So you have found the perfect gift but now you have to wrap it. We asked elsieandfleur’s illustrator and gift wrap designer, Angie Spurgeon to give us her top tips on how to wrap the perfect present.
This is what she told us “Before you start it is important to select the right paper, I would recommend a medium-weight gift wrap as it is easier to work with than thinner ones, which have a tendency to crumple and tear.
“Once you have selected your paper make sure you measure it properly, as this will make the wrapping easier and also ensures the ends will be neatly folded.
“Always use sharp scissors to cut the paper, if you don’t you may get torn, jagged edges, instead of nice clean ones.
“To avoid any unsightly tears or creases make sure you wrap your
presents on a hard surface. Don’t be tempted to work on the floor or carpet as it makes it more difficult for you to control the paper.
“One of the trickiest parts of wrapping a present is folding the ends. I would recommend folding the sides first and then folding the top flap and the bottom flap to meet one another in the middle before taping.”
Do you have any wrapping tips you’d like to pass on to others? Do get in touch below and tell us about them.