Step by Step: Wrap Beautifully

Step by Step: Wrap Beautifully

We're often asked how to wrap a gift and tie a beautiful bow. Here's the secret: It's really easy. We promise. And we're going to teach you how.

Step 1

Grab your favorite wrapping paper, choose ribbon, and gather all your supplies. Have sharp scissors and tape on hand before you begin.

Step 2

Roll out the paper and place your item on top. Cut the paper 1 to 3 inches larger than your gift, depending on the height of the box you're wrapping.

Cutting the paper to size is the most important step to wrapping a beautiful gift.

Step 3

Fold the paper around the gift and use tape to secure the paper on the back side.

Step 4

This is important. To fold the corners properly, the paper must be cut to size.

1. To create hospital corners, fold the wrap down over the side of the box and secure it with tape.

2. Next, fold the sides in toward the center of the box and crease the edges to create paper triangles on each side.

3. Then, fold the creased edges into the center of the box and secure them down with tape.

4. Finally, crease the remaining two corners into triangles and fold the paper up. Secure with tape.

 

Step 5

Spool out a long piece of ribbon. Before you cut it, wrap it around the box to make sure it's the right size.

Step 6

If you can tie a shoelace you can tie a beautiful bow. The trick is what you do after you tie the bow.

Tie a sloppy bow and take some time to adjust the length of each loop by pulling gently at the ends of the ribbon. The knot will hold it in place as you perfect it.

 Step 7

Trim the ends of your ribbon. We always cut the ribbon on an angle with a sharp pair of scissors so the ribbon doesn't fray.

Our best kept secret: We add the gift tag after we tie the bow. Simply snip the tag at the punch hole and you can attach it underneath the know, making it lay flat underneath your beautiful bow.

Ta-Daaaa! You're done.