Ideas, patterns and tutorials to learn how to wrap gifts

November 17, 2016

You may also know Furoshiki technique, the japanese art that consists in wrapping objets or gifts using clothes and knots.

In my opinion, it makes the present more valious and the fabric itself it’s also a gift. Today we encourage you to watch this video by Empaquetando Ando to learn how to wrap a box, like a smartbox, using furoshiki and with just onke knot, perfect for begginers. Here we go!

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November 16, 2016

Hi everyone! How it is going? We are very excited about the Christmas’s season coming and we keep looking for new ways to wrap a gift. Today we have found this wonderful paper gift bag decorated with a reindeer, caribou or even Rudolph face.

La classe della maestra Valentina show us in her blog how to make it in a very simple way.

 

Reindeer or caribou gift paper bag tutorial DIY 2
What we need to make this wrapping?

  • A paper bag
  • Cardboard (dark and light brown, white, black, red, light pink and dark green)
  • Clothespin or clothes peg
  • Tiny bell
  • Glue

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November 15, 2016

Hi everyone! Today we want to face a common problem when you have to wrap a odd-shaped gift…. How yo make it without break the paper? Well, today we are going to watch a video tutorial to learn how to wrap a cone-shaped gift, as a Fofucha doll. So, let’s go!

Empaquetando Ando tell us that the best way is making a bag with the wrapping paper. So, first of all, you have to make a big rectangle and blend one end like a rhombus to make the bag base. Use tape to fix it. Then, you put de cone-shaped gift inside and, on the other end, you fold it twice, make two small holes using a paper piercer and pass through these holes a ribbon or a lace to create a handle or a bow.

So that is it! You have a perfect shaped wrapped present!

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November 14, 2016

Hi everybody! In a month, more os lees, we are going to being wrapping our Christmas gifts and we have to be prepared for it. For example, if you don’t are handy wrapìng gifts, maybe you can put the present inside a cardboard box. But let’s make it more beautiful.

Here you have a Christmas themed gift box to print. As you can see, the box is decorated with a lot of drawings: Christmas tree,s socks, stars, holly plants, candles and other tradicional Christmas items.

The best thing is that you only need a printer  with tri-colour ink cartridges and a poster cardboard.

Free Christmas gift box template to download
 

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November 8, 2016

Hi there! Less than month and a half left for Christmas, so here we are preparing ourselves to make the most beautiful packages!

We have found these wonderful snowflake and reinder cardboard gift boxes on Dare to DIY site that would be a wonderful packaging for a Christmas gift.

Snowflake and reindeer cardboard gift box DIY with template

How can could make these boxes? It’s very easy.

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November 2, 2016

Hi everybody! Here we are again to give you some ideas to make your gifts wrappings more awesome.
Today we want to introduce you the felt. As you know, this is a kind of textile, made with wool or synthetic fibres such as acrylic. It’s a textile that it’s easy to work with, so it’s perfect to make DIY projects.
As you’re going to see in the images below, there are plenty of ways to use felt to wrap a gift.,so let’s take a look.

FELT BAG AND FELT BOW

How to wrap a gift with felt and feelt bow
Yeah! as we can see on this image by Artesanias Montejo, felt bags are easy to make and it’s a perfect way to give a bottle of wine or champagne as a gift. If you want, you can also make a flower felt to decorate the bag.

Another way to decorate the box gift it’s making felt bow. Just great.

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October 20, 2016

Christmas is coming and we are ready for it! As you already know, this blog is about wrapping all kind of gifts using plenty of techniques.
Today we want to introduce you the technique named “furokoshi”, wich is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping and they used to use cloth and fabrics to transport clothes, gifts or other goods during his history and tradition.
Now, its a very trendy way to wrap a gift without using paper. So, here you have a tutorial, step by step, to learn a basic way to wrap a book or box using furokoshi.

 

How to wrap a gidft with japanaese furokoshi technique

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October 13, 2016

Hi everyone! Here we are to make great handmade projects! Today we want to show us a great way to wrap a gift. Well, it’s not about wrapping it exactly, it’s more about to put it in a wonderful box.
As you can see in the image below, made by hogarutil.com the instructions are very simple and easy: you have to print it (imprimir), cut it (cortar) and fold it (doblar).
We image that you are able to picture the result: a wonderful house shaped gift box. Put attention on the drawing placed at bottom right hand corner: This is the 3D shape you’ll have once the process is completed.

 

Free house gift box template 2

To download the full resolution template and print it, please, click on the following link: House Gift Box Template. We recommend to print it in a heavy paper, like poster board or cardboard to get better results.

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October 5, 2016

In the previous post, we have seen a way to wrap a gift with cellophane and we promised that the next post will be about to make a bow, so here it is!

Tutorial how to make a paper bow to decorate a gift

In this tutorial made by papelisimo we could know step by step how to make a paper bow to decorate a gift, is like the crown. As you can see, you can use any kind of paper, but it has to be resistant: from origami paper to newspaper or magazine paper. You will also need adhesive tape, of course. 

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