We need to wrap presents many times in a year, from birthdays to anniversaries and not to forget the wedding season, and, of course, during any festive season! Phew! Now, getting these numerous gifts wrapped and looking pretty is a whole task unto its own. In fact, there are many who would even call it an art form.
From using paper to plastic, traditional wrapping motifs to jazzy new ones, everyone has a preference, and similarly everyone has a different style as well. After all, it’s about getting neat edges and smooth lines – a task that can take a LOT of time for those not gifted with art-and-craft capabilities. Then there are those who take just seconds. Remember that one video showing a shop attendant wrapping gifts in less than 15 seconds went viral. People were mesmerised by the precision and his speed. Weather he assisted Santa Claus or not is beyond debate, but it seemed a pretty cool technique to master.
So we brought you a hack to master his techniques. To be fair, it takes a bit of practice, but a couple of tries later, you’ll be a gift-wrapping ninja. Interestingly, in this Japanese style of wrapping, you don’t keep the gift bang in the centre of the paper, like most of us do, but diagonally on one side. Then just keep folding in the edges atop the gift, tucking in all the extra bits and pieces. And voila! You should be done. Secure it with cellotape and your present is ready.
You can either choose to go with a simple card or if you’re pumped up for some more craftiness, then make yourself a ribbon bow.
Bonus video: If you are one of those DIY enthusiasts and like presenting gifts to your loved ones using beautiful wrapping papers in a unique way, try this Japanese Fan-wrapping style. The method is simple and it looks amazing. From wrapping books to sleek wedding gifts, this is beautiful.
Do you want to learn more wrapping ideas? Tell us in comments below.