How To: Wrap Small Awkward Presents


This post is the second in our gift wrapping series. The first post to learn to wrap a perfect present is here.  That is a great way to wrap books and easy to wrap things.  But what about awkward things?  We don’t like wrapping gifts that are odd-shaped, far too time-consuming.  So for these items we repurpose different packages to use as gift wrapping.  For this tutorial we used Chinese Takeaway containers, bought at an Asian supermarket for 20cents each, which makes this an inexpensive way to wrap.  We used scraps of fabric from making our gorgeous Colour Burst Necklaces (the tutorial is here). Here’s how we did it…



Chinese gift boxes or any other box available
Mail tags
Ornamental Tape (we used this gorgeous lacey tape but washi tape would look great too)
Fabric scraps – from gift making, you could easily use bits of lace, twine, string…

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How To: Wrap a Gift (Perfectly)


There are several ways to wrap a present… and this way produces a perfect wrap.  We love it.  So here is the first of our Christmas Wrapping Series.


Wrapping Paper

Sticky Tape




1. Place the present onto the wrapping paper and cut as much as you need.


2. Place present onto the paper and lift the two edges of the paper up, in the middle.


2. Fold the edges under two times.


3. Smooth this fold down. in the middle of the present.


4.  Tuck the sides into the middle on one end of the present.  There is no need for tape in this middle fold.


5.  Take this end and make one fold in the end to hide the raw edge then fold it over onto the same side as the middle fold on the present.

6. Place one piece of tape on the end.

7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 for the other end.


8. Place your present, right side up on the table and tie a simple ribbon bow around it.


And it’s a wrap!  Join us for more of our Wrapping Series in the next few weeks.  Meanwhile for more Christmas ideas, check out our Little Birdie Advent Calendar, Felted WreathAngel Wings (perfect for a nativity), and our Christmas Starters.

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