How To: Properly Wrap a Present

In high school I worked as a sales assosicate at a Hallmark store. While working at the store I learned a lot about presentation, and how to make gifts look absolutely beautiful. Boxes are probably the easiest things to wrap, so if you’re giving an awkwardly shaped gift, putting it in a box first is the easiest solution. The hard edges allow you to create a tidy and professional-look. Here is how Hallmark taught me how to wrap a gift.

Step 1: Place the box face down on the paper, and pull up the short side and secure it with a piece of tape.

 Step 2: Fold the other side in about an inch.

 Step 3: Secure the folded side to the paper that you already secured down.

Step 4: Turn the present right way up and fold down the overhanging paper against the side of the box that remains exposed.

Step 5: Press in two side folds, smoothing the edges to give a clean finish. Next fold the bottom flap up to cover all the edges creating an envelope effect.

 Step 6: Secure with tape. Turn over and repeat the process for the other side.

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