A tissue wrapping paper pouch is
quick, easy and attractive -
a great solution for an unboxed gift.
For a small-to-medium sized, fairly light-weight unboxed gift, a simple gift pouch is a useful gift wrapping solution. All you need for a well-dressed gift is a few sheets of colored gift tissue (white is OK too) and curling ribbon or other decorative tie.
Note that the pouch is essentially the same method that's used for wrapping a gift basket. For that, you can use cellophane, tulle, or another material. But for a simple pouch, we find that tissue paper works best.
Before you begin:
How to Make a Tissue Paper Pouch
|1) Arrange 2-4 sheets of tissue wrapping paper into a circle that will reach 6"-8" inches above the gift all around. For a larger gift, use double sheets, overlapped and taped together. Then center the gift on the paper.||2) If your gift has an unusual shape that does not sit flat on the bottom, slip a thick paper plate or rigid circle of cardboard under the gift to provide a nice flat bottom and lend stability to your gift pouch. |
|3) Draw the edges of the tissue paper up and over the gift. Be sure the edges lie flat, with no gaps where they overlap, and that all the ends are drawn up over the gift. ||4) Gather the gift tissue into a neck, leaving the ends loose above it, and tuck under any short ends. |
|5) With a length of ribbon or decorative cord, tie the gathered tissue snugly at the neck. Curling ribbon is a good choice. Here, I've used several strands. ||6) To make curling ribbon curls, draw a blade of your scissors along the inside curve of the ribbon. Pull gently for loose curls, more firmly for tighter curls.|
|7) Finishing touches: Separate and fluff the ends of the tissue wrapping paper that extend above the neck of your pouch. Arrange the curls attractively, maybe with some peeking out between the fluffs of gift tissue.||8) Don't these curls look nice cascading beneath the fluffed tissue paper? There's just one more little detail: a gift tag. Tie it onto the ribbon, or insert it into the fluffed tissue ends (use a bit of double-stick tape, if needed).|
One more great feature of a gift pouch: If your gift is intended to be a surprise, this pouch will keep them guessing. Use bubble wrap to conceal the shape of your well-dressed gift from curious, squeezing fingers!
A tissue wrapping paper gift pouch
is hard to beat for unboxed items... it requires
very few materials, and very little fuss.
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