Wrap Large Presents

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Many people love to give and receive presents. Large, cheerfully wrapped gifts add excitement to the both the person giving the gift, and the person receiving it, however, wrapping large gifts can be challenging. Many people find that it difficult to find the appropriate sized wrapping paper for such a gift. Don't let that stop you from buy someone a wonderful, big present. Here are some ideas to fire your imagination. Modify these suggestions or let these ideas lead you to creating your own style of gift-wrapping an over-sized present.

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Different Ways to Cover Large Gifts

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    Make it patchy.
    If the gift is in a box, cover it with several different pieces of gift-wrapping paper to form patches.
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    Direct wrapping technique.
    This is best for recognizable and distinct shapes. It is also good to use if you are not trying keep it a surprise. The only possible downside, of a direct wrap, is it takes time to complete.
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    Hide the gift.
    This works well for the large, oddly shaped gift, like a bicycle.  
    1. Buy an extra-large box from appliance store.
    2. Remove the flaps at its opening.
    3. Decorate the box as if it's a room divider. Use your imagination.
    4. Hide the gift behind the portable room partition you've just made.
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    Use a tablecloth.
    Tablecloths are usually flexible, come in different shapes, colors, and can be custom designed to match a theme. Add a nicely positioned ribbon to add a festive touch. The tablecloth is an extra gift.
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    Cover with a drop cloth or tarp.
    This is great for a large, sturdy present such as outdoor tools and equipment. Just drape the tarp to cover the gift.
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    Use the comic section of a newspaper to cover the gift.
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    Just bag it.
    Many stores sell gift bags of all sizes. There are even some the size of a bicycle. Just pin or tape it closed and add a bow.
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    Fabric.
    Go to the local sewing store and buy some bargain fabric with a festive design. Then use glue dots, ribbon and tape to secure the fabric around the gift. Fabric often works better than gift-wrap, because paper may tear at the edges. It may be easiest to use double-sided tape, but a few hand-sewn stitches, pins, or hair clips can also be used secure the seams as you wrap the package. To add the finishing touches to your gift presentation, add a bow, lace, or buttons.
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    Use bed sheets or curtains.
    You can often find them for reasonable prices thrift stores, secondhand shops, or re-purpose your old ones.
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    Use decals or bumper stickers to cover your box.
    You may use them to patch blemishes on the packaging. A unique approach would be to cover the entire gift with adhesive labels.
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    Store it.
    Plastic storage bins come in many sizes. Not only are they ideal for 'wrapping' larger gifts in, they make a very nice bonus gift.
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    Cat or dog food bag.
    Some people use this technique. Make sure you clean the bag first then wrap the gift with newspaper or tissue paper before you place it inside the food bag. Using a dog food bag for wrapping clothing is not a good choice, but you can use it for wrapping tools, or other items that won't be affected by the dog food smell.
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    Garbage bags.
    Garbage bags should not be overlooked as they can also be used as a gift-wrapping cover. Just decorate the garbage bag with some bows and paint.
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    Hand the recipient an envelope.
    Inside the envelope you can place a map, clues, etc. That will lead the recipient to a hidden surprise.
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Additional Tips and Suggestions

  • Use a disposable tablecloth; you can save time and money.

Questions and Answers

Do you take a tablecloth out of the plastic wrap when giving it as a gift?

The tablecloth is in a box, but is sealed in a plastic wrap as well. This is up to you. If the recipient is older or otherwise has a difficult time opening the clear cellophane covering, they would probably appreciate you doing the hard work for them.

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I think taking it out of the plastic wrap, and putting it into a box lined with tissue paper, and folding the tissue paper over top of the tablecloth. It just shows you've put a little more effort, and the gift will be so much nicer to open.

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How to gift-wrap a bed sheet set?

I am gifting a bed linen sheet set. What's a nice way to wrap it please?

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I need help wrapping presents. I've bought some stuff that is extremely large to wrap. What can I do that is not so expensive?

It's a table in a large box. I plan on putting it together AFTER Christmas!!! I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: I'm stupid.

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Wrapping a big rectangular box?

Its a box with plates and cup dinner set. Even after wrapping, Id like to make sure its easy to carry into the car and to the function place.. I did not find a gift bag that is big enough.. I have tried: Gift bag did not work. I think it was caused by: .

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