The holiday season is once again upon us and you know what that means: wrapping tons and tons of presents. Some people are seriously good at wrapping presents while others such as myself are absolutely hopeless. Wrapping presents is definitely the chore that I dread every single year, and the worst part is that I seem to have a ton of friends and family who are all born right around the holidays... meaning I've got twice as many presents to wrap!
Thankfully, YouTuber BeatTheBush created this handy video demonstration of a super fast wrapping technique from Japan that will have your presents wrapped in no time at all.
Before you start, it's important to make sure that the piece of wrapping paper you have is large enough to fully wrap around the width of your gift. It should be long enough to cover the long sides and tall enough to spam the height of the short sides of the gift.
How to speed wrap a gift
- Place your gift in the middle of your wrapping paper and roll it so it's adjacent to one corner of the wrapping paper.
- Pull the edge closest to your gift on to the present itself creating an edge in the wrapping paper below, which you'll want to get a hold of. Pinch between your thumb and index finger to get the best grip.
- Start pulling the edge up along the short side of the present, using your index finger to push the paper in and create a fold. Wrap this fold all the way up as far as it will go, then tape in place.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the next corner and tape the second edge into place.
- On the final side, pull the paper out so you can straighten the address, then use both index fingers to pull it up onto the gift and tape into place to finish your wrapping!
How easy is that? The results are absolutely stunning, with nice, crisp, clean edges. It might take a few tries to perfect this technique, you may want to practice on an empty box, but it is definitely worth it.