Tips for Wrapping Gifts

WrappingSometimes it can be difficult to do Christmas wrapping and actually make it look good. With Christmas just around the corner, there is going to be a lot of wrapping that needs to be done. Here are some tips on how to wrap like a professional!

Wrap presents early
Never wait until the last minute when it comes to wrapping your Christmas presents. You don’t want to have to rush and do a messy job, so get in the habit of wrapping presents as soon as you get them. Use sticky notes to label presents so you know what goes to who and when it gets closer to the holidays, you can add bows, ribbons and tags then.

Try to color code gifts
If you have a lot of gifts this year and don’t want to mess with gift tags, try to wrap gifts for one specific person in the same color. So for every person that is getting a bunch of presents, use a different color and wrap all of their presents in the same color. It is fun and easy!

Wrapping Boxes
You may think that boxes look like they are easy to wrap, but they aren’t as easy as you may thing. The key to perfectly wrapping a box is to never use a lot of paper. Start by wrapping the paper around the box and trim it so that the ends overlap each other just a few inches. When you are folding the ends, just make sure the paper extends to just a little halfway over the box.

Recycle and reuse gift-wrap
Never throw away used wrapping paper, ribbon or bows if they are not damaged. You can always use them for something. You can even cut them to fit smaller things or use them to fill boxes or bags.

Use decorative tape
Decorative tape is amazing. Not only does it work as tape, but also it is pretty! So you can actually use it to wrap your presents and then not have to use ribbon on top of it. There are so many different colors, patters and widths that you will be able to find something to match any of your wrapping paper.

Keep everything in one bin
When it comes to all of your wrapping items, store them all in one bin so they are easy to get to. You will always know where to look and always know how much of something you have. You will have your bows, ribbon, tissue paper, wrapping paper, scissors, decorative tape and gift bags all in one convenient spot!