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Here are two Christmas gift I got tonight native a company I work-related for, every containing at least 4 pieces of Scotch (plastic) tape. One thing my friends and family know about me is that i can’t wait to open presents, and tonight was no exception. So i justified mine impatience by fixing to number out a way to re-wrap the same presents using no ice or glue at all.

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For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been searching the internet for instructions, hoping to find a means to wrap presents without any type of tape OR ribbon. I even went to borders after work tonight to look for a book on gift-wrapping, to no avail. The pair of publications I found required double-sided tape. For this reason I determined I’d just have to number it out myself. Ns got component of the method there. The technique I found does call for some ribbon to hold it in place, yet nothing sticky.

Why, you may ask, am i making a big deal out of something together petty together a little bit that tape? Well, i guess it’s not a large deal when you look in ~ the hills of plastic in this world. Yet why use something if you don’t have actually to? and also not putting tape or glue on the document leaves the in far better shape to be reused by the recipient.

Normally, I’m a terrible, lazy gift-wrapper, to like reused gift bags and also a little bit of reused organization paper. And I guess: v if i were going to wrap a box, ns wouldn’t use new wrapping paper, yet maybe a grocery store bag or the comics pages from the newspaper, with twine or yarn rather of plasticy ribbon. But these are the products I was offered to work-related with, so below goes:

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Wrap the paper around the box and also pull the two lengthy edges together so that they satisfy in the middle.

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Fold both edges of record over and also flatten lock down.

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This is what the seam look at like.

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On the side of the box, wrinkles each flap of paper one at a time, clockwise.

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Tuck the bottom flap underneath the ideal flap and press the flat.

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Turn package on the side and fold the flaps top top the other side of package in the exact same manner. Usage the push of the box against the floor to save the very first side in place while functioning on the 2nd side.

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If girlfriend were really careful, the file might stay put without ribbon. But who wants to be the careful? Tie your ribbon or wire or yarn really tightly approximately the crate to hold the file in place.

So you desire to understand what remained in the boxes? A very nice Riedel wine decanter and also two merlot glasses. Completely plastic-free! (I don’t recognize if there was plastic in the boxes before they to be wrapped or not. A lot of of human being know i am not right into plastic this days, for this reason the gift-giver may have actually taken that out. Or perhaps there wasn’t any in over there to begin with. I’m simply glad i only finished up with a tiny little bit of tape!)

There space all type of other creative ways of pack gifts. Clever towel bags, handkerchiefs, Japanese furoshiki, etc. What are your favorites? I’ll definitely be using the bare minimum of pack simply because I don’t enjoy doing it. But others love come wrap gifts. You re welcome share!


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This entry to be posted in art, craft, office, school supplies, holidays on December 18, 2007 by Beth Terry.

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