Gift wrap­ping

How to pack a book as a gift?

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.

Necessary materials

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?

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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.

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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.

Step-by-step instruction

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.

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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.

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