Thursday, December 3, 2015

JAPANESE GIFT WRAPPING HACK


Years ago I had seen this done at a store in a Holiday gift wrap stand, the kind where volunteers wrap your present for a fee/donation for a charity.  I was advised it saves paper and time and give the present a professionally wrapped look and impressive to watch if the person is skilled.

The young fella above slows it down and gives a decent demonstration on how you can do this.

The first time I tried this it looked more like a pre-schoolers interpretation of an origami swan.  It can save time and maybe a smidge of paper over old school methods, but not by a whole lot.

My suggestion is to use cheap wrapping paper to start out with, a few pieces of tape pre-cut and go slower until you get the coordination of where your fingers need to be.