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How To Wrap Her Gifts Like A Professional

How To Gift Wrap Her Present Part 2: Wrapping Up Professionally

OK, so your wrapping paper has been trimmed down to size and you've made a 'finished edge' by creasing. Now, in this section we show you the rest of the creases and folds needed for a professional finish to your gift wrapping.

Back to part 1 of "How to Gift Wrap Her Present"

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1. Place your item in the centre of your wrapping paper face down. Fold over the creased finished edge and line it up with the center of the upper surface. Make sure it runs parallel.

Lining up the finished centre join - click to view larger

2. Press down on the finished edge and slip/draw the item toward you until the paper is nice and tight.

Pull the paper tight - click to view larger

3. Release the good edge. Keeping the item in position, fold the rough edge over tightly.

Fold over the rough edge - click to view larger

4. Fold the creased finished edge back over tightly. You should now have a neat, straight and central join.

Fold the creased finished edge back over - click to view larger

5. Tape the join dead-centre with a small piece of sellotape or Scotch tape.

Tape the join dead-centre - click to view larger

6. Cut a deep v-shape into the ends. This should continue round and down either side.

Cut a v-shape into the ends - click to view larger

7. Find the end of your gift and crease down.

Find the end of your gift - click to view larger

8. Crease the excess gift wrap all the way over. Keep your fingers near the outer edges.

Crease the excess gift wrap all the way over - click to view larger

9. Fold the first side flap in. Pull firmly across and down.

Fold the first side flap in - click to view larger

11. Crease along the bottom edge by running your finger from outside to middle pressing down.

Crease the bottom edge - click to view larger

11. Hold the flap and tightly in position and crease the newly-formed edge of the bottom flap.

Crease the bottom flap - click to view larger

12. Repeat the steps 9 and 10 for the other side flap. Fold any excess gift wrap back into the triangle of the bottom flap.

Crease the bottom flap - click to view larger

13. Tuck bottom flap up tight against the end.

Tuck bottom flap up - click to view larger

14. Crease the bottom edge of the bottom flap by running your finger along it.

Crease the bottom edge of the bottom flap - click to view larger

15. Your gift is now ready for ribbon. Alternatively you can stick the end flaps in position with a small piece of sellotape.

Your gift is now ready for ribbon - click to view larger

Finished gift-wrapped box with ribbon. How to ribbon tie your gift.

Finished gift-wrapped box with ribbon bow

How to ribbon tie your gift





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