How to Wrap Your Gifts Inside Your Condo

Nov 30, 2021

The holiday season is upon us! Picking out the perfect Christmas presents for friends and loved ones are so fun and rewarding. Who doesn't love to see a smiling face when someone tears into a gift and is elated that it's exactly what they wanted? But before they send paper and ribbon flying, make sure they are equally as impressed with your professional-looking wrapping job.

To learn how to wrap a gift like a professional, follow these simple steps and you'll be on your way to wrapping anything from small gifts to larger Christmas presents in a snap and have them looking like a million bucks. 

Since practice makes perfect, why not start learning how to wrap a gift right now? Come Christmastime, there won't be any more late evenings, after the kids have gone to bed, struggling to wrap gifts, giving Santa plenty of time to sneak down the chimney.

Once you learn how to wrap a gift, we encourage you to get creative with gift wrapping ideas by turning your boxes into snowmen perfect for your condo design aesthetics, accenting them with tiny Christmas trees, or using unique DIY gift tags. What's more, these gift-wrapping tips extend beyond the holiday season especially when you are in a condo living. Now, wrapping birthday and anniversary presents will be a breeze. So grab your favorite holiday paper, ribbon, and tape, and start learning how to wrap a gift, because Christmas will be here before you know it!

What you will need: Wrapping paper, Scissors, Tape, and a bow or ribbon.

Step 1: Measure the paper

Measure out the amount of paper needed. It helps to fold one side of the paper over and copy the same on the other side. Remember it's always better to have too much paper than too little. The cardinal rule for choosing wrapping paper? The thicker, the better. To facilitate the trimming process, look for a roll with a grid pattern on the back.

Step 2: Cut paper

Enjoy the satisfying glide of the scissors. Feel free to trim off any excess. 

Step 3: Fold and Tape

Flip the box over so the seams of the paper and tape are on the bottom. Fold the paper over tightly and place a piece of tape in the middle. Repeat with the other side.

Step 4: Fold Ends

Fold-down the paper over the edges of the box. Make sharp creases on the parallel sides of the paper.

Step 5: Create triangle folds

Take the creased edge and wrap it against the box. Tape it down. Repeat with the other side. This is like folding a paper airplane and it should create a triangle tail.

Step 6: Fold Triangle Tail

Fold the triangle tail against the box and tape it down. You might have to fold or tuck some paper to make it look like a clean, sharp triangle. In the end, it will look similar to an envelope design. Now repeat steps 4-6 on the other side of the package. It's so much easier to wrap something square or rectangular. Do yourself a favor and pack your gift into a box. Taping it shut is optional!

Step 7: Decorate!

Add a bow or some ribbon to finish off your classic gift wrap. To add some personality to your package, we suggest getting creative with your ribbon choice. You can even curl traditional ribbons to make them look a little more fun. Viola!

Step 8: Trim Ends

Pinch the ribbon ends lengthwise and cut at a 45-degree angle to create forked ends, as shown. That's it—all wrapped up!

Dealing with hand cramps before Christmas? A sharp pair of scissors with a comfortable handle is key when you have a pile of gifts to tackle. Here's our trick from the pros: Double-sided tape is your secret weapon for a neat seam. Stock up on a bulk package of rolls now—you'll use them all before December 25.

You can also opt to level up your game with the following design ideas to wrap your gifts:

Sticky Trick

Plain paper and washi tape can make an eye-catching combo when used as gift wrap. After covering the item with white paper, cut out or arrange the washi tape in shapes of your choosing, or simply stick on strips in a random fashion for a fun punch of pattern.

Custom Colors

Rolls of packing paper, which come fairly cheap, can be easily and attractively transformed into pretty gift wrap using this glitzy idea. Layout sheets in a well-ventilated area, then spray-paint them any color you desire. Try varying the coats to create an ombré effect, or add a spritz of metallic paint for a gorgeous sheen.

Map it

Old maps or atlases are easy to come by at yard sales and thrift stores, and their generous size makes them ideal for wrapping gifts. Once you've covered your package, finish it off with some fluffy yarn, a pipe-cleaner bow, or a feather, and it’s ready to travel to its next destination.

Brown Paper Bags

For an appealingly organic effect, go to the backyard and gather an array of twigs, leaves, and berries. Wrap your goodies in brown paper or tissue paper, tie a length of twine around the center, then use the greenery as the super-simple yet stunning finishing touch. 

Read all about it

This clever crafter used her sewing machine to stitch newspaper pages into large sheets of gift wrap. Ribbons made from old VHS tapes further highlight the recycled theme and complement the black-and-white color scheme too.

Playful Prints

Need a fast and easy wrapping fix? These adorable gift tags and eye-dotted paper are designed to be printed right at home. For the best-looking results, use glossy photo paper for the tags and card stock for the gift wrap.

Bundle Up

Squares of fabric or silk make for lovely reusable wrapping paper, especially when you start with a double-sided material that offers a contrasting color or pattern to amp up the elegant effect. Place the package in the center of the square, tie opposite ends together in a knot, and then tuck the tails of the knots underneath to complete the decorative display.

There's something about a pile of presents under the tree that catches the eye—no matter how they're wrapped. But when your gifts look like something straight out of a storybook, it instantly adds to the Christmas magic.

If you are thinking of moving in to a new condominium, check out Vista Residences!

Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Ortigas, Baguio, Cebu, and CDO that are strategically located within major cities, in close proximity to premium universities, transit oriented locations and developed business districts.   

At Vista Residences, unit owners can take advantage of the property’s centrality. The properties of Vista Residences are strategically located near the country’s premium universities and CBDs, making them an attractive investment for both local and foreign investors.

Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.

In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.

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