Kimono Style Gift Wrap

Kimono Style Gift Wrap

Add an elegant flair to your gift wrapping this year!

This Japanese style of gift wrapping is called the kimono wrap, and is perfect for rectangular shaped packages.

The kimono inspired folds create a flawless way to tuck in a card, trinket, or extra gift without any tape or additional packaging. Once you get the hang of this style of wrapping, it is actually quicker and uses less tape than regular wrapping!

 

You will need:

  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape (preferably double sided)
  • Optional: Terre Bleu dried lavender bouquet, Terre Bleu lavender candy cane and ribbon.

 

Step 1: Start with a rectangular shaped gift (book, shoe box, etc.)

Step 2: Measure the amount of paper needed. The longest side should be able to cover two thirds of the gift. It’s always better to have too much paper than too little!

Step 3: Fold the longest end over and stick in place.

Step 4: Wrap like a kimono! Fold one side of the wrapping paper over the main body of the gift and fold back any extra paper to fit the width and repeat on the opposite side.

Step 5: Fold the next triangle flap over like the first and repeat on the opposite side.

Step 6: Create triangle folds at the end of the gift and tape down.

Step 7: Tuck in anything you like into the pockets (greeting card, gift card, dried flowers, candy canes, etc.)

Step 8: Add a finishing touch, we chose a bow but you could add a sticker, wax seal, etc.

Inspired by Shiho Masuda.