Yesterday I sat there and watched as my partner commenced wrapping all the christmas presents we had brought so far. I’d never realised it was such an art form, but he really puts my present wrapping to shame!
- Measure the paper you need by using the present to measure it;
- Fold and crease the paper where you are going to cut it;
- Cut the wrapping paper with a knife – no scissors in sight;
- There is a 3 piece sticky tape rule (this is not strict, but he is silently impressed with himself when he pulls it off!);
- Finishing off the wrapping is all in the art of the paper folds at either ends – this really reminds me of origami.
The result is that he can wrap the strangest shaped present with style and finesse, people comment on the wrapping (i.e. my Mum) – and how perfect it is, and with all of these ‘rules’ he gets the job down quicker than I ever would, with less wastage (paper and tape).
Note: I tried wrapping a present today, as I can’t really get him to wrap his own presents. One must ensure they use a sharp knife – otherwise the result is torn paper. And I must admit this works (once you swap to a sharp knife), as I stupidly started with scissors, and one side of the paper is not too straight, then swapping to a blunt knife – tearing the paper, ending up with a sharp knife and a lovely precision cut on the other side of the paper! Oh – and I managed the 3 piece sticky tape rule. WOOH!
- Wrap a Beautiful Package (quazen.com)