Wrapping a small gift

By Megan Goodacre

Wrapping a small gift

Here's an easy way to wrap a small gift, like these knit baby bootees. Minimal, not fussy, suitable for a hand made gift. You'll need a letter-size piece of card stock or paper, a little bit of tissue, and a piece of ribbon.

Make an origami box as a base to hold the gift.

  • For this square box, I took a 8.5 x 11 sheet of thin cream-coloured card stock, cut it down it 8.5 x 8.5, and folded it using these origami box instructions. The finished box is about 2 1/8 square at the base.

  • For a rectangular box, you can follow these origami box instructions.

Place a couple of strips of tissue across the box. The strips should be the width of the box.

Tuck the gift in.
Tricksy Knitter: Wrapping a small gift

Fold the tissue over and tuck it in around the edges. Tie everything up with a ribbon. You could make an origami lid too, of course. I like the simplicity of minimal packaging with less paper.

If it's a hand knit gift, include some simple care instructions. Since you cut down the letter-size sheet, you'll have a scrap leftover from that!