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How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

What's cuter than finding a kitty under the Christmas tree? Finding a wrapped one!


  • Step 1: Fold the front section of paper over the cat's extended paws, then lift the 2 remaining ends of paper up and over the cat, taping them together behind the cat's head.
  • Step 2: Add a Santa hat, and you're done. Congratulations! You managed to wrap a cat for Christmas. Enjoy it while it lasts -- it's just a matter of time before kitty busts free!
  • FACT: 42 percent of cat owners give their cat a Christmas gift, spending an average of $11.
  • Step 3: Take the remaining paper behind the cat, wrap it around the cat's tail, and tape it.
  • Step 4: Get the cat to lie down on their stomach with their front paws extended. Then make 4 cuts into the paper: one on each side of the cat up to its tail, and one on each side up to the cat's shoulders. Then lift those middle sections of paper up and over the cat's back and tape them together.
  • Step 5: Find a quiet spot -- one without distractions or loud noises. You can't wrap a cat for Christmas if they're jumpy.
  • Step 6: Lay a piece of wrapping paper on the floor that's big enough to wrap the cat, and entice them to sit in the middle of it with the strategic placement of a food treat.
  • TIP: If the cat won't stay on the wrapping paper, try using a soft, Christmas-themed tablecloth -- one that's thin enough to cut through.
  • Step 7: Wear the cat out with games so they'll be more amenable to sitting still while you gift-wrap them. Or try mellowing them out with a massage.

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