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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.

Raffia-Tied Gift Packaging

Photography: Jong Hyup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2017


  • Corrogated cardboard (Pictured: Partners Brands single-face corrugated roll, $11 for 4-inches-by-250-feet,

  • Gold wrapping paper

  • Scissors


  1. Wrap a parcel in gold paper, then cut the cardboard to fit the top and center it there.

  2. 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.

  3. Cut the raffia, leaving a few extra inches, then tie the loose ends into a bow. Repeat with other hues.

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