How to paper: Wrapping up the Season How to wrap gifts

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Wrapping Up The Season!!!

One of the best parts about the holiday season are the gifts. Everybody loves

receiving gifts, but nobody ever thinks about the wrapping part of the

equation. Most people dread gift wrapping because they find it too tedious and

dull. Besides, why spend so much time on something when in the end it is just

going to be shred to pieces? Well, no matter what the size of the gift,

wrapping a present does not have to be boring or drawn on as one might think it

does. The following shows a few examples of how to wrap common holiday

presents. A neatly wrapped package can make a great holiday gift extra special.

Feel free to apply the basic wrapping principals on any present you have to

give; you'll be glad you did.

First, start out by rolling out a nice square of paper for the classic square

box. Make sure that the pattern desired on the outside of the package remains

face down. This technique may be used for any rectangular package, too. After

having sufficient paper spread out, place the box on it face down. Then,

carefully center it to assure that the paper fits the whole box. Next, fold the

long sides over the box, and tape them down. Then, crisply fold together the

ends of the package. Now, seal the ends shut with a sufficient amount of

adhesive tape to keep them closed and resistant to tampering. One may chose the

time saving, attractive, pre-made, stick-on, satin bows to compliment the


The next gift wrap offers a little more challenge than a standard square box.

This method may be used to wrap circular objects. Begin by stretching out a

square sheet of wrapping paper but this time start with the package...