While skateboarding is a great way to get around during the holidays, packing it up and taking it down every time you want to go somewhere can be a hassle. Sometimes the skateboard gets damaged when it falls off or collides with something.
Thus, to prevent damage to the skateboard, it is recommended that the skateboard with deck is wrapped properly when stored or transported. Here is a step by step guide on how to wrap a skateboard for Christmas, store it, or give it as a gift. Additionally, this same procedure can also be used to wrap a longboard if you have one. It’s time to get started.
How To Wrap A Skateboard For Christmas
You might have difficulty wrapping a skateboard if you are a beginner. Thus, we have detailed out how to wrap a skateboard with wheels, trucks, and a deck in this guide.
Although most people get stuck because of the shape and size of skateboards, with this guide, you will be able to wrap a skateboard of any shape and size in no time. Let’s get started wrapping skateboards.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies – Things Required
The first thing you will need to wrap a skateboard is all the material required to perform the task. To make your work easy gather all the below listed things first.
- Clear Packaging Tape
- Clear Tape for Wrapping
- 2 sheets of Gift Wrapping Paper
- Measure tape
- Paper with pencil
- Large cardboard box
Step 2: Clean The Board
After you have gathered all the required items, make sure that the skateboard surface is clean and free from dirt, grease, and other contaminants. Next, you will need to remove any stickers or graphics that may be on the skateboard. Although this step is optional, it will make the wrapping process much easier if you do it.
Step 3: Check Your Skateboard Size
Each skateboard has a different size and shape, as mentioned above. The most common sizes for boards are 8″ x 31″, 9″ x 32″, and 10″ x 33″. Therefore, it is important to measure the skateboard’s length, width, and height before wrapping it. After you have these measurements, you will be able to wrap the board most efficiently. You should note down all these measurements before cutting the wrapping material.
Step 4: Measure Cardboard box at scale And Resize It
Now that you have the skateboard’s measurements, you can find a cardboard box that fits the board perfectly. Choose whatever size box you like, but make sure you measure the skateboard’s length, width, and height first. When you have found a suitable box, cut a piece of cardboard that will fit both the skateboard and the wrapping paper.
Additionally, if it is too big, you can always cut it down to the right size using a cutter. Before cutting, you need to be careful and measure twice and use a pencil to mark the area where you are going to cut.
Step 5: Place The Skateboard On Cardboard Box And Enclose
Once you have the skateboard and cardboard box, it is time to place them together and enclose the skateboard within the box. You should place the skateboard so that its length is precisely in the middle of the cardboard box. You should fold the cardboard box around the skateboard when you have it in place and ensure that there are no gaps between the cardboard and the skateboard. By doing so, you will be able to secure the skateboard.
Step 6: Wrap Cardboard Box
You need to wrap the cardboard box once you have enclosed the skateboard in a cardboard box. This process will require patience and a bit of creativity.
Start by unfolding the cardboard box’s edges into a square shape. In the next step, place the skateboard inside the square, ensuring that it is in the center. After you have placed it in place, fold the cardboard on one side around the skateboard and make sure there are no gaps between the cardboard and the skateboard. Repeat this process on all four sides. As soon as you have wrapped the cardboard box, seal the edges of the cardboard with a piece of tape.
Step 7: Add Decorations and Gifts
Now that your skateboard is wrapped and sealed, it is time to add some decorations before gifting. If you’re just packing it to store for safety, you can avoid decorations.
The type of decoration you choose is entirely up to you, but stickers, drawings, and photos are popular choices. You can also add a Christmas ornament if you’re gifting in Christmas.
It is time to present the skateboard to the recipient once you have completed decorating it. Simply place the skateboard in their hands and enjoy their reaction!
If you’re planning to travel with a skate to school, you can read our guide on can you ride a skateboard to school or not.
Congratulations! You have now wrapped your first skateboard! I hope you enjoyed this guide on how to wrap a skateboard for Christmas, for gifting, or for storing. A wrapped skateboard makes for a great gift at any holiday party!
If you have never wrapped a skateboard before, you might feel confused about what to do and worried about making a mistake. No worries! This guide will walk you through the entire process step by step, and you’ll wrap a skateboard like a pro in no time.