Wrapping gifts is something I really look forward to every year. I love sitting on the floor with a pair of cozy pajamas, a glass of wine, watching Charlie Brown, and just wrapping away. Joey, of course, is my assistant. He has mastered the art of not losing the tape or scissors and he expertly removes the dogs from getting in my way. That’s an ideal assistant if you ask me.
It’s become a holiday tradition that Joey and I go shopping the day after Christmas and stock up with everything I will need for the next year because it’s all on sale!
First, I like to pick a theme and buy within the color theme. For this year, I went with a non traditional plaid, houndstooth, and red and black. I’m glad I picked this out last year because I’ve been going crazy over plaid this year. I have a large tub that I keep all of the wrapping supplies in that I store with the Christmas decorations so it’s all ready to go for me the following year.
- Lay your wrapping paper on a flat surface so you can measure how much you will need based upon your box size.
I like this paper a lot because the pattern allows me to cut straight lines easily.
3. Once your paper is cut to the perfect shape, center your box in the middle of the paper.
4. Fold half of paper to the center of the box and tape.
5. Fold the other half of the paper over making sure the paper is tightly fitted to the box, and tape.
6. Using your thumbs, push the sides of the box inward, creating a flat piece like above, almost like an envelope. You may need to run your hands to crease the paper so it will lay flat.
7. Fold the top flap down and then the other flap over it.
8. I usually tape the center, and the two sides.
Now is the fun part. This is where you can get as creative as you want!
9. Wrap the ribbon long ways around your box.
10. Cross the ribbon in the center of the box.
11. Your ribbon will make a “t” across your box. You will want to flip over your box and tape the ribbon to the bottom.
12. Next, create the type of box you want. There are hundreds of bows to choose from and I utilize Pinterest for some great tutorials.
13. Attach your bow and name tag.
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Photos by Samantha May