Perfectly Wrapped Present Ashley Hausman OL263 Technical Communication Cari Ogden
Perfectly Wrapped Present These instructions will be helpful when attempting to wrap a square present. Following the instructions as the present is being wrapped will be most useful than if you read them before wrapping the present. If the instructions are read before hand something could be forgotten. These instructions can be use when wrapping presents for friends and family on holidays or birthdays. It only takes about ten minutes at the most. Using this document can make wrapping a present simpler than when wrapping a present for the first time without any instructions. The only safety concerns involved in wrapping a present is scissors and minor paper cuts. The scissors need to be handled properly. Also it is important to be careful with the edges of the paper so that the person wrapping the present does not get paper cuts.
Materials Needed to Wrap a Present
There are only four main items needed to wrap a present. These items are the present, paper, tape and scissors. There are also some items that are optional like name tags, bows, ribbons. Most of the items that are needed can be found around the house. If the person does not have the items needed already these items can be found at Target, WalMart, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and many other stores.
Directions 1. Take the paper and start to unroll the paper with the print side facing down with the paper being longer horizontally.
2. Take the present and set if face down on top of the paper 2) so that it is longer vertical than horizontal unless the present is perfectly square. The paper should have more paper on the right side and left side than at the top and bottom. 3. Take the right side of the paper and fold it over the top which is the bottom side of the present so that the paper on the right side meets a little more than half of the bottom of the present. 4. Do the same with the left side (one side will be the roll or remaining paper) (picture was taken from opposite angle. This is actually the left side. The side with the roll of remaining paper. )
5. Take the top and bottom of the paper and make sure it meets a little more than half of the top and bottom of the present. (If there is excess paper at the top and the bottom this is okay. The paper can be cut at a later time.) 6. After measuring the paper go ahead and cut the paper.
7. After cutting the paper take the right side of the paper fold the edge over about Âź of an inch just so that the edge of the paper is not showing. 8. Take that same side of the paper and fold it over the bottom of the present a little more than half and tape it down. 9. Flip the present around and follow the last steps 7 and 8 with the left side. 9a) 9b) 9c)
10. Now rotate the present so that the top of the present is facing you. 11. These sides may need to be cut down some to meet more than half of the edge of the present.
12. Take the left side of the paper at the top of the present and push it in towards the present and tape down. 13. Do the same with the right side of the paper at the top of the 12) present. This should have caused the paper to make a V shape at the top and bottom from pushing the sides in unless the paper was cut some on the sides and then it might make a V with a flat side at the point of the V. Go ahead and crease the paper here to make the paper stay in this V shape. 13) 14. Fold the edge of the top V in about Âź of an inch again just so the edge of the V is not showing or the flat side of the V. 14a) 14b)
15. Then fold that piece with the edge folded in down to more than half of the edge of the present and tape down. 16. Follow steps 14 and 16 for the bottom piece which will be folded up. 16a) 16b)
17. Now rotate the present to where the bottom of the present is facing you and follow steps 10 through 16.
18. When you are done flip the present over and there should be 18) no creases or folds on the face of the present. If the present is flipped over at this point the top of the present should the furthest edge from you and the face of the present sitting up.
Troubleshooting There are only a few troubleshooting problems that may occur when wrapping a present which is listed below: • If there is too much paper at the top and the bottom of the present. If the paper goes over the other side of the edge of the present then there is too much paper. In this case the paper will just need to be cut down so that the paper meets a little more than half the edge of the present. • Another issue that could be present is if you do not have a perfectly square present or if the present is too large that multiple rolls of paper may need to be used. • If the present is not perfectly square, but is a small sized gift a gift bag usually works best. • If the present is square or not square, but is very large a large black construction trash bag usually works very well. This can be dressed up some by tying a red bow at the top.