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Project

Translucent Wrapping

With a series of crisp folds, glassine -- or less expensive tissue -- serves as both gift wrap and ribbon.

Materials

  • Box
  • Brightly colored paper
  • Sheet of glassine

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    To start, cover the box in brightly colored paper. Then, on a wide work surface, randomly fold a sheet of glassine, making all folds in the same horizontal or vertical direction.

  2. Step 2

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    A deep fold fits a small gift card; a shallow fold creates the illusion of narrow ribbon. Use double-sided tape to tack folds flat at ends. Turn paper on one side; make a series of perpendicular folds. Secure with more tape at intersections. Take care not to overfold, or you may have too little paper left to cover the package.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2001