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How do I wrap presents with sharp edges so the corners don’t rip? ie- toys with sharp cardboard edges.


Posted by kazjl, 15th December 2014


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  • Practice – and reasonably thick paper. It’s really hard to avoid sometimes!


  • I always struggle with wrapping presents , and have learnt from ripping a lot of paper ! . With sharp corners, my bad habit is not realising it beforehand so good you do . I find if you use a bit more paper and wrap it so it doesn’t touch the point so that you have a bit of space around the edges , it may not rip . If it does then wrap tap over it .


  • I just go cray cray with the sticky tape haha
    Sorry…so not helpful I know. Its always fun to see people try to open well wrapped presents hehe


  • gift bag or another box lol or the gift wrappers in the shopping center


  • Pre-wrap with newspaper or children’s catalogues.


  • don’t try to wrap it too tight.


  • I must admit that as my girl is only 1.5 years old I don’t worry about this. However if you are worried about it, maybe wrap the presents twice? With brown paper or newspaper underneath? It’s a bit of extra work but if you’re worried about the corners, it might help.

    If you’re wrapping for kids, I’m sure that they don’t care. My memories of birthdays and Christmas don’t include critiques of Santa’s or Mum’s wrapping prowess.


  • wrap in bubble wrap first then paper it is true. I use brown paper and draw on it too, or stick stickers on,use big texta’s looks good too


  • Yes how do we do this without nasty rips


  • I usually put them in a box first and then wrap it, use a gift box or I place a bit of tape on the sharp parts before wrapping and then they don’t pierce through the paper


  • Bubble wrap or plenty layers of tissue paper first.
    If that doesn’t work, a box or gift bag!


  • I love the ikea wrapping papers, quite thick and affordable :)


  • I can’t wrap to save my life – so boxes is the way I go (or have someone else wrap them!)


  • Use a present bag instead of paper , or try using bubble wrap :-)


  • There are different quality papers, so a better quality paper would be good. Also a piece of tissue paper or other paper just placed on the corners before wrapping and don’t pull paper tight.


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