. Tie a knot on the inside to secure the handles.
The Japanese technique to wrap presents quickly
Best way to wrap presents in less than 30 seconds
- Position the gift box in the center of the paper.
- Start folding the paper, so its corner meets the corner of the box. This needs to be repeated on all sides of the box. Folding each corner will create a natural fold which you then need to fold over the box.
- Keep folding until the whole box is covered. You don’t even need to use tape, just hold each fold with your fingers.
- Finally the excess paper that you have left needs to be folded so i creates a triangular shape. Pull it over the gift and tape it down to secure the fold.
Start with these steps
Keep folding down the paper
Keep folding until only the top side is uncovered
Fold into a triangle and tape down to secure
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
Have you ever heard of gift wrapping with fabric
How to wrap a present with fabric
- Place the box at the center of the fabric diagonally.
- Bring each corner of the fabric over the gift.
- Fold the fabric on each end as you would with paper. Bring the ends to the middle and tie into a neat bow.
Simple and easy
Furthermore, this technique is eco-friendly
And it all ends with a nice bow
Double knotted gift wrapping
- Place the box at the center and bring both corners together. Cross them in the center and tie the two ends in a knot.
- Repeat with the side corners and create the second knot.
Now, let’s try technique #3
- Place the gift at the center of the fabric diagonally and bring each corner of the fabric over the box.
- Fold the two ends as you would fold and crease paper and bring over the top of the gift.
- Tie both ends together.
Cover the box and fold the edges
Tie the edges into a nice bow
Source: Better Homes & Gardens
Here is a tutorial for the most common way of gift wrapping
How to gift wrap a box
- Place the box upside down on the paper.
- Fold over on of the edges of the box and tape down.
- Fold the other part of the paper and make a small crease at the edge and tape down.
- On the side of the box, fold down the bottom flap and crease the edges to create two triangles, one on each side. Tape down.
- Bring both ends of the paper to center and then fold up the remaining paper, which should be in the shape of a triangle as well. Tape down and repeat on the other side.
Source: Hello Little Home
Personalize your presents with beautiful photos
Personalized gifts for your loved ones
If you want a gift which is going to be super personal and gifted to someone you love, this idea is perfect for you. Print out the desired photos and attach them to the wrapping paper with a piece of tape. You can even wrap a ribbon on top. If you want a minimalist look then this is perfect for you.
Source: These Four Walls Blog
How to gift wrap a mug or a bottle
How to wrap a gift
- Place the mug or bottle in the middle of the paper you’ve chosen.
- Bring the corners of the paper over the mug, holding them together.
- Tie a ribbon around the top of the wrapped mug and create curls using a scissor.
Minimalist way of wrapping presents
Get some black craft paper and a few white markers
And get to wrapping and drawing
Source: Bonnie Christine
Gift wrapping oddly shaped gifts
Gift packing ideas
- Cut a sheet of paper according to the size of your gift. Wrap it around the gift and secure with tape length wise to create a tube.
- Flatten the ends of the tube and fold.
- Use a whole puncher to create holes in the folded ends and tie with a ribbon.
Create this pouch in the same way, but tape down the bottom and leave the top open
Place the gift in the pouch and secure with a ribbon, threaded through a hole you have punched at the top
Source: One King’s Lane
How about we try this Santa wrapping idea
How to wrap a Christmas present
- Wrap your present with red wrapping paper.
- Add a black ribbon in the middle with a buckle. This will be Santa’s belt.
- Cut out his beard and the cuff of his coat off of white paper and tape it to the top and bottom of the gift.
So easy and fun to recreate
Source: Frog Prince Paperie
Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to wrap a wine bottle
And another tutorial to make you a pro in gift wrapping
You can get very creative when it comes to gift wrapping