Perfect Gift Wrapping Ideas: 101 Ways to Personalize Your Gift Using Simple, Everyday Materials

Hiroe Miyaoka. Tuttle, $15.95 trade paper (96p) ISBN 978-4-8053-1357-2
Miyaoka, owner of the Tokyo-based wrapping classroom and supply store Toi et Moi + Style Gift, opens her DYI gift wrapping guide with numerous of examples of elegantly wrapped objects for several types of gift-giving occasions, including sharing fruit with neighbors, bringing home little holiday souvenirs for friends, and giving Christmas presents to kids or Valentine’s Day. The key to stylish wrapping, she explains, is matching the gift with the right material to present it in. She encourages readers to think outside of the box—so to speak—by crafting decorative boxes with materials from around the house; the explains how to turn envelopes into tetra gift wrappers, and provides basic methods for creating gift tags. The real value of the book lies in the techniques section, where she includes step-by-step instructions on folding paper, clever ideas for wrapping oddly shaped objects, and a comprehensive section on tying different types of bows. Clearly illustrated instructions and a low price point make this book a perfect choice for anyone looking to improve their gift-wrap game. Color photos. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/17/2015
Release date: 10/01/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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