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November 7, 2023

How to Wrap a Large Box

Discover the Art of Wrapping!

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A large box wrapped with SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper and tied with white ribbon.

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Uncover the secrets of beautifully wrapped large gifts with our step-by-step guide. From square to rectangular boxes, we'll teach you creative gift wrapping techniques and how to wrap a large box with finesse. Say goodbye to gift wrapping stress and hello to stunningly wrapped presents this holiday season!

Materials 

  • Tape

  • Double-sided tape

  • Wrapping paper

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Measure the wrapping paper around the body of the box, leaving a couple of extra inches of overhang.

  2. Secure the paper 2 inches in from the naked corner. Pull the paper taut all the way around.

  3. Pull the final side of paper up to the corner and make a crease.

  4. Fold along that crease and secure with double-sided tape.

  5. Fold the paper overhang down and secure with tape. Fold the corners into a triangle and pull smooth. Secure with tape.

  6. Complete for all corners, then turn the box over and repeat the process on the other end of the box.

  7. Unroll more wrapping paper on the table, then set the box on top with a bare side down. Allow about 2 inches of wrapping paper to extend beyond both ends of the box. Cut the paper.

  8. Fold one end of the new piece of paper to make a clean edge.

  9. Tape the creased edge of the wrapping paper just lower than the top of the box to cover the bare space. 

  10. Turn the box over and crease the bare edge of the new wrapping paper, then attach it to the other side of the bare space.

  11. Fold the bottom paper overhang down and secure with tape. Fold the corners inwards to form triangles and pull smooth. Secure with double-sided tape. Repeat on all corners.

  12. Repeat steps 7-11 to cover the bare space on the other end of the box. Add ribbon and embellishments.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Measure the wrapping paper around the body of the box, leaving a couple of extra inches of overhang.

Large box on top of SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper, ready to be wrapped.
Large box on top of SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper, ready to be wrapped.
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Step 2

Secure the paper 2 inches in from the naked corner. Pull the paper taut all the way around.

Securing wrapping paper to a large box.
Securing wrapping paper to a large box.
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Step 3

Pull the final side of the paper up to the corner and make a crease.

Pulling a roll of SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper up to the edge of a large box.
Pulling a roll of SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper up to the edge of a large box.
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Step 4

Fold along that crease and secure with double-sided tape.

Securing wrapping paper to a large box with tape.
Securing wrapping paper to a large box with tape.
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Step 5

Fold the paper overhang down and secure with tape. Fold the corners into a triangle and pull smooth. Secure with tape.

Continuing to wrap a large box with SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper.
Continuing to wrap a large box with SANTA.COM branded wrapping paper.
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Step 6

Complete for all corners, then turn the box over and repeat the process on the other end of the box.

Folding wrapping paper over the ends of a large box.
Folding wrapping paper over the ends of a large box.
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Step 7

Unroll more wrapping paper on the table, then set the box on top with a bare side down. Allow about 2 inches of wrapping paper to extend beyond both ends of the box. Cut the paper.

Adding wrapping paper to cover the gaps when wrapping a large box.
Adding wrapping paper to cover the gaps when wrapping a large box.
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Step 8

Fold one end of the new piece of paper to make a clean edge.

Folding the edge of the wrapping paper to make a neat edge when wrapping a large box.
Folding the edge of the wrapping paper to make a neat edge when wrapping a large box.
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Step 9

Tape the creased edge of the wrapping paper just lower than the top of the box to cover the bare space.

Adding extra wrapping paper to a large box.
Adding extra wrapping paper to a large box.
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Step 10

Turn the box over and crease the bare edge of the new wrapping paper, then attach it to the other side of the bare space.

Covering a large box with wrapping paper.
Covering a large box with wrapping paper.
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Step 11

Fold the bottom paper overhang down and secure with tape. Fold the corners inwards to form triangles and pull smooth. Secure with double-sided tape. Repeat on all corners.

Filling in the blank spaces on a large box with Christmas wrapping paper.
Filling in the blank spaces on a large box with Christmas wrapping paper.
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Step 12

Repeat steps 7-11 to cover the bare space on the other end of the box. 

Now comes the fun part - adding creative and personalized touches to your wrapped box. Use colorful ribbons, bows, or even fabric strips to wrap around the box and tie into a beautiful bow. Add stickers, glitter, or hand-drawn designs for an extra touch of creativity.

Adding ribbon and embellishments to a large wrapped box.
Adding ribbon and embellishments to a large wrapped box.
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