Prepare the Gift
Remove all price tags from the gift. Don't forget there are often several price tags on an item. 2.
If the item is oddly-shaped, try to find a box that it will fit in. A square or rectangular shape is easiest to wrap. Pack it in the box with tissue paper. If it is breakable, be sure to pack it tightly and securely. 3.
If you have a gift receipt for the item, include it in the box in case it needs to be returned. These are most common for clothing items in case they don't fit. Never include a regular receipt. Choose your Wrapping Paper
Be sure the design is appropriate for the occasion; if you're wrapping a birthday present, it doesn't make much sense to use Christmas tree wrapping paper 2.
You can buy some fancy wrapping paper to make your gifts look high-class, or you can grab a roll or two from the Dollar Store if you're on a tighter budget. 3.
If you're on a really tight budget or just prefer to stray from the norm, you could even try newspaper... The comics section from the Sunday edition works best - it's more colorful and entertaining. Measure and Cut the Wrapping Paper
Make sure you have enough work space, and then roll out the wrapping paper. Also make sure you have enough paper to fit around the entire gift. Measure if necessary leaving a few extra inches to be sure you are completely covered. 2.
Cut across the paper in one motion by closing your scissors about halfway and pushing gently from one end to the other. Wrap
Wrapping really isn't a difficult task. Take your time! Do each step slowly, and the gift will look pristine. Rush it and risk it looking sloppy! 1.
Place your cut piece of wrapping paper design side down on the table. 2.
Place the gift face down in the middle of the paper.
Bring paper from the long side of the box, up to the middle of the box and pull tightly so the paper is smooth and tape closed. 4.
If the edge of the wrapping paper is poorly cut or has jagged edges, fold it underneath before...
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