A version of this article was originally published in December 2013.
The only thing that can make finding the perfect gift even better is finding a way to wrap it that is thoughtful, impressive and a little creative. For those of us who weren’t born with the perfect gift-wrapping gene, the bows, the wrapping paper and the corners that never seem to fold flat can downright be a mystery.
We’re trying to clear up the mythos one step at a time by teaching you how to tie the perfect bow. These are the bows you see on gifts in the movies: pretty, polished, something you might buy for half the price of the original gift in the store. Not this year. This year, sisters are doing it for themselves. And “it” is making those fancy-as-heck bows.
The simple bow
Tie this quick and easy bow on any one of your gifts this year. It is perfect for when you are crunched for time or if you don’t want to make an individualized bow for every single present you are giving.