So you've spent so much time time on choosing the gift that you've run out of time to think about how to wrap it. Never mind... Wrong! How the gift is presented can be almost as important as the gift itself. A little bit of thought and care can show the recipient just how important they are to you.
Here at Gilded Bee we usually use luxury rigid gift boxes finished with grosgrain ribbon. We love the idea that the boxes will be kept and re-purposed or passed on, housing another thoughtful gift. However, when giving gifts to loved ones it can look more personal to use wrapping paper even if also using a box.
Here's a few tips to getting that professional finish.
Be prepared. Much like cooking, the wrapping will be less stressful and give you a better result if you get all the bits together before you begin.
You will need:
- Wrapping paper
- All Purpose scissors
- Tape (preferably double-sided)
- Fabric (really sharp) scissors
We loved this wrapping paper from Designers Guild as it was really feminine and reflected the recipient of the gift. It was also a spring-time gift so a nice reminder that the trees were in full blossom!
Cut and Fold
Fold a seam of around 2cm on the edge that will wrap around the present. This will give a crisp edge to the seam and disguise any dodgy cutting!
Seal it up
Corner Fold I
Carefully fold in the edges by pushing down the paper and creating neat creases at the inside corners. Crease corners to form a triangle at each end.
Corner Fold II
Corner Fold III
Again, ideally using double sided tape seal up the end. Turn box around and repeat on the other side.
You can leave the box like this, perfectly elegant and lovely to tear into. Presented seam-side down