My new video is how to creatively gift wrap books - another oddly shaped items!

This is a request from one of my YouTube audience (thank you, Lyne!), and I'm excited to introduce you three fun & easy gift wrapping ideas to wrap any size books!

I wanted to show wrapping material variations on these three ideas: the first wrapping I used double-sided paper to create a heart shaped window design. The second wrapping I used washi paper to create a self-closed folder design, then the third wrapping I used furoshiki to create fabric gift wrapping. 

I hope you enjoy watching my tutorial video, this will make you want to gift books!

If you prefer the step-by-step photos, check out the below instructions ↓↓↓

 

 

Design 1: Heart Shaped Window Design

Materials

  • Double Sided Paper
  • Scissors
  • Card Stock (as a backing paper when you cut out the heart shape)
  • Pencil (to draw a half heart shape)
  • Craft Knife
  • Glue Dot

Check out the wrapping kit: https://kit.com/PaperGuru/wrapping-kit-for-books

 
Step 1: Cut your paper to: (width) enough to wrap around the book + width of the book + extra to create a fold. (height) height of the book + extra on top and bottom

Step 1: Cut your paper to:

(width) enough to wrap around the book + width of the book + extra to create a fold. (height) height of the book + extra on top and bottom

Step 2: Fold the top and bottom ends to the height of the book.

Step 2: Fold the top and bottom ends to the height of the book.

Step 3: Fold the left side paper (or whichever the front side of your book) at the width of the book.

Step 3: Fold the left side paper (or whichever the front side of your book) at the width of the book.

 
Step 4: Fold the right side paper to the exact size of your book.

Step 4: Fold the right side paper to the exact size of your book.

Step 5: Wrap the paper around your book.

Step 5: Wrap the paper around your book.

Step 6: Draw a half heart shape on the front of the book.

Step 6: Draw a half heart shape on the front of the book.

 
Step 7: Cut the outline of the half heart with craft knife (do not cut the center line)

Step 7: Cut the outline of the half heart with craft knife (do not cut the center line)

Step 8: Cut off a strip of paper to create a belt. You can also cut a strip from any other paper you like.

Step 8: Cut off a strip of paper to create a belt. You can also cut a strip from any other paper you like.

Step 9: Fold back the creases and wrap the paper around the book.

Step 9: Fold back the creases and wrap the paper around the book.

 
Step 10: Cut a slit for the paper belt.

Step 10: Cut a slit for the paper belt.

Step 11: Put the paper belt through the slit, cut the ends and close with a glue dot.

Step 11: Put the paper belt through the slit, cut the ends and close with a glue dot.

Step 12: Done! You can write a message on the belt if you like :)

Step 12: Done! You can write a message on the belt if you like :)


Design 2: Self-Closing Folder Design

Materials

  • Decorative Wrapping Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue Dots
  • Card Stock (as a backing paper when you cut slits along the lines)
  • Pencil (to draw lines)

Check out the wrapping kit: https://kit.com/PaperGuru/wrapping-kit-for-books

 
Step 1: Cut your paper to: (width) enough to wrap around the book + width of the book + extra to create a fold. (height) height of the book + extra on top and bottom

Step 1: Cut your paper to:

(width) enough to wrap around the book + width of the book + extra to create a fold. (height) height of the book + extra on top and bottom

Step 2: Place the book at the center. Mark at the bottom of the book, then fold up at the mark.

Step 2: Place the book at the center. Mark at the bottom of the book, then fold up at the mark.

Step 3: Turn the paper 90 degrees clockwise, then fold up the paper.

Step 3: Turn the paper 90 degrees clockwise, then fold up the paper.

 
Step 4: Place your book along the folds, then cut two slits at the thickness of the book.

Step 4: Place your book along the folds, then cut two slits at the thickness of the book.

Step 5: Fold up the slits.

Step 5: Fold up the slits.

Step 6: Place the book along the creases again and fold the bottom paper up.

Step 6: Place the book along the creases again and fold the bottom paper up.

 
Step 7: Repeat the same steps on the other side. Mark to crease the paper at the height of the book.

Step 7: Repeat the same steps on the other side. Mark to crease the paper at the height of the book.

Step 8: Fold up the crease.

Step 8: Fold up the crease.

Step 9: Cut a slit at the corner of the book.

Step 9: Cut a slit at the corner of the book.

 
Step 10: Cut another slit for the thickness of the book.

Step 10: Cut another slit for the thickness of the book.

Step 11: Fold up at the slits.

Step 11: Fold up at the slits.

Step 12: Fold up all the creases to close one side of the book.

Step 12: Fold up all the creases to close one side of the book.

 
Step 13: Fold the top and bottom papers of the other side of the book.

Step 13: Fold the top and bottom papers of the other side of the book.

Step 14: Fold at the end a little.

Step 14: Fold at the end a little.

Step 15: Continue to fold the sides in triangles to create an envelope flap.

Step 15: Continue to fold the sides in triangles to create an envelope flap.

 
Step 16: Draw two lines for the slits to put through the envelope tip.

Step 16: Draw two lines for the slits to put through the envelope tip.

Step 17: Cut slits along the lines.

Step 17: Cut slits along the lines.

Step18: Insert the tip of the envelope flap to close the package.

Step18: Insert the tip of the envelope flap to close the package.

 
Step 19: Fold back the tip a little to secure the end.

Step 19: Fold back the tip a little to secure the end.

Step 20: Done! 

Step 20: Done! 


Design 3: Furoshiki - Fabric Gift Wrapping Design

Material

  • Furoshiki

Check out the wrapping kit: https://kit.com/PaperGuru/wrapping-kit-for-books

 
Step 1: Place your Furoshiki (square fabric) upside down in diagonal position.

Step 1: Place your Furoshiki (square fabric) upside down in diagonal position.

Step 2: Stand the book at the center, wrap the right side of Furoshiki around the cover of the book.

Step 2: Stand the book at the center, wrap the right side of Furoshiki around the cover of the book.

Step 3: Do the same to wrap the left side cover of the book.

Step 3: Do the same to wrap the left side cover of the book.

 
Step 4: The side view should be like this.

Step 4: The side view should be like this.

Step 5: Place the book flat.

Step 5: Place the book flat.

Step 6: Bring the sides to the center and tie a double knots.

Step 6: Bring the sides to the center and tie a double knots.

 
Step 7: Done! The front view.

Step 7: Done! The front view.

The side view.

The side view.

The back view.

The back view.


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