I’m not a fan of wrapping. A couple of birthday presents are fine but give me twenty-odd gifts and my enthusiasm wanes particularly if the pressies are awkwardly shaped. However last year I stumbled across a gem of a tip for wrapping oddly shaped gifts and it made Christmas a whole lot easier. If you haven’t already discovered this tip then let me tell you, it’s a game changer.
All you need to make your very own gift bag are the usual suspects required for a wrapping escapade; gift wrap, sellotape and scissors. So let’s get started shall we?
Place your gift in the centre of your wrap cut to size and making sure the item can be covered by the paper.
Fold the paper so the vertical edges overlap slightly in the middle and sellotape down the seam. You can use smaller pieces but it’s best to aim to get a continuous piece from top to bottom.
Bearing in mind the depth of your gift, fold the bottom of the ‘bag’ horizontally to make your base. This should be slightly larger than the width of the item.
Take the left and right hand corners of the base and fold towards the centre to make two triangles. This is hard to explain but dead easy to do so best to take a look at the picture to get an idea what I’m trying to explain.
Now take the top and bottom corners of your fancy origami shaped diamond and fold them to the middle securing with sellotape.
Slide the product in to the bag, and trim off any excess before folding over and adding a final flourish of tape to secure the treasures inside
Bob’s your Uncle, Fanny’s your Aunt, just like that you’ve made a very chic gift bag!
Now it’s up to you if you’d like to gift someone a half used shampoo but we’d advise against it. A full one would go down very well though especially if it’s wrapped in the beautiful paper we’ve used from Tuppence Collective.
Do let me know if you give this a whirl. Apologies if you’ve already wrapped your presents but I’m sure there are a few of you out there who, just like me, still have gifts to buy and wrap.