Oh, joy, the time of wrapping gifts approaches soon! And there are so many ways to do it, to make it beautiful, regardless of your skills. But, you don’t have to buy gift bags or pay for that overpriced store wrapping.
We wrap and give gifts for so many occasions, but you’ll agree with us that holiday season is a bit different. And for all the gifts you’re preparing this year, there is a way to make them even more beautiful. Amy Goodman was in ‘The Meredith Vieira Show’ to share a simple technique for those who aren’t the greatest at gift wrapping.
Here’s what you’ll need:
* Roll of wrapping paper
1. Cut the Paper
On a flat surface, unroll your wrapping paper and set your gift in the center. Bring the seam to the gift’s middle point and extend the roll about 3 to 4 inches over the midpoint of the gift. Cut the paper off the roll in a straight line to fit the size of your gift.
2. Fold and Tape
The Meredith Vieira Show
Fold each edge of the gift wrap to the middle with a little bit of overlap. Tape the seam vertically, from top to bottom. If you want to use double-sided tape for a neater look, go for it. Amy notes it’s perfectly fine to leave gaps between your pieces of tape!
3. Make the Base
With the width of your present in mind, fold the base of your wrapping paper up so that it’s wide enough to accommodate your item. Both openings should be facing upwards now.