Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wrapping Gifts with Less Paper

It's getting close to gift wrapping time (for me, that is. You may have already wrapped some or all of yours). I'm always looking for ways to either reuse items, upcycle unconventional materials into wrapping materials, or, as in this case, use conventional wrapping paper but consume less of it.

I've seen the method used in the two videos below referred to as the Japanese method, although I haven't actually researched it. I like the first video, but the box he is wrapping is a perfect square and I wondered how that would work in a less ideal circumstance, so I found the second video to be very helpful. See what you think.

Have a fantastic day!


Unknown said...

I'm going to try it!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Brenda, I am, too. (I always seem to end up with one or two pieces of paper that are just a bit too small when wrapping them the conventional way. This might be the answer.

Laney4 said...

I've done it for years this way. It's a little tricky on those corners but it DOES work!!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Laney4, that's good to know. Thank you!