Reversible Wrapping Paper Techniques: 'Double Fun’ Style

Blue gift wrapping

Reversible gift wrap offers a great choice between using a solid or patterned side of your wrapping paper, but what if you want to show off both sides?

Two boxes gift wrapped in blue zig zag patterned wrapping paper and stacked for a dynamic presentation.

We came up with this cool idea that showcases both sides of the wrapping paper at the same time.

We call it the “Double Fun” technique.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  1. A gift box
  2. Tape
  3. Double sided tape
  4. Scissors
  5. Reversible wrapping paper

You’ll start to wrap the gift like you normally would, but cut the length of the wrapping paper long enough to wrap about two times around your gift. Starting from the bottom, bring your wrapping paper almost all of the way across the bottom of your gift box and attach with tape.

A picture of gift wrapping supplies with blue reversible wrapping paper, boxed item, tape and scissors.
A model's hands are shown wrapping the blue reversible gift wrap around a boxed gift next to tape and scissors.

Then like you normally would, bring your wrapping paper across, but when you reach the ½ way point, make a crease in the paper straight down the middle, revealing the patterned side of your paper on exactly half of your gift box.

Run your fingernail down the paper to make a firm crease. Attach with double-sided tape.

The models's hands are showing you how to crease the blue reversible gift wrap with your fingernail.
The picture shows a model attaching double-sided tape to the box and reversible blue gift wrap.

Flip it back the other way, making a very similar crease on the other side just to have a clean line, and attach with double-sided tape.

The model is creasing the blue zig zag paper on the flip side for a clean line.

Finish the ends like your normally would…and voila! You have a beautifully wrapped gift that doesn’t take a lot of extra time or skill level, but will give your gift a creative, pretty presentation that doubles the fun for the recipient!

A close up of the model hands folding the blue zig zag wrapping paper around the end of the box.
An image of the two finished gifts, wrapped in the blue reversible zig zag paper.

Still need some extra help? Watch our full video tutorial below:

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