BUT before any of that we need to wrap the gift. I’ve got two top tips to make this as neat as possible.
1. Make sure you don’t have excess paper. If you have enough to just cover the gift, the paper will be smooth and the corners sharp. If you’re trying to fold with lots of excess, it’ll be lumpy and messy.
2. Once you’ve cut the amount you need off the roll, placed your gift in the middle and folded over your first piece of paper, hold it in place with a small piece of Washi tape. Washi tape is a Japanese tape, it’s super durable and generally made from natural fibres like hemp or bamboo. It’s similar to masking tape in that it comes off easily and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. If you stick your first piece of paper to the actual gift using washi tape, everything will be held in place whilst you fold the second side, and you won’t need to borrow any fingers to hold down your paper.
If you’ve nearly done all your presents and it doesn't look like you have enough wrapping paper for the final few, place your gift diagonally in the middle of the paper, then pull up the sides to cover each corner of the box. This uses much less paper and is just as easy.