Do you want to take the stress out of gift wrapping this Christmas? Perhaps you have piles of gifts to wrap and you want a few tips to make wrapping easier? Or maybe you just want to get it done as quickly as possible.
These 5 tips will have everything wrapped up in no time.
Sort out all the gifts into piles. One pile for each person you are wrapping for. If it looks like too much for one session, decide which ones you’re going to tackle first and put the others away. You won’t feel as overwhelmed seeing even more gifts to wrap. And if you’re short of time and find wrapping stressful, small and often is definitely better.
When you’re shopping for wrap, buy rolls rather than sheets in a selection of colours. Choose a different gift wrap colour or design & ribbon for each person. Using Kraft paper is also a great wrap to use for everyone, changing the ribbons for each person.
For maximum impact use boxes, especially if you have lots of awkwardly shaped gifts. Then gift wrap the boxes and tie them all together with the ribbon. Stacked gifts under the tree on Christmas Day looks amazing.
Keep it simple. Now is not the time to start trying a fancy technique if you’ve not done it before. And if you’re wrapping gifts for children they really wouldn’t appreciate the fancy techniques.
Use a handy tape dispenser or better still, tearable double sided tape. There are lots of handy dispensers available. I use this Scotch Tape wrist dispenser with pre-cut tape pieces (widely available online & in supermarkets) Using tearable double sided tape makes gift wrapping even easier – no searching for the scissors. You can buy this one here
Always work at a table or on a firm surface. If you find you put your fingers through the paper, working on a firm surface will help. And you will get lovely sharp creases in your paper for a more professional look
And if you want to improve your gift wrapping skills, contact me to hear about classes in 2022 here