Crafts & DIY
Keep gift-wrapping elegant and simple with a few folds of paper
I was thinking this would be much more complicated than it is. She didn't even have to measure. She just used rough estimates and it came together beautifully. 🎁😍
Sheehan Diapues
11.28.22

Christmas is always celebrated with gift-giving and sharing our blessings.

Often, we send gifts to our families and friends to show them appreciation and love.

We always want to wrap the gifts presentably, however, most end up with an almost identical way of wrapping.

No need to worry though. Today, we’re going to show you how easy it is to make elegant gift-wrapping designs.

Getting familiar with origami gift-wrapping

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

Origami is the process of folding paper into attractive and beautiful shapes.

This paper-folding art originated in Japan.

QiDaoYu shared her ideas on Youtube for creating the best Christmas gift packaging that you can try at home.

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

The material are incredibly simple:

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Double-sided Tape
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

In the video, she showed how she measures the wrapping paper using a box of about 15 by 10 by 5cm as a sample.

She covered the box with paper and marked the desired length and width, more than the box’s dimension.

She then folded the paper and cut along the lines.

The magic is in the folds.

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

She proceeded with covering the first part of the box but leaving about 1.5 cm from the edge without cover.

You don’t need to cover the whole surface just yet.

Along the edges, she used her fingers to rub the paper to mold and contour the box’s shape before folding it to its sides.

Slowly but surely, the paper is coming into the shape of the box.

Now, it’s time to get fancy.

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

Starting on the sides, she folded the paper diagonally and started to wrap the box, leaving diagonal lines to the surface of the box.

She then used double-sided tape to hold the paper in place, but still left a considerable length of the paper untaped for later use.

Then she made origami Christmas trees.

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

With separate wrapping paper, she cut about 2 inches in width along the length of the paper for the Christmas Tree design.

She then folded the paper and cut it into small squares. Each is slightly smaller than the other.

This will form a tree later.

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

The square-cut papers are then folded diagonally toward the middle to form lines that will serve as markings.

With these markings, she pushed the side of the square in, letting the edges meet.

The fold revealed a triangle.

From the tip of the triangle, she folded the two sides again meeting at the center.

She used the same process on the other squares to form the same origami design which looked like paper planes.

Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu
Source:
Youtube-ζŸ’εˆ€ι­š QiDaoYu

The folded papers are then attached together along their tips with double-sided tape.

She added a small rectangular-shaped paper to serve as the branch.

Now that looks more like a Christmas Tree.

She took the box again and taped the remaining paper along with the Christmas Tree.

And there you have it.

These designs will not just give you joy and satisfaction while making them, but also bring smiles to the ones that will receive the gift as well.

Learn to snip and fold your way into the most beautifully wrapped gifts in the video below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Sheehan Diapues
[email protected]
Sheehan Diapues is a contributor at SBLY Media.
Advertisement
Advertisement