How to Perfectly Wrap a Gift
Get those crisp corners and symmetrical ends with these easy tips.
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Learn how to perfectly wrap even the oddest-shaped holiday presents.
Cut Paper to Size
Use a sturdy gift wrap. Unroll, and place box on top, top side down. Wrap paper around box until it meets the other side of the paper (Image 1), and cut two inches beyond that mark (Image 2). On the ends, leave enough paper to extend to about three fourths the height of the box. Trim opposite side to match.
Fold the long side in about one inch over the box, and tape (Image 1). Pull the other side taut, and crease the other edge to create a seam (Image 2). Once you create a seam, fold the excess under (Image 3), and sharply crease and tape using double-sided tape (so you have no visible tape).
Fold a triangle shape, and crease (Image 1). Fold end flaps in to create a cleaner triangle (Image 2). Tape top flap, then bottom with double-sided tape (Image 3). Repeat on the other end (Image 4).