[Steps] Using Sticker Decorations and Diagonal Japanese Pleats in Gift Wrapping


Diagonal Japanese Pleats Diagonal Japanese Pleats

In the Western part of the world, summer has passed its mid-point. The month of August carries with it whiffs of autumn. Here in Singapore, our summer journey continues in the stifling humidity of the Southwest monsoon. We may only find respite from the heat in October in between monsoon seasons. We found some stickers in our crafting stash depicting golden moments on the beach. The ones with the words “Summer Journey” are so apt for this season we thought they would make superb gift decorations. When placed with blue florist paper and diagonal japanese pleats, they make a perfect combination. This time we shot how-to photographs to show how we put things together.

More on Japanese Pleats:

Step 1:
Fold in about a quarter inch at one side of the paper.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 2:
Along the same edge, fold in the top corner and continue making repeated folds measuring about 1.5 inches wide.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 3:
Open up the folds and pull in the creased lines towards yourself to make Japanese pleats.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 4:
After completing all the pleats, turn the paper over to its reversed side and secure the pleats with sticky tape.
Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 5:
Fold the opposite unpleated edge of the paper all the way up to the side of the gift item.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 6:
Bring the pleated edge over to cover the front of the gift. Secure with double-sided tape and cut away any excess paper.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 7:
Close the top and bottom openings. Secure with double-sided tape.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Step 8:
Decorate with stickers.

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

Diagonal Japanese Pleats

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