SHIMOJIMA

Wrapping

  • WRAPPING
  • DIAGONAL WRAPPING
  • SEAM LINE WRAPPING
  • FUROSHIKI WRAPPING
  • BOW KNOT
  • CROSS TYING
  • DIAGONAL TYING

wrapping

BEFORE YOU START WRAPPING
Although wrapping can be presented in many different ways, there are basically only three patterns. Which one to use depends on the shape of the item, what occasion it will be used for and the impression you intend to convey. It is important, to be thoroughly familiar with the characteristics of the three basic patterns.
DIAGONAL WRAPPING
DIAGONAL WRAPPING
Place the wrapping paper diagonally in front and rotate the box to wrap.
The design will slant 45 degrees when wrapped.
SEAM LINE WRAPPING
SEAM LINE WRAPPING
Place the sides of the wrapping paper and the sides of the box parallel. Wrap from both sides.
The design will appear as is.
FUROSHIKI WRAPPING
FUROSHIKI WRAPPING
Basically, place the box in the middle of a square piece of paper, and gather the 4 corners at the center.
The design will slant 45 degrees when wrapped.
 
RIBBON TECHNIQUES
BOW KNOT
BOW KNOT
Let's learn the basics necessary for all techniques.
CROSS TYING
CROSS TYING
The standard way to tie. Can be used for all gift occasions.
DIAGONAL TYING
DIAGONAL TYING
Since the ribbon is not in the center, it gives the design on the paper the space to be properly seen.
Cannot be used for square boxes.
 
TOOLS FOR WRAPPING
SCISSORS
A pair of sharp scissors are best to cut ribbon.
A straight edge and zig-zag and recommended.
CUTTER KNIFE
Used for cutting wrapping paper. Longer blades are easier to use.
STAPLER
Used for making decorative bows and closing bags.
TAPE
It is convenient to have both Scotch tape and double-stick tape on hand. Double-stick tape gives a clean finish.
7 to 12 mm tape is recommended.
WIRE
Used for making decorative ribbons, and to temporarily hold wrapping paper.
The more flexible the wire, the easier it is to twist and handle.
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