Wrapping gifts can be tedious and time-consuming, but with the right tools and tips, you can easily get it done!
Our step-by-step guide will show you how to measure wrapping paper for a gift and give tips for making neat, clean folds and avoiding waste.
Tools You Need To Measure Wrapping Paper
Before you start wrapping your gifts, there are a few things you need to get first.
- Measuring tape: This is the most important tool to measure wrapping paper perfectly.
- A ruler: A ruler will come in handy if you need to measure smaller pieces of wrapping paper or if you need to cut straight lines.
- Scissors: You will need a good pair of scissors to cut the wrapping paper to the correct size.
- A pencil: A pencil will be handy for marking where you need to cut the wrapping paper.
And, of course – the wrapping paper!
Step 1: Measuring the Right Amount of Wrapping Paper
When you measure wrapping paper for a gift, the first step is to consistently measure the correct amount of wrapping paper. This may seem like a simple task, but it’s one of the most critical steps in the process.
Measure the length and width of the gift using a tape measure.
Then, add 2-3 inches to each side for overlap.
Now that you know how much wrapping paper you need, it’s time to start cutting!
Step 2: Cutting the Paper to Size
Once you have your measurements, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut the paper to size.
If you want a professional-looking finish, you must ensure your cuts are straight.
Step 3: Securing the Paper in Place
Now that your paper is cut to size, it’s time to secure it. You can do this in a few different ways, but we recommend using double-sided or washi tape.
Both options will allow you to remove the paper if you need to adjust it, and they won’t damage the wrapping paper.
- Stick a strip of tape along the top edge of the paper.
- Fold the paper over so that the adhesive strip touches the back side of the paper.
- Press down firmly to secure it in place.
- Repeat this process for the other three sides of the paper.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
It’s time to add the finishing touches.
For a truly professional look, you can use ribbon or bows to create crisp edges around the paper and add some flair.
You can also use gift tags or fabric cutouts to personalize your package.
Add a Personalized Touch to Your Gift-Giving
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Melanin Moments offers a unique and special touch to your gift-giving needs with wrapping papers.
These wrapping papers are specifically designed with beautiful illustrations of diverse skin tones and hair textures, making them perfect for any occasion.
With a wide range of designs to choose from, Melanin Moments’ wrapping papers are a great way to add a unique and meaningful touch to your gift-wrapping needs.
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