Well here we are just a few days away from Christmas, and if you’re like us then you’re still staring at a stack of gifts that need to be wrapped. It’s not that we’re not in the Christmas spirit, there is just something so not fun about wrapping presents. If you feel this on a spiritual level, read through our tips that will hopefully speed up the process or at least make it a little more enjoyable. Let’s get started!
Set the Mood
Put on your favorite podcast, playlist, or season of The Office for the millionth time, we promise having something interesting playing in the background will make this process slightly better.
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Create a Workstation
Make sure you give yourself ample space to complete all the wrapping and make sure this space allows enough room for all of your materials. Have everything set out and ready to go, maybe even include a cold beverage and some easy-to-grab snacks for fuel.
Put it in a Box
Wrapping odd-shaped gifts take out every last ounce of fun that might have even existed. Make sure your workstation includes ample boxes; easy to wrap gifts will make the process so much easier and way less frustrating.
Make sure you have sharp, not dull scissors to wrap with. One because there is nothing more satisfying than that glorious moment your scissors start to glide, but two, you’ll want them sharp so you can be a gift-wrapping machine and not have to stop every few seconds because your scissors aren’t doing their one job: cutting.
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We’ve probably all experienced that moment when we realized we are not good at measuring and we see that dread half-inch of the box peeking out from below our wrapping paper. While it’s very tempting at this exact moment to simply start over, we’re telling you right now, don’t. Just get creative with some ribbon!
Choosing a color scheme for gifts make them all come together so much faster because you no longer have to stop to think about what paper you’ve already used too much of, what color bow, tag, etc. Our suggestion is to opt for brown kraft paper, then have ribbon and other accessories on hand to slap on top once the box is wrapped. In the end, it’s a win-win because all of the presents look great together and you saved yourself some time.
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Wrap as You Buy
Kind of a no-brainer, but if you wrap as you buy, then there’s no rush-wrapping a few nights before Christmas, plus you get to admire your work a little longer. But we aren’t judging you for your procrastination. We’re right there with ya. Happy wrapping!