WHSmith Presents: How to Wrap a Scarf with Jane Means

WHSmith Presents: How to Wrap a Scarf with Jane Means

Jane Means: How to Wrap a Scarf Transcript

I’m Jane Means, gift wrapping style expert for WHSmith, and I’m going to be covering how to wrap a scarf.

The items that I’m going to be using to wrap today are the wrapping paper, tissue, scarf, bows and some sequin trim. I’ve cut the tissue roughly in half. I’ve also folded the scarf into a nice compact size and shape. And what I’m going to do, is fold the edge over the scarf. The other edge I’m actually going to fold over about an inch, a couple of times, like that so you get a nice clean band. At the moment I’m not using any tape because what I’m going to be doing is I’m going to be tucking the edges into the scarf.

I’ve pre-measured my paper, roughly about three times the size of the scarf, one, two three. And I’ve also got some excess at the sides, about an inch. I’m going to fold the wrapping over, and you might find it easier to actually take the scarf out and crease the paper. Before I go any further, I’m going to fold in the two vertical sides here about a centimeter. I’m then going to get my double-sided tape and stick the sides together. You don’t need to go all the way along the edge, just one portion is fine. I’ve placed my double-sided tape both sides, I’m going to get my scarf and just pop it in. It’ll help to be a paperweight as well. Peel away the double-sided tape and stick. So you’re effectively making an envelope.

I’m now going to fold the edges at a slight taper. And because I’ve got this rough edge just here I’m going to fold it under to give it that neat finish. Don’t worry if you’ve got too much tape, when you peel it off any excess you can just push back with your finger. You’re then going to secure that down.

I’m going to be using some sequin-trim and also some ready-made bows. I’m going to go all the way along this edge just here, and then I’m going to get one edge of the sequins and line it along the tape. So I’ve still got a bit of excess sequin trim just here, I’m going to cut this in half, the other half I’m going to add on with double-sided tape, and add at an angle. And then to finish off, I’m going to arrange my three bows. And it now resembles an elegant clutch bag for that special lady.