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How to Guide: Gift Wrapping

I have always prided myself on my gift wrapping abilities. Silly as it sounds I want the outside of the package to look as pretty as the gift inside. Whenever I find wrapping paper or ribbons on sale I stock up and I’m ashamed to say I have a closet full of paper at my disposal. Baby showers, birthdays, weddings, you name it I have the paper for every gift giving occasion. I know, I know, all that paper is bad for the earth, but unwrapping a gift is the one moment that makes each of us feel like a child. There’s nothing quite like that moment of anticipation and excitement as you hold the gift in your hand and wonder what’s hiding behind the paper.

This weekend as I was wrapping a gift for a wedding I decided to look online for helpful gift wrapping hints. I came across a great how to guide on the Container Store’s website. For those of you who don’t have the best gift wrapping skills this guide will teach you how to wrap a box and create a basic bow. For those of you who’d like to learn more the guide includes instructions for a number of different bow types.

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