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How to Gift Wrap a Purse

Gift wrapping a purse can be quite difficult. There isn’t exactly a mold that can fit the curves, dips, and handles of a purse; these three elements are the reason for people struggling with its packing. A purse is seldom given as a gift. However, when you know someone who loves purses, giving them one on an occasion can be a joy. So, here we are, teaching you how to gift wrap a purse. One thing we can tell you is that it’s quite simple.

 

If you are gifting someone an original brand purse, you can wrap it in the box it came. The same rule applies to all purses that don’t come in a box. All you have to do is find one.

 

The two most common methods of gifting a purse are wrapping it in decorative paper or placing it in a decorative paper bag. You can also take the easy way out by bunching up the paper in the form of a candy wrap and tying a ribbon around it.

 

Learn How to Gift Wrap a Purse

Below are the two methods of how to gift wrap a purse explained step by step:

 

Materials Required

  • Empty Box
  • Tissue Paper
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Scissors
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Gift Card
  • Ribbon
  • Bow

 

Method 1 – Using a Box

This method involves placing the purse in a box. You will have to find the perfect size box so that the box doesn’t shake inside. The box also shouldn’t be too small that it makes the handles bent. You can either place the purse standing up or lying down, depending on the box’s size. If you are choosing the latter placing style, make sure there are no creases in the material. This will give the purse a worn-out look when it will be unwrapped.

 

Step 1 – Match the Accessories

Choose your tissue paper, wrapping paper, bow, and ribbon. Make sure that these accessories complement each other. For example, if the wrapping paper has a warm brown color, the contrasting accessories should be in different shades of blue. If you want to go all out, use a bedazzling gun to decorate the wrapping paper.

 

Step 2 – Create the Placing Bed

Clean the bottom of the box and lay down several tissue papers in it. Place the purse at the right angle inside, and then, cover it with more tissue paper. Now, ball up extra tissue paper and stuff it in the empty corners. When you are done, the bottom of the box should not be visible.

 

Step 3 – Cut the Wrapping Paper

Cover the box with the lid and set it aside. Roll out the wrapping paper, and place the box in the middle. Hold the two ends of the wrapping paper and bring it up into the middle. The sides should slightly overlap each other by at least 2 inches. Cut off the excess paper.

 

Step 4 – Wrap the Box

Turn the box upside down without moving the wrapping paper. Hold one end of the wrapping paper and tape it down on the box. Now, hold the other end and pull it tightly to smooth out the wrinkles. Secure this end with tape on top of the other side.

 

Step 5 – Fold the Sides

Turn the box so that it’s facing up and one of the sides towards you. Fold the top down and tape it. Fold the right side and then the left side, and tape one on top of the other. By now, you will see three triangles meeting in the middle. Press the folded sides for clean edges. Now, fold the bottom side up and secure it with the tape. Turn to the other side and repeat the process.

 

Step 6 – Add the Final Touches

Now that your box is wrapped, tie a ribbon on it. There are many ribbons you can use here, like criss-cross, diagonal, and center style. After the ribbon is in place, attach the bow on top of the joint. You can even attach a ribbon flower or any other decorative piece, which you think will make the wrapped box look more appealing. Don’t forget to attach the gift card in the front, where it can be easily seen

 

Method 2 – Placing It in a Decorative Paper Bag

If you are in a hurry and can’t wrap your gift, the best way to make it look presentable is to place it in a decorative paper bag. You can either make this by watching this video or buy one from your nearest art and supply store. Here’s how to do it:

  • Stuff the bag with tissue paper and then place the purse inside.
  • Tie the handles with a ribbon.
  • Punch a hole in the gift card and attach it to the ribbon’s end

 

Pro Tip: Always use double-side when wrapping a gift. The dirty sight of visible white tape makes the wrapped gift look unappealing. On the other hand, the edges look cleaner since the double-sided tape goes underneath the wrapper instead of on top.

 

Our Final Thoughts on How to Gift Wrap a Purse

If you don’t have wrapping paper available in your house, be creative and use the newspaper. However, refrain from using it as tissue paper because this can leave stains on the purse. You can also go with customized paper by getting it printed with the receiver’s name on it.

 

Wrapping a purse or any gift is not difficult at all. If wrapping paper cannot be shaped around it, use a box. You can even customize the gift paper bag with accessories, such as ribbons, which can be tied around the handles and special notes written on the back and front.

 

And that’s how to gift wrap a purse! Sounds pretty simple, right? That’s because it is, and it will hardly take 10 to 15 minutes to get the purse wrapped and decorated with accessories of your liking. The only thing you will have to work hard to find is the box that will fit the purse securely but not crush it.

 

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