#Blogmas: Day 5

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away? We have made it to the end of 2020. Boy what a year. Because we are close, I want to talk about a subject that I struggle with even to this day, Gift Wrapping!! I would rather put the present in a bag and hand it to them. But…, because I have a son who enjoys ripping paper, I have to learn how to wrap presents so he can enjoy Christmas. If you are like me and not the best gift wrapper, stay tuned as we go over steps that I found that have helped me so far. We could possibly learn something new together.

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When I was younger, everyone went to my grandma’s house to wrap their presents. I was unsure why until I set foot into her living room. Her front room had been transformed into Santa’s Workshop. Wrapping paper all across the floor, rolls of tape being thrown and Gospel Christmas music blasting in the background. This was the year I realized I didn’t like wrapping presents. I was 9 years old and was upset because of how quickly and efficient the 5 year olds were pumping out gifts. It seemed second nature to them. Maybe they attended a school that only taught gift wrapping. I felt so bad that the next year I was determined to be better than them. No matter how hard I tried, I still struggled with wrapping gifts. Today I look to change that for the both of us.

In 3 Easy Steps, You Can Go From This!!

To This!!!

What Supplies Are Needed?

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Scissors
  • Gift Boxes (Optional)
  • Tape (Double sided if available)
  • Tea Spoon of Patience

Step 1: Cut Paper

Before you begin the wrapping the process, measure it over the wrapping paper to ensure it completely covers the present. (I found that placing the present in a box makes the wrapping process easier) Position the gift so that you have enough room to fold over the present from each side. Once you have what you need, neatly cut along the sides.

Step 2: Fold

Once paper is cut, begin neatly folding the corners over the box and taping it in place. Repeat until the box is fully covered leaving no trace of what the present is.

Step 3: Add Accessories and Labels

Now that the gift is wrapped, let the receiver know who took time to wrap it. Be as creative as possible during this step. Doodle pictures or just simply put your name on it.

All Done!!

And there you have it, a new skill you can practice once a year or when birthdays come around. Now make sure you use your new found powers for good.

Bonus Tip

Make sure the person receiving the gift is not present. This will take away from the surprise. That’s unless you decide to wrap a back scratcher and not put it in a box. Then they will see what the present it.

Thank you for reading today’s blog. Are there any techniques that you use when wrapping presents? Comment them below, I could learn something new.

Published by Katrellis Lawson Sr.

An Artist/Jack of all Trades, master of none with the willingness to learn more.

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