Raffia-Tied Gift Wrap
Designed to cushion basically anything and everything in transit, hardworking corrugated cardboard has an artistic side: Its fluted rows keep colored raffia in line brilliantly.
Photography: Jong Hyup
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017
Wrap a parcel in gold paper, then cut the cardboard to fit the top and center it there.
Hold the loose end of a roll of raffia, and wrap the other around the box a few times, letting it settle into different grooves.
Cut the raffia, leaving a few extra inches, then tie the loose ends into a bow. Repeat with other hues.