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CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING - DAY 2 - JAPANESE PLEATED FOLDS AND ACCESSORIES

For day two we'll be making pleated folds and accessories.

Materials you need for this are:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Tissue or rice paper
  • Two square sheets of paper and two rectangle sheets of paper for the accessories
  • Ribbon
  • Strong glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Step 1: Wrap you gift in a simple way.

Step 2: Measure your tissue or rice paper around the gift to check the fit. You can purchase our rice paper here.

Step 3: Take back your tissue/rice paper and fold it in half, then at the folded side, fold it again about a third of the way up, then fold it back on to itself.

Step 4: Open back up the tissue paper and repeat to make two pleat folds.

Step 5: Wrap it around your gift and secure with tape.

Step 6: Pleat two sheets of square paper.

Step 7: Cut a small bit of ribbon and tie at the ends of the pleated squares, cut off the access ribbon.

Step 8: Flatten out the pleats until it looks like a fan.

Step 9: Glue the fans onto your gift.

Step 10: Get a sheet of rectangle paper and fold it in half.

Step 11: Make slits along the open side all the way to the end.

Step 12: Get a piece of ribbon and tie a knot on both ends.

Step 13: Roll up the rectangle paper, insert the ribbon into the end and glue.

Step 14: Repeat to add another accessory on the other end of the ribbon.

Step 15: Tie additional ribbon around your gift, tie around the accessories and you're done!

On December 4th we'll be hosting a gift wrapping workshop in collaboration with L.F. Markey at their East London Dalston Lane store, click here for more information on the tickets.

We'll also have a new gift wrapping tutorial video out every Friday, and other origami tutorials out every Tuesday in the run up to Christmas.

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