Paper Source advice

Thursday, November 19, 2009

-- Use a box to give your package sharp edges. If you're wrapping an odd shape, such as a bottle of wine, use soft paper that is less likely to tear.

-- Don't scrimp on paper and ribbon. You don't want to cut off a piece, then find you have too little to do the job.

-- Use double-sided tape for a polished look. It's the "magic in the wrapping," says Jana Svrzo of Paper Source.

-- Add embellishments. An ornament hanging from the bow becomes part of the gift.

-- E.L.


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