HOWTO Wrap presents

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6 Responses to “HOWTO Wrap presents”

  1. Jardine says:

    I’ve found a much better solution to my ineptitude at wrapping presents.

    Step 1: Find someone who is good with a sewing machine.
    Step 2: Ask said person to make a bunch of cloth drawstring bags in various sizes.
    Step 3: Put presents in drawstring bags.

    Now when the presents are opened, you aren’t knee deep in a ton of wrapping paper and the bags can be reused. Environmentally friendly and it hides your incompetence.

  2. arbitraryaardvark says:

    I just use this:
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  3. Nach says:

    Duct tape makes an excellent geeky substitute for ribbons.

  4. Miles says:

    I wish I would’ve had this last night.

  5. marcuspierce says:

    I’m the king of present wrapping. Which is an unlikely quality for one hardened by self-abuse and frequent imprisonment. But here’s my best tip: When you’re all done folding and taping, crease all of the edges. Pinch one corner and slide your fingers along the edge, resulting in a crisp, square edge. Do this all around. Now your gift looks like the proverbial shit.

  6. Kaden says:

    Excellent point concerning 3M Super77. While it may be the adhesive of choice for laminates, and glueing small, hairless companion animals to the wall, it’s definitely overkill for wrapping.

    Crafters aerosol stencil adhesive, on the other hand, is the absolute *business* for wrapping stuff. The stick factor is higher than post-it stickum, and lower than rubber cement, and it allows for lotsa finicky repositioning without leaving any nasty residue.

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