Xmas wrapping

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  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I admit, I don't have the wrapping gene. For those of you that do, are you good at it. What do you do when you finally get a side done and have to use scotch tape. I tried to keep tape unit in teeth but then you have to let go and grab piece it falls to kitchen floor! And what about those voids you left and have to cover. How many yards of tape do you use on each one. Aargh..
     
  2. Jamie Black

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    I'm not a good wrapper. When I get to the point you ask about I throw the distorted and torn wrapping paper in the trash and put gift in one of these...

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  3. raito

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    I pull off pieces of tape before I start wrapping and stick hem to the edge of the table first so that they overhang. Then I don't need both hands to apply them.
     
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    I start by trying to wrap a basketball. Anything looks good to me after that.

    I take my presents to the gift wrapping department. Not something I enjoy.
     
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    Wrap sucks....
     
  6. uriah1

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    Lol yea !
     
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    The first piece of tape is critical - I use one of these that dispenses a short section from a dispenser on the back of your hand, to fix the wrap and stop it unfolding...
    Then your hands can let go of the gift and grab longer sections of tape from a heavyweight dispenser to finish the wrap
     

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    That looks cool. Practical
     
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    Those are very helpful, but after my wife complained about my boring wrapping jobs a few years ago I've been using only one piece of tape to finish off the wrap job. Recently I've managed to use no tape at all, but it's not as efficient.

    She still complains, but at least I'm having fun with it.
     
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    I find that if I take the time to clear off the table before I start and start with a piece of wrap that's the right size it's pretty easy. Other times when I don't bother to set myself up I've needed to use packing tape to keep it all together.
     
  11. uriah1

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    I remember my mom using cartoon section for wrapping and those looked good
     
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    Wrapping .... Do these count?
     

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    Dude, if you suck that bad at wrapping, pay someone else to do it for you. Or do what I do.:D
     

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    It's like this:
     

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    I used empty Kitty Litter bags as wrapping paper a few years ago.
     
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    Yes, those count!
     
  17. String Tree

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    For some reason I do have the Wrapping Gene.

    As a wee bairn, I was at a local Department Store with my Family.
    I stood and watched the Lady at the Counter wrap about 5 gifts in a row.
    It all made sense to me.
    I told my older Sisters 'I could do that.'

    When we got home, I did my best with what we had around the House and, it worked!
    I can tell you that a high-quality pair of scissors is a must!
    You can cut some very straight lines when you teach yourself how to 'read' the pattern on the paper.

    Merry X-mas.
     
  18. blowtorch

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    Just finished up. Yeah that's my secret, use plenty of tape, break off short segments and stick them (barely) onto the edge of the table.
    Everything still looks like it came from the butcher. Oh well
     
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    +1 on gift bags.
     
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    Tape goes on the index and middle finger of the left hand(i'm right-handed) then when doing the end flaps, it's right there and you just use the left thumb to place it and smooth it on in one clean move. I'm always accused of paying to have gifts wrapped, but I have always enjoyed doing it, it's another creative outlet.
     
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