I mentioned how this year we are decorating our tiny Christmas tree with the typical stocking stuffers, but when they are inside of a stocking they don't have to look as nice! The small presents inside of stockings are often small and odd-shaped and therefore hard to make presentable (maybe that's why stockings were invented?). In this video, I will show you how I like to wrap those tiny awkward presents using only one piece of tape (or none at all). I'm wrapping one of my favorite tiny presents, a lip balm by Hintascent that comes in a small tube that would be difficult to wrap conventionally but not this way.
This method works for all shapes of tiny to medium presents and is quite easy. Here are some tips for helping them turn out the tidiest:
- Pre-cut your tape so you don't have to struggle with the dispenser while your holding your package together. I use this biodegradable packing tape by EcoEnclose which comes on a large roll and then I just cut it into smaller pieces for smaller packages. This limits the amount of tapes that I need to store and keeps my color palette consistent throughout my large and small packages. Or...
- Try not using any tape. For extra neat and green points, you can simply hold the loose corner down while you wrap twine around your present a couple times and the twine alone will keep your wrapping paper on.
- Keep the folds tight. When folding the sides in, make sure they are pulled tight and that the width of the remaining paper to be rolled up is equal to or more narrow than the width of your object. This helps the ends of your package stay neat and tidy. You can re-adjust the width if necessary like I did, and it won't show on the outside once it's rolled or folded up.
Happy Wrapping & Happy Holidays!
I'm taking a writing break and will see you in the new year!