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PLEATED GIFT WRAPPING

Make your gift wrapping extra special by adding pleated folds, they're super easy to do and you don't need any extra materials! 

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

You can also add a special ribbon that can be made from fabric, velvet, silk, paper or masking tape!

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Start off by taking a sheet of large paper to wrap your item in. For a thin item such as a book, make sure the ends are long enough to wrap over the front.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping TutorialMake sure one side can cover the book half way of the front and the other side can cover all the way.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

The excess paper over the front will be the same width as the pleated area.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Divide the pleated area into half.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Then again into quarters.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

The finally into eights. 

Time to fold the pleats:

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Once you're happy with the pleats, turn the paper over.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Secure the back of the pleats with tape.

Time to wrap your item:

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Now it's time to add any extras! You can make a band around the gift using any material.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

To make an easy ribbon, get another piece of material and loop it.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

 

Flatten the loop and create two more going in opposite directions.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Wrap a thinner piece of material around the ribbon and secure in place.

Pleated Gift Wrapping Tutorial

You can also make twisted pleats by flattening them in different directions.

Watch our Youtube video below for an in depth guide!

 


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