Now for the outer wrapping.
Measure the wrapping paper and cut it to fit the box. Follow the accompanying diagrams closely, since they apply to a rectangular box of any dimensions.
Measure the paper around the box, allowing about an inch for overlap. Fold back excess, and cut off.
Measure the paper up three-quarters of the box’s depth at each end, and cut off excess.
Seal paper at the box’s edge with cellophane tape. Tape may be concealed by overlapping the ends of a small piece of tape, then folding, keeping the sticky side out. Place the tape between the edges to be sealed, and press them together firmly.
Tuck in paper at each end of the box, crease sharply, add tape (concealed in the same way as above), and press the end flaps against the box.