Christmas gifts come in all manner of shapes and sizes. While some are a cinch to wrap, others practically require a diploma in arts and craft to pull off attractively. But have no fear — these video tutorials are designed to stop your pressies looking like sticky tape-covered blobs. There are tips for everything from bicycles to furry pets.
How To Gift Wrap A Cylindrical Object
Biscuit tins, coffee jars and Barrels of Monkeys make for pretty rubbish gifts: so at least get the wrapping right.
How To Wrap Clothes
The gift that kids hate but parents love. This clever wrapping method will give the garment a conventional gift shape.
How To Make A “Gift Sack”
Instead of wrestling with a cumbersome gift shape, another method is to place it inside a sack made out of wrapping paper. Simply place your gift in the middle of a large sheet, pull the edges around it up to the top and then tie it up with some decorative ribbon.
How To Wrap A Tennis Racquet
The key here is to use tissue paper which can be folded to better fit the racquet’s shape. You should also use four sheets in total so that the packaging is sufficiently reinforced.
How To Wrap Large Blister Packs
Lots of kids toys come packaged in blister packs that are a pain to wrap thanks to the producing plastic. Here are some tips that will make your gift more presentable.
How To Wrap Tiny Gifts
This handy video explains how to make small gifts attract the eye among their bigger brethren.
How To Wrap Extra-Large Gifts
I always find the wrapping paper doesn’t cover the entire present, leading to an ugly patchwork of taped-together sheets. This video demonstrates how to minimise these eye-sores.
How To Wrap A Wine Bottle
Gift-wrapped bottles always look the same, which makes them duller than dishwater. Alternatively, you could grab some rice paper and add a little artistry to proceedings. (This will net you extra points if you use a bottle of saké.)
How To Wrap A Gift Card
I firmly believe that the bad reputation of gift cards has a lot to do with how they’re bestowed — instead of being lovingly hand-wrapped, they’re generally stuffed into an envelope or Christmas card. The above video offers some suggestions to make gift cards seem more thoughtful.
How To Wrap A Bicycle
I had to do this last Christmas and it was murder. If only I’d Googled this video.
How To Make Your Wrapping Look Creative
HeyKayli is kind of like Martha Stewart’s hip young sister. In the above video, she demonstrates some of her bespoke wrapping creations which you can shamelessly steal and pass off as your own.
How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas
Don’t try this at home kids — especially if your cat hasn’t been declawed.
Got any pressie wrapping hacks of your own? Share your tips in the comments section below.