1. Measure paper - make sure that you have protected anything in your box and rotate the box on your head. Measure enough paper to go along the box in length. Leave a little more to create a clean edge.
2. Measure the end - at each end, make sure that there are slightly more than half the depth of the box on each side.
3. Clip lengthwise - Drag the paper by wrapping around the box around the box, leaving the same amount of paper at each end. Before you tap the edges together, fold it down slightly and this one overlaps, so that the tear or cut does not appear.
4. Toggle the end - Put paper down on one end of the box. Be careful not to move the boxes inside the paper as you do.
First, turn one side down with a double-sided tape, making sure the paper is flat.
Then drop the other side.
Fold down the bottom flap to the point and fold up to reach the center. Sealing with double-sided tape.
5. Repeat - Repeat this at the other end of the box, fold the paper down, side and bottom up. Then protect it with tape. If you like, hug the arch around it.
Using double-sided tape allows the gift to be wrapped without the tape being seen on the outside. You can use single-sided tape if you don't mind it showing on the edges.
To make it look even prettier, tie a ribbon over the top cross and across the bottom, and then make a bow with it.
If all you have is single-sided tape, make a loop from a small piece of tape with the sticky side out. Now you have improvised double-stick tape. The wrapping is not as tight as it is when using real double-stick tape, but the tape remains hidden.
You can also slightly pinch all the edges of the package to give it a nice crisp, clean look - very professional.