Updated: Feb 8
Some people seem to be blessed with natural wrapping skills and produce beautiful results with ease. Some of us (myself included) end up with something that looks like a toddler did it! So we've gathered here some of our favourite tips to help with common wrapping woes:
Tip 1: Are you using the right paper?
Not all wrapping paper is made the same. Only some is recyclable. Check out Catherine's tips on how to tell whether your paper can go in the recycling.
Tip 2: Wrapping awkward shapes - a cylinder
Do you struggle with wrapping jars and tubes neatly? The ends always come out looking a mess when I try. But watch how Catherine neatly solves wrapping this problem shape.
Tip 3: Wrapping impossible shapes
What if the gift you are wrapping is just so awkward you can't imagine how you can ever wrap it neatly? Thea guides us through the steps for how to deal with impossible shapes with panache.
Tip 4: Eking out that last piece of paper
Ever been in that situation where you've got to the end of the roll and there's not quite enough left to wrap that final present? Catherine shares a neat trick for squeezing one extra present out of your paper.
Sources: All of the wrapping paper used in these examples is available from our online store: