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Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips from Randolph Towers

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Welcome back! Here at the Randolph Towers Blog, we have some basic gift wrapping tips to make the whole experience better. Check them out below!

Measure Paper Before You Cut

If you’re just going to eyeball the amount of wrapping paper you need, you’ll probably get a piece that is much too big or way too small. To save yourself from a whole lot of trouble, make sure to use the gift you’re wrapping as a tool to measure the correct amount of paper that you need. Widthwise, cut the paper to be a few inches longer than the present itself; lengthwise, make sure you cut ample paper to completely cover the entire present. Doing so will keep you from wasting your time and getting frustrated!

Add an Embellishment

If you think your presents look plain after you wrap them, make them a little more exciting adding something small that will make them look a lot better! Bows are a great choice to compliment the paper you choose. Curling ribbon also does the trick. If you’d like your gifts to look particularly stunning, try using twine, parcel paper, and some live greenery like rosemary or holly. Whatever you decide to do to make your wrapping job look better, spending a bit of extra time to add that perfect touch will show the recipient that you spent time not only choosing your gifts for others but that you put a lot of thought into how you presented those gifts as well.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Did you ever think that the three R’s of the environment would help you in wrapping your holiday presents too? If you’d rather not break the bank on expensive wrapping paper, you can use any newspapers or paper grocery bags you have around the house as an alternative. If you’d like to have reusable gift wrapping each year, look for some old cloth you have around your house, like an old bed sheet or a t-shirt, and cut it into the appropriate shape and size for wrapping presents. Last but certainly not least, make sure to recycle any gift wrapping you do end up using once the holidays are over. If you do this, it will help prevent landfills from filling up quicker than necessary.

Do you have any helpful tips for wrapping holiday presents? Let our Arlington, VA apartment community know by leaving a comment below!