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The Only Wrapping Tip You Need

Author: Lauren Coleman

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?

Wrapping paper, scissors and tape

  • Place your gift in the centre of your wrap cut to size and making sure the item can be covered by the paper.

  • Item in centre of paper


    Cut paper to size

  • 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.

  • Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips

  • 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.

  • Make the base of your bag

  • 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.

  • Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips

  • Now take the top and bottom corners of your fancy origami shaped diamond and fold them to the middle securing with sellotape.

  • Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips

  • 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

  • Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips


    Awkward shaped wrapping tips

    Bob’s your Uncle, Fanny’s your Aunt, just like that you’ve made a very chic gift bag!


    Make an easy 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.

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    13 thoughts on “The Only Wrapping Tip You Need

    1. Ooh I LOVE this, thanks, Lauren!! This is a total game changer.

      Here and now seems as good a time as any to share my top wrapping paper find… this wrapping paper is so anazing I was stopped on two separate occasions in town by women who saw it poking out of the top of my bag and wanted to know where I’d bought it. I know marble is fast descending down the trend curve into mass-market ubiquitousness (as my find proves), but before the marble aesthetic becomes completely off-limits to those who discern haute-taste, I’m going to wring the last drops of use from it. By way of £1 rolls from Poundworld – not available online but visible in the top left image on this page: https://www.poundworld.co.uk/index/christmas-wrap-bags%20-cards_933.htm

      I’m planning to team mine with copper wired ribbon for maximum only-get-away-with-it-in-2017 effect, before both trends are completely obsolete. Go go GO!

      1. I love Poundworld for Christmas paraphernalia and Primark is also good for bargain wrapping paper. Long live marble I say! x

    2. Loving the tip! I actually love wrapping endless presents of odd shapes, but I know many do not share the same feeling. Actually the easiest way to wrap I find is to use a wrapping trick I saw in a French bookshop once – of course, where else would you spy creative wrapping?! Normally, when wrapping a book, say, you would fold the top end piece down then do the corners and sellotape up the flap (I hope that makes sense?!). In French bookshop world, you fold in the sides first (i.e. what would be the awkward edges of the book), then fold down the top before sellotaping up the flap. That sounds really odd written down, sorry that has probably confused anyone reading this, but it is really simple!! Just a slight change in the order, and it helps enormously for oddly shaped items…

    3. Just gave this a go to wrap a baseball cap and it worked perfectly (other than me getting the Christmas tree print on my wrap upside down 🤦🏼‍♀️) snowdays are made for wrapping presents, thanks for the tip!

    4. This is actually a Christmas miracle, thank you! Just saved me whilst trying to wrap an awkward shaped gift. Looks better than an oddly shaped bundle of wrapping paper covered in sellotape 😂

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