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On the 19th Day of Blogmas: Presents Under the Tree

On the 19th Day of Blogmas: Presents Under the Tree

I love shopping for presents for my nearest and dearest. But I confess that I find wrapping them a headache! I am a bit of a perfectionist, so wrapping my gifts in a box is usually the way to go. Sometimes, though, a box won’t cut it. They’re awkward for stocking fillers and sometimes the box itself is an unusual shape.

Fed up with wrestling with the wrapping paper, and fist fighting the sellotape, I turned to the Internet for some ideas on how to wrap my gifts beautifully. I can’t profess to be an expert, but some of the tips I’ve gleaned have helped me to wrap some presents I’m proud of. Today I’m listing some of the better ones.

How to Wrap Your Presents Beautifully

The internet is full of ideas for wrapping Christmas presents. I’m a visual learner, so I find YouTube the best place to go as the various ideas are demonstrated. Here are a few of my faves.

John Lewis

Aim to Create

Jennifer Decorates

Present Wrapping Masterclass

One of the things I’ve discovered in my search for present-wrapping hacks, is that the Japanese are the masters of the art! Did you know that it’s possible to wrap a gift using only one piece of tape? No, neither did I! It appears that the Japanese turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by using a series of folds and turns. Some even use a flourish of origami to decorate their gift. Here are a few sites that show you how.

Origami Tree

Rouge Shop

Paper Guru

There are many, many more websites and You Tubers specialising in the fine art of wrapping. If you have any particular favourites of your own, or any that you feel should be featured in my list, please comment below. It would be good to hear from you.

Happy Wrapping!!







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