This technique saves wrapping paper!
This technique makes gift opening a whole lot less messy!
I use the old traditional wrapping technique for things that won’t fit in a box like this….
But these plain white shirt/sweater/robe boxes get used for almost all of the gifts if there is any way to make them fit.
Yeah….I hear you saying….what’s the big deal with that….everybody uses those boxes!
But here is the little secret….notice that the cover comes off?
Cut a piece of wrapping big enough to wrap up the sides of the box and tuck inside the cover.
Fold the pieces up and over and secure with tape.
The corners are done the same way that you would if you were wrapping the whole box, except you bring the mitered paper up and inside.
It is a simple matter to put the gift in the box…
Cover it with tissue….
Slide the wrapped cover over the top!
If you do your shopping early….you can get the “stuff” in the boxes and then do a marathon wrapping session nearer to the holiday!
I have even done some of the boxes ahead “waiting” for the gifts to fill them….
Since the cover comes off…it is simple to add the gift!
This year I got a GiNORMOUS roll of this green and gold striped foil wrap for around $7
I bought gold satin wired ribbon…..50 yards for $6…
Instead of making fancy bows for the boxes….
This year I simply wrapped the ribbon around and tied a nice simple bow that is super easy to untie!
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