How to Wrap a Gift in a Bag

Wrapping gifts in gift wrapping, can be a tedious chore, and cause a backache from bending over, cutting and shaping. The use of a gift bag is so much easier, neater and easier to carry.


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    Open the gift bag and lay it on its side on a table or surface. Make sure it is the correct size for the gift. Wrap the gift in colored tissue paper.
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    Scrunch tissue paper and place at the bottom of the bag.
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    Slide gift into bag and turn bag upright. Place two small sheets of paper inside the bag between bag opening and gift on each side.
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    Make sure the tissue paper covers the gift. Allow the tissue paper to extend above the sides of the bag itself, arranging it neatly and attractively.
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    Tie the handles together with a small piece of scissor curled ribbon if the gift is small enough to accept this. Otherwise, just allow the handles to be separate. Its easier to carry it this way.
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  • Use more than one color of tissue as layers add interest to the wrapping.
  • Stick a card in the side of the bag. It's an easier way to make the present look more personal.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue paper
  • Present
  • Gift bag
  • (Optional) Card

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Categories: Gift Wrapping