Pack Christmas presents is one of the many things that I’m not so sure about. But I have to admit I’m never very satisfied with the impersonal gift packages made by the stores. So, one way or another, I have to manage to get by myself. Considering not being the only one in the world to have little manuality I thought it would be useful to share those few tips that have helped me to improve the creation of simple and easy gift packages. Because instill, even if they are actually torn and then thrown away in a few minutes, the eye always wants its part and then we try not to disappoint it. ;)
5 basic tips to pack Christmas presents
Before proceeding, it is necessary to organize yourself with everything you need on a flat and stable surface. Any type of gift wrapping paper folds easily. Getting on a bed or on the sofa is definitely risky for a precise and orderly realization. So let’s get some paper, scissors, scotch tape, ribbons, bows, tickets, of course, some wrapping gifts and proceed.
1. Give a regular shape to the gift to pack
When you have little manuality and poor precision, the easiest solution is to pack Christmas gifts in square or rectangular packages. When the gift has an irregular shape you can resort to the use of a box in which to insert it. Moreover, if colored or fancy choice can be reused by those who receive it as a container for the home. As an alternative for Christmas gifts with a particular shape, it is better to fall back on a nice bag to be embellished and then according to our tastes.
2. No scotch yes biadhesive
The normal scotch is undoubtedly the fastest and most convenient choice to use. But I learned that, if we really want to make a good impression with our gift packages, choose the double-sided tape guarantees that elegance and that extra touch. In fact it is the only one that remains totally invisible.
3. How to pack Christmas presents
The classic method for packing up presents involves placing a sheet of gift paper on a flat, well-laid surface to fit it. Dimensions that should not be excessive but not too precise. Then leave at least an extra margin of 1-2 cm of fold on each side. At this point you have to place the gift, upside down, in the middle of the sheet and fold one of the two sides on top of the gift, then the other and fix them with the tape. In the event that the edge of the paper is cut badly by folding it 1 cm over itself we will hide the error. Let’s move to the sides. Holding the paper still, we fold the upper part downwards so that it adheres well to the box. Then we fold the side wings inwards and finally the remaining bottom part upwards. Fasten with the tape and proceed in the same way with the other side. It must be said, however, that for the sides the best solution would be to start first from folding the side wings inward and then the upper and lower part. Personally I have so much the habit in the other way that this does not come at all well though very easy.
4. Ribbon and bow
Here too we resort to the classic and best known method. We pass the ribbon under the gift pack and cross the two flaps in the middle of the package. Holding one end of the stationary tape we run the other end perpendicularly under the package and below the intersection. Finally we make a nice tight knot and a bow with big buttonholes that we will cut in the middle. We pull the 4 strips of ribbon remaining from the bow with a pair of scissors and thus obtain the typical curl that decorates the gift packs. Obviously the variations of ribbons and bows are endless. You can use everything by giving free rein to the imagination.
5. Gift tags
Last step, but not least, is to insert the ticket, or gift tag, with directions to who goes and by whom. Here too, there is only to be indulged according to your tastes but since we are under Christmas I thought to make a small gift just like I did with the paper planner blog. This year I personally created personalized gift cards for myself using the logo of my blog. I put them at your complete disposal in PDF to free download and then print on paper or cardboard of your choice. Just click on the links below.
I hope I have been of help, that my little thought for you like it and then I greet you with a selection of the 10 ideas to pack Christmas presents that I liked the most by going around the web. After all, when we want to amaze, inspirations are never enough. ;*