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Gift Wrapping Tips

Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Gifts wrapped

Giving gifts can be one of the most enjoyable and yet most stressful things about the Christmas season. Of course we would like to give everyone that we know a gift and we would like for those gifts to be thoughtful, beautiful and well received. But such expectations are often hard to meet, especially when […]

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Line Gift Box with Tissue

Gift with Bow

That professional look which some packages have when we open them often lies in the fresh crispness of their tissue. All your gifts can have this look if you line the box with tissue in the following manner. Pleat each of two sheets of paper through the center: one to fit the length of the […]

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Using Gift Wrap Tissue

Family Unwrapping Gifts

Try these ideas with tissue. Line the box in a color to match the contents, or the color of the outer wrapping paper. Tissue is available in pastels and in red, green, and bright blue. Use tissue that is dusted with sparkle in confetti colors, or in gold or silver. Sprinkle sachet into the surrounding […]

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Gift Wrapping a Box

Gift Wrapped Box

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 […]

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Wrapping a Circular Box

Circular Wrapped Gift

To wrap a circular box, measure and cut the wrapping paper as for a rectangular one. Place the box on its side and roll the paper around it. Seal the paper with cellophane tape. Pleat the ends down flat and secure with matching seal or tape.        

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Wrapping a Big Box

Big Wrapped Box

How can a gift be wrapped if the box is too big for a sheet of gift paper? One way, and it can produce striking results, is to wrap the lid and the bottom of the box separately. Use two different papers that will harmonize or contrast attractively. Cut one sheet of paper to a […]

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Wrapping a Perfume Bottle

Red Gift Box

What can be done with a boxless bottle of perfume? Cut the wrapping paper in two squares large enough so that the four corners reach well above the height of the jar or bottle. Place one square over the other so that they make an eight-pointed star. Center the bottle on this star, and bring […]

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Wrapping Round Gifts and Cylindrical Packages


To give a cylindrical package the look of a snapper, the kind used at parties, roll the box in paper which is long enough so that the ends may be gathered and tied. Use ribbon to tie the ends, and cut them in a fringe. The easiest way to wrap round gifts is to use […]

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Fancy Ribbon Ideas

Fancy Gift

Ribbon can be used in many ways, because cellophane tape does so much of the job of holding the paper on the box. Choose a color of ribbon that enhances the paper, and try these decorative ideas. Wrap around. Wind the ribbon around the gift box once. Cut and secure.   Basket weave. Wind three […]

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A Pinwheel Bow saves Ribbon

Pretty Bow

The ribbon-saver! Save all the short lengths for this easy, attractive pinwheel bow. Cut ribbon into strips 4 inches to 6 inches long, and tie together with spool wire. Use several different colors for one bow; or combine wide and narrow ribbons in contrasting colors for another.   For a rosette bow, use the same […]

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