If you have already decided on the choice of a gift, the only thing left is to pack your present beautifully and effectively. What if the gift is a book? What will be the packaging — it’s up to you. Perhaps it will be completely transparent or matte, covering the title of the book, making it a surprise, or, conversely, emphasizing the content. There are a huge number of options for the original packaging of the book with gift paper.
For beautiful packaging, you will need paper, double-sided tape, all kinds of ribbons and accessories, scissors. To fix the package, you can use adhesive tape, glue, and a stapler. But still, the most convenient will be double-sided tape, which is not only practical, but also leaves no traces, which is a great advantage when creating packaging for a printed publication. In addition, when working with it, you will not need scissors, because it is easily torn by hand, which allows you to use it without any extra effort.
Probably the most difficult thing is to choose a combination of ribbons and paper. If you have little experience in gift wrapping, you can peep the combination of color and texture in the design of wallpapers, clothes, and various accessories. Paper, like ribbons, can vary in texture and color.
A fashionable trend in designer packaging is the use of kraft paper or newspaper imitation.
How to pack?
A good idea for packaging a book would be its theme. For example, your friend dreams of traveling. A good gift for him would be an atlas or a guide to one of the countries. To wrap a present, use geographical map. Carefully wrap the book, tie it with a bright ribbon. A pocket compass can be attached as an additional accessory.
The thrilling detective can be gifted in a tuxedo-like package. Black and white is a classic color combination. In this case, wrap the book with white silk paper — this will be the shirt. With thicker velvet-like paper, create something that looks like a jacket or tailcoat. Two triangular parts can imitate the sides of the jacket. From a bright red ribbon folded in several layers, an elegant bow will turn out. A book wrapped in a “007 suit” will look chic.
For aunt, mother, grandmother, a cookbook as a gift can be wrapped in the form of a nesting doll. To do this, use 2 types of bright paper. A volume of poems for a sister can be crafted with written lines of great poets. Having decorated the book with a beautiful ribbon, will complete the design.
Have you prepared several volumes of classics of world literature as a gift? You will need several types of paper according to the number of books in the gift. Use a design trick: it is better to use paper of the same color, but different tones and textures.
This combination will go great in the package. For a common binder, packing tapes will be needed. A wide range of ribbons is on sale: thin, wide, simple and complex, bright and neutral, in different colors and shades. So, the choice is made, and you can proceed directly to the creative process.
We cut out a rectangle from paper according to the size of the book so that our gift is completely covered with paper, and a small part equal to about 1 centimeter remains on top. It is more convenient to do this with the help of the gift copy itself, so you don’t even need a ruler. We lay the book on the entire sheet, combine the edges and make a notch. We cut the paper measured to the width of the book to the full length necessary for wrapping on all sides.
The free centimeter edge will be overlapped with double-sided tape. To do this, on one side of our worweiece, glue a piece of adhesive tape at the very edge of the paper. The adhesive tape on the second side does not need to be peeled off immediately along the entire length, but only a small area should be freed from the protective film. After the paper parts are connected, pull the strip that protects the second adhesive side of the tape.
Before final gluing, it is necessary to properly stretch the 2 sides of the paper so that the paper tightly “hugs” the book and there are no unnecessary wrinkles. We fix the result.
Now that the books are wrapped in paper, it’s time for the ribbons that will hold all the books together. A combination of ribbons of various thicknesses, colors, textures will look original. You can make them ave, it all depends on your desire and imagination. For aving, it is enough to arrange several tapes in the vertical and horizontal direction, laying them one under the other. We connect the tapes with adhesive tape, which will avoid the most difficult stage.
Creating a bow or knot usually causes difficulties for everyone and rarely succeeds. Such a connection allows you to easily, quickly and, most importantly, very beautifully connect these tapes without ponytails.
It remains to choose a suitable beautiful accessory and decorate our gift. For example, it can be an elegant bouquet of flors or a chic satin bow. You can use any small parts of the worweiece. These can be beads or buttons of various sizes, ribbons and threads, knitted or paper items. Using a collage of personal photos or notes with congratulations and wishes will give the gift an incredible effect.
How to pack a book as a gift, see the following video.