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How to wrap a gift box

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, everyone. I'm Ron Corning with Howdini, and today we are learning to wrap, with a W-R. Because have your packages looked like this? Have you given anyone a package that's wrapped like this, in the actual bag that it came in? Well, you're in trouble, and you've come to the right place. We are here with Nilda. She's from Kate's Paperie, here in New York City. It is the place to go for wrapping, and you are the person to do the wrapping. Nilda, thank you. And we are going to start, here, with something very basic. I mean, you have to give me props. I used kind of the seam of the bag to almost make what would be a bow on the top. So OK, let's take this out and use this as the example. This is kind of an extreme example, but the fact is, a lot of people don't know how to wrap, and it might look equally as bad as that. All right, so, what do we start with, here? A piece of paper that would basically be a little longer, or wider, than the length of the box. So this would be perfect. So how long do you want? Because I've seen situations where the paper's out to here, and you try to cut it. Usually allow two inches. So this way, it you make any mistakes and you just need to adjust, you'll have enough space. So then we're going to reverse the package, because this will be the back. Hold this down. Use a piece of tape. And so that the tape won't be seen on the outside of the package, use double sided tape on the inside. Now this is a trick. You put the double sided tape, right here, on the inside seam on this edge. Is it easy to get double sided tape? Available just about every place? Sure. Scotch sells it, and a few other companies. But their's just seems to be the strongest and the best. OK. So when you fold it over, there's no need to put a piece of tape here on the outside seam. No. It'll be nice and clean. Very nice. So we've turned the package this way, so you can see here that two inches that you were talking about. Now, I'm inclined in my limited wrapping experience to go like this, and bring everything in. And you say no, that's not the right way to do it. Right. It would just leave it very bulky and not very clean. And to make it neater, you would do sort of as if you was designing an envelope. Take one end, hold it against the box, and then make a crease with your paper. On the top and bottom. And bottom. Totally. Do the same thing on the opposite side, top and bottom. Then bring the top half down. And you don't have to rub the edges of the box, as it actually leaves it looking neater and clean if you don't do that. And any of the excess is just folded up into the seam. It'll be folded up. And to keep the package neat, what I would do is just take a little piece of tape, and just put a little dab there. Because it'll hold the whole thing in place. Fold this in. Because your own hands can sort of get in the way. Yeah, totally. And then fold the end up, and it'll be nice and clean and neat on the top. Take your double sided tape, put a piece on here. So the double sided tape, again. Right. Because the whole thing is, tape is OK if it's decorative. But if it's not necessary to show it, I don't think you need to really advertise it. You just rub it up, and that's it. And do the same thing on the opposite side. Point, point. And I have the box upside down. Push this in. Fold it down. And it doesn't matter that there was a little more on this, side because by the time you fold this in-- We can equal it out. It looks exactly the same. Here's my contribution for the day. How's that, Nilda? It's great. All right. Quick and simple, and looks great. Nilda, thank you, from Kate's Paperie, here in New York City. And of course, for more information on the perfect bow, we have that for you as well elsewhere on Howdini. I'm Ron Corning. Thanks for being here. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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Duration: 3 minutes and 52 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Touchstorm, LLC
Director: Howdini
Views: 102
Posted by: howdini on Oct 3, 2011

All thumbs when it comes to wrapping gifts? Howdini is pleased to present “gift wrapping 101,” with Nilda Garcia, the undisputed queen of the perfectly wrapped present at the famed Kate’s Paperie.

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