Demonstration Speech -Shawna Benkert


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Demonstration Speech -Shawna Benkert

  1. 1. Wrapping a Gorgeous Gift <ul><li>When giving a gift to someone, it is important to put just as much thought into the gift wrapping as the gift buying. When the recipient sees a beautifully wrapped present, it increases their excitement about unwrapping the present. </li></ul>
  2. 2. What you’ll need <ul><li>Nice-quality wrapping paper </li></ul><ul><li>Sharp Scissors </li></ul><ul><li>“ Magic” Tape </li></ul><ul><li>Ribbon of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Gift Box* (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>*You may want to put the gift in a box if it does not already have one </li></ul>
  3. 3. Measure your paper <ul><li>Place the gift in the unrolled paper </li></ul><ul><li>Bring the paper up around the gift until you have enough paper to cover the gift </li></ul><ul><li>Cut the paper so that you have about an inch of wrapping paper overlapping </li></ul>
  4. 4. Measure your paper (cont) <ul><li>Move the box to the edge of the paper so that both sides will reach about halfway up the sides </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat on the opposite end of the box </li></ul><ul><li>Mark the paper with a pencil and cut any excess paper </li></ul>
  5. 5. Time to Tape <ul><li>Wrap the paper around the box until the paper overlaps </li></ul><ul><li>Secure the paper with the transparent tape </li></ul>
  6. 6. Folding the Sides <ul><li>Make sure the box is centered inside the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Fold the sides until the paper overlaps </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tape the Flaps <ul><li>Tape the flaps using the invisible tape </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finishing Touches <ul><li>Turn the gift right-side up and center the unwound ribbon across the top of the package </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap the ribbon around the package lengthwise and twist it in the center under the box </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tying the Bow <ul><li>Bring the ends back up around the sides of the box </li></ul><ul><li>Tie the ribbon once in the center, then tie a bow </li></ul>
  10. 10. Trimming the Ends <ul><li>You can get creative when trimming your bow </li></ul><ul><li>Try trimming the ribbon diagonally or adding a fancy notch </li></ul>
  11. 11. The End Result <ul><li>When finished, you should have a beautifully wrapped present sure to please everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to add a gift tag! </li></ul><ul><li>Get creative by adding fancy cards or writing the name on the package with a metallic marker </li></ul>
  12. 12. Outline <ul><li>I. Wrapping a Present </li></ul><ul><li>A. Gathering the material </li></ul><ul><li>1. Tape, scissors, wrapping, ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>B. Measure the Paper </li></ul><ul><li>C. Taping the paper </li></ul><ul><li>D. Trimming the bows </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Banner, Chrissa </li></ul><ul><li>How to Perfectly Wrap a Present . Online. 01 Feb 2008. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Photos by Chrissa Banner </li></ul>