Before you begin, gather your supplies: wrapping paper, scissors, tape and ribbons/bows. Note that most gifts are easier to wrap inside a box. You can purchase gift boxes, but many stores will often give you boxes for free. Once you have all your supplies ready to go, it’s time to start wrapping. Here’s a step-by-step plan:
- On a flat, clear surface such as a counter or kitchen table, unroll some of the wrapping paper, printed side down.
- Starting with the gift on the edge of the paper, roll the wrapping paper across the box to determine how much paper you will need to cover the entire present.
- Cut the paper, then fold about an inch over the cut to create a clean edge.
- Place the box in the center of the paper and bring the paper edge opposite to the folded edge, up the side and halfway across the top of the box. Attach with tape.
- Bring the folded side up so that it overlaps with the taped edge and pull the paper tightly around the box before affixing with tape.
- Fold the paper in on each side of the gift. To do this, fold down the top flap onto the side of the box, creating two wings at the side. Flatten the wings and fold them inward. Fold the remaining triangle of paper up against the box and attach with tape. Repeat on the other side.
- Add ribbon, a bow or a decorative gift tag to the present to give it a festive touch!
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