How To Wrap Presents Without Tape Or Ribbon Origami Style

In this video I’m going to show you how you can wrap your presents origami-style without tape or ribbon All you need is a present to wrap and a sheet of wrapping paper

The size of the wrapping paper should be big enough so that you can easily wrap around the present, and from top to bottom there should also be a little overlap Now first we’re going to center the present on that wrapping paper, and now mark the outlines of the present by going along its edges And you want to wrap the present quite tightly so that in the end you get a nice and crisp finish So those are the two front edges, and also, you want to add those ridges on the back Then just ensure it’s still lying in place, and now we’re also going to mark the other edges: one here, one there, and on the back

Now we can put aside the present for a little bit and return to it later You can see you have these slight creases, and we’re going to make strong creases out of them Note that I’m using a rectangle here, but really all of the raw edges of the wrapping paper will not show, so you don’t have to be too concerned about cutting a perfect rectangle at all And the same on the other side Make very strong creases here, because then the wrapped present will look that much nicer

And the final four creases Next, we need to add some diagonal creases We’re going to start a crease in this intersection of this long outer crease and this inner crease right here, and for that, we’re going to align that crease line right here with this one right here So we’re aligning the crease line with the crease line, and, starting in the intersection, crease down Same on the other side: take this crease line and align it with that crease line

And crease Same on the other side Once we have that, we’re going to flip the wrapping paper over, and now we’re going to add creases that start in this intersection of the two inner creases, and we’re going to crease only in this section right here So now we’re aligning this inner crease line of the two with that inner crease line And you can also align this crease line right here– the top one– with that crease line right here

So here you can see that’s the outer crease line, seen from that side, and the inner crease line here And same on the other side Same on the other side Once we have all these creases in place, we’re going to flip the paper over again, and now we’re going to push this inside along the inner crease line and go along those diagonal folds on both sides And this shapes a box, and we’re going to put our present inside that box and it should fit in nicely because of the measurements we took

So you can see, this is what it looks like now Now we can flatten this out, and then we’re going to bend this paper up, both of the raw edges, and we can align them The raw edges of the wrapping paper will not show, so it doesn’t have to be perfect And then you really want to make it very tight and start forming a crease by just going along with your fingers and fingernails And then fold it over to one side, make a stronger crease, and fold it over to the other side

Now you’re going to take both layers and fold them over to the crease line– not quite touching it– and make a strong crease And then to hide that raw edge of paper, we’re going to fold it over again And now we’re going to flip the present over And we’re going to take this flap right here and insert it into that pocket you can see here So I’m just bending the paper and then putting it inside like that

And then go along that edge a little to tighten it And same thing on the other side Bend the paper and put it inside that pocket Can you see that? Just sliding it inside And then you have your present wrapped origami-style using no tape or ribbon

Now if you like this video, how about you try using acrylic paint to transform printer paper into gorgeous wrapping paper or give more origami a go For example, I have a playlist of tutorials for simple origami models or Christmas and winter related origami models Subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss my next videos, and finally, do check out my website: happyfoldingcom for more origami content I hope to see you around, and happy folding!