For as long as I have been able to purchase presents with my own money, I’ve always had my own style of wrapping. My style of wrapping has always consisted of brown paper and red ribbon. Sometimes I would change it up and go for red string or brown string. Sometimes I have added some other colour to the mix such as the tartan you can see to the right. Last year I added something else to my
wrapping also. I purchased Hessian sacks, just like the ones potatoes come in. Everybody had their own individual bag with their letter corresponding to their title. M for Mum D for D etc etc, with a red ribbon tied around the top to keep them from peeping before Christmas. This year I’ve decided to go with a different colour theme and different type of style to how I present my bows. I was in Primark just scouting around for different presents and I spotted this metallic copper wrapping paper. £1.50 for 5M you really can’t go wrong with that! I purchased 2 rolls. I was so happy with my purchase as I felt I was prepared for wrapping my presents. I took out my bag of crafts and took out a reel of red organza ribbon which you can see in the photo above. It didn’t go together at all, so I jumped onto eBay and started having a look at the different colours that would match with this copper effect. After hours of searching, I decided to go with the black. It might not look Christmassy but it most certainly looks elegant. With any wrapping, I also wrap the easiest first.
I like simple and clean wrapping. So anything square or rectangle is most certainly my friends. I always try to not use too much wrapping paper as just seems wasteful. So I always measure just how much I need, not with a measuring tape but I mentally measure it out. I place the item in the middle face down and fold the wrapping paper over till it reaches the middle of the wrapping paper, I then cello-tape that down. This then gives me a guide on how much I need the other side, giving me my measurement. Sometimes though even the trained eye can be deceiving and I do end up
cutting a little bit off. Once the other side has been folded over I then tape that into place. Now onto the sides, I always trim the edges down to make sure that you don’t have too much on the sides. I fold one of the corners inwards so it meets the middle of the item. I then fold the other side in, which gives me a triangle. Once both have been folded, I then fold the triangle over the item making sure the triangle is in the middle and on the side where I pieced the two other sides together previously. I then do the same on the other side. Once this step has been completed it’s onto the ribbon. Normally with a ribbon, I would just centralise it and do it like a normal bow. However, I wanted to try something different that I saw on pinterest. I had to watch a YouTube video on how to do it because I couldn’t fathom out how they actually did it. But in the end, it was just feeding the ribbon around the corners of the present and it worked beautifully. I got a gift tag to add more of a personal touch and the present wrapping is complete. I then add it to their personal sack with their initial on. Throughout my family and friends, I’m known for the one to have beautifully wrapped presents. I most certainly like to keep that title.