Hi, I'm Krista Calvin; a professional organizer and creator of Organize the Whole SheBang, The Smart Woman's Guide To Doing It All. Today I'm going to show you how to gift wrap a book. Items you need: your wrapping paper; I like to use a little tissue, your scissors, tape and your ribbon. First thing, I like to take the book and just gently wrap it in tissue, just to protect it a little bit more. So it doesn't have to be fancy; I'm just going to do that, but on this one, because it's not laying flat formally, I'm going to use just a little of tape to hold that in there. And when the face, the book face down on the gift wrap; I'm just going to cut the edges and don't worry about everything being perfect. Get the book's pretty centered; I'm going to go ahead and crease that a little bit and this way I can tape the paper to the tissue and not damage the book. Okay. Now you can see these ends are uneven; no big deal. Just push it down; people don't expect it to be perfect. They just rip through it anyway. I think the only people that really go through the gift wrap and save it are moms. So if it's for your mom, you know she's going to save the paper; then you can consider doing that. But most gift wrap now is pretty thin and inexpensive. Okay, so I've done that; I'm just going to tape it; get a little crease there. And when I do this side, I'm going to use a little more tape here at the edge. I want just a little floppy on the other side. So, I'm going to tape that down that'll give me, let me to be a little more secure. Be careful on this thinner paper that it doesn't tear at the corners. With any gift package, don't forget to put the finishing touches on there; beautiful ribbon; tape your gift tag on there so that it doesn't get lost and in this case, it'd be cute to add a bookmark. I'm Krista Calvin and this is how you gift wrap a book.
We know that everybody knows how to wrap a book – but this alternative to the normal gift wrapping method is great because it's nice and relaxed and protects the edges of the book.
The first thing you'll want to do when gift wrapping a book is to wrap it in tissue for a little extra protection. Find out how to wrap a book with tips from a professional organizer in this free video on gift wrapping ideas.
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