Less than a week until Christmas! Are your gifts wrapped?
Mine haven’t even all arrived yet… I’ll probably be doing half my wrapping on Christmas Eve. Luckily I’ve had some experience making even last-second wrapping—once or twice using leftover papers I rummaged out of the closet!—look like I planned way ahead.
Here is one trick for making your giftwrapping look top of the line this year.
Use a glue (or tape) runner instead of single-sided tape.
I actually tried this for the first time this year. And guess what? It’s awesome.
Wrap your gifts the way you normally would, but instead of ripping off pieces of single-sided clear tape every time you need to seal a fold (and trying to do it one-handed because the other hand is keeping your creases tight), just run your clear glue runner along the inside of the paper, and seal.
This has two perks: The first, obviously, is that you don’t need 3 hands to do the job. But the second is that no one will ever see the tape—because it’s under the paper instead of over it! How was I not doing this all along??