The Christmas holiday is just around the corner, which means I’m in prep mode! Most of my shopping is done, so now it’s time to start the wrapping process. In chatting with my nieces about how they wrap their holiday gifts for friends and loved ones, the eldest, a ten-year-old, was more than happy to explain her process to me. Here’s how to wrap your gifts this holiday season according to a ten-year-old, with a few notes of my own mixed in for reference!
You will need the following supplies: A cardboard box to hide the gift in, tape, Rudolph wrapping paper, and scissors. What you’ll actually need – Actually, this list is pretty legitimate.
Take the wrapping paper until you have a really big, long piece. Use the scissors to cut the paper off. What you should actually do – Unroll the wrapping paper, placing the gift box on top to measure for size. Once you have enough to cover the box in its entirety (the paper should cover the top and bottom of the box with plenty of excess to cover the sides), cut the wrapping paper.
Bend the wrapping paper from one side to another, taping it down as you go. If you don’t have regular tape, you can use a glue stick or duck tape from your garage. What you should actually do -Center the gift box. Fold one of the sides down to create a clean edge, then bring one side of the paper up the side and halfway across the top, taping it down to the box and affixing one side onto the other.
Bend the leftover flaps of the wrapping paper down and tape them. What you should actually do – Fold down the top flap of the excess portion of wrapping paper to create two winged portions at the sides. Repeat on the bottom portion, then flatten and tape those to the box.
Put a bow on the top and keep the gift under the tree until it’s time to give it to the person. What you should actually do – Add finishing touches to your gift, whether that’s wrapping it up in ribbon or topping it with a bow. Stow in a safe place until Christmas morning!
Happy holidays to all! Enjoy wrapping gift this wonderful season with your loved ones of all ages.