How often have you cut a piece of gift wrap only to find out that you mis-estimated the size of the present? I used to waste a lot of gift wraps before, but when I started helping my mom wrap her Christmas give-aways, I knew I had to find a way to prevent this. Every year I help her wrap presents for her clients and last Christmas, I had to wrap more than a dozen digital frames and a lot of wall clocks.
I tried using a roll of string and wrapped it around the box, I added 2 inches before I snipped. I cut the paper to match the length of the string. The strand allows you to easily determine the size of the gift, that way you won’t be wasting your gift wrap.