Wendell T. WebberFaced with a pile of hard-to-wrap gifts and messy yards of mismatched paper? With these efficient wrapping strategies, you'll be caroling again in no time
The Right Gift-Wrapping Materials
Solid-color paper, solid ribbon in contrasting or complementary colors, double-sided tape, and scissors (used only for cutting wrapping paper and ribbon, so they'll stay sharp and clean) are all you need for a basic, year-round wrapping station:
With its ridged surface, this classic cotton ribbon dresses up any paper. Unlike paper or plastic ribbons, which crimp or fold when you tie them and which all too readily show mistakes, grosgrain can be retied and reused.
Try: A rainbow of ribbons to suit any occasion -- yellow, aqua, pink, white, red, and Kelly green.
Stock your wrapping kit with solid-color paper. It may be more expensive than the poinsettia and sleigh-bells five-pack, but when paired with the right ribbons, it can be used for all occasionsRead More »from Gift-wrapping strategies