In this tutorial, we'll show you how to perfectly wrap that perfect little something!
Soon you'll enjoy giving gifts as much as receiving them!
Step 1: Supplies
- Wrapping paper (we used recycled parchment paper...love the possibilities with this stuff!)
- tape (3 pieces)
- gift box (with gift inside)
- flat surface
Step 2: Cutting Paper
The margin of paper along the ends, if folded, should reach up more than halfway above the center of your sides
Have the top of your box sitting closer to one end of the rectangle you just cut, as shown above.
Step 3: First Fold
Helpful hint: To get nice crisp edges, we fold over and use our fancy opposable thumbs and forefinger to really define the fold
Step 4: Flip Box Over And....
Next, you will notice that you have a couple inches of paper left over on the side. THIS IS INTENTIONAL! We want to fold it up and over to the (new) top of our box and create a crease. Using that crease, fold paper over completely. The folded edge should now match the edge of our box
Place your first piece of tape along the edge, as near to the true center of your box as possible
Step 5: Working the Ends
looking at the ends, and making sure you're working on a flat surface, you will take the two side ends and fold them in towards the center. This will create an angle on the bottom sides of your paper. Fold and crease that angle. Flip box over and do the same for the two other ends. Crease around the entire side
Step 6: Finishing Off the Ends
If you cut your paper with enough of a wrapping paper margin, when folded down, it should be more than half the length of your entire side (but even if your paper is only at the half way line, thats fine also. Any less, and the side will not be completely covered!)
You want to guess that half way mark, and fold the edge backward so that it aligns with that mid point. This will only be needed for one end. The other end can be tucked down under it. Place your second piece of tape over that crease
Now turn box to other side, and complete the other end. Place your third piece of tape!