How to effectively wrap a gift of any shape and size

How to effectively wrap a gift of any shape and size

How to effectively wrap a gift of any shape and size

December 28, 2021

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How to effectively wrap a gift of any shape and size
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How to wrap a rectangular gift in a classic way

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

What do you need

  • Wrapping paper;
  • scissors;
  • ordinary tape;
  • double sided tape.

How to wrap a gift

Lay out the paper and place a gift on it. From the narrow side, measure so much paper that it covers the parallelepiped by three quarters.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Measure the same amount of paper from the opposite side and cut off the excess.

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Place the gift with the wide side on the narrow edge of the paper.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Flip it over to the side.

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Then put it down and put it back up again.

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Measure about 5 cm from the gift and cut the paper along this line.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Turn the gift over to the side you want it to open. Attach the narrow edge of the paper to the middle of the top edge and fix it with ordinary tape. The paper should fit snugly into the box.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Glue a piece of double-sided tape to the opposite edge of the paper.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Glue this edge to the far edge of the top plane of the gift. If everything is measured correctly, the paper will fit snugly and will last just to the right place.

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Now seal the sides of the gift. Fold down the top edge of the paper and secure with regular tape.

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Run your fingers along the protruding paper to make crisp folds.

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Bend the side of the paper for a gift and fix it.

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In the same way, fold and glue the other part of the package.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Flatten the bottom edge, stick double-sided tape on it and attach it to the gift.

Frame: Hallmark / YouTube

Glue the opposite side of the gift in the same way. Run your fingers along the edges of the rectangle – so the shape of the package will be clearer.

What other option is there

A square-shaped gift is wrapped in much the same way:

How to wrap a rectangular gift diagonally

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

What do you need

  • Wrapping paper;
  • scissors.

How to wrap a gift

Lay out the paper on a flat surface. Place a gift in the corner: the edges of the wide side should be in contact with the edges of the paper.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Turn the gift on its side, and then lay it flat again.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Bend the opposite corner of the paper and measure a point on it at a distance of about 5 cm from the corner of the gift. In the photo, the person just points to this point.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Keeping your finger on the desired point, unfold the paper and cut along the line passing through the mark.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Cut another line perpendicular to the first. You will have a square piece of paper.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Take one corner of the paper and fold it under the gift.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Then slightly wrinkle the right corner inward and bend this part of the paper. Run your fingers through the folds. The packaging should fit snugly around the gift.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Fold in the opposite corner in the same way.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Fold this piece of paper over. Walk your fingers along all the folds formed.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Start folding up the rest of the package. Make sure that the paper does not come out to the sides.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Fold the paper, leaving a corner.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Fold the top of this corner over and run your fingers along the edge of the gift.

Frame: BeatTheBush / YouTube

Slip the loose piece under the corner pieces of the paper. Find details in the video:

What other option is there

This method uses adhesive tape, but much less paper is needed than in the previous ones.

How to make a draped box for a rectangular gift

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

What do you need

  • Wrapping paper;
  • corrugated paper;
  • scissors;
  • ordinary tape;
  • double sided tape;
  • tape is optional.

How to wrap a gift

Cut two identical large rectangular pieces of wrapping and crepe paper. Lay the wrapping paper face down and place the corrugated paper on top. Bend the bottom narrow edge a couple of centimeters.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Fold the same edge so that the new folded strip is two times wider than the previous one. In order not to be mistaken, watch the video instruction below. Fold this strip four more times.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Unfold the paper. You should have noticeable folds.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Turn the paper face up. From the middle of the bottom edge, cut off the corner to the beginning of the fifth fold.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Slightly straighten the corrugated sheet to the left. Fold all the paper into a fan along the marked folds. Look for details in the video.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Turn the package over and fix the fan with tape in several places.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Put the gift on paper. Bend the part with the fan, as shown in the photo. Lay the opposite side of the package on top. See how much you need to cut so that this part is hidden under the first. Then cut off the excess.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Open the paper. Put the left side on the gift and fix the right side on it with double-sided tape.

Frame: Shiho Masuda / YouTube

Flip the gift. On one side, fold the side…


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