The Art of Gift Wrapping

Los Angeles Times

Gift wrapping is not just paper bags and adhesive bows. It can be a real art, from the Japanese craft of furoshiki to the homespun embellishments of fabric bows and washi tape. This season, LA-based paper and ribbon company Midori Ribbon shows a few techniques (with videos!) for wrapping commonly shaped items.

Learn how to shape pleats for a round present, make a stylish floppy bow out of leftover gift wrap, create Japanese seamless wrapping and more, all on the LA Times' site.

MORE GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
Brown Paper Gift Wrapping
Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap from Chewing the Cud
Wrap It Up: Last Minute Gift Wrapping Ideas

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