All Wrapped Up

"Christmas Wrapping" // © 2012 - Brandon Leedy

"Christmas Wrapping" // © 2012 - Brandon Leedy

December 8th marks just 16 days left till Christmas. So if you still have shopping left to do, this next week would be the time to finish it! Don't forget those online orders need time to ship as well, especially if you're purchasing from small online shops. Many are already swamped and I've seen some places flat-out stop taking orders for Christmas! Like every year, the closer Christmas gets, the crazier the stores will be, so plan accordingly.

Today's illustration (above) will probably be the most pristine wrapping job I'll do all season, with crisp edges and minimal tape. So what if I made it in Illustrator? Ha, I can dream! To be honest I'm not the greatest wrapper of gifts, but as a designer I always strive for a better looking presentation. Like design, wrapping requires a fair amount of care and craft. So to help others like myself, today's bit of Christmas cheer is a great tutorial on the best way to wrap a package. You might laugh, but this lady (in addition to having a classy house) makes it look easy & even gave some tips I will definitely use. Double sided tape and folding the rough edges are gonna change my wrap game.

Posted on December 9, 2012 and filed under Advent Calendar.