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"Wrapping" holiday gifts?

PostPosted: December 25th, 2010, 3:17 am
by Gerardo
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Do you use origami to "wrap" your gifts? I love to do that. I usually use one of my humble box or envelope designs.

Anyway, did you wrap any gifts with an origami design? Which design? Who's is it? Would you share a photo :D?

If you don't do it, tell me how come. I would love to know :).

PostPosted: December 25th, 2010, 9:43 am
by jogibaer
I wrap my origami with simple origami boxes. Sorry but I gave them all away, so I can't make a picture.

I think you posted in the wron forum section

PostPosted: December 25th, 2010, 11:24 am
by sam meeuwis
yes i do i use some random simple designs for envelopes and for boxes i make a smal tesselation on top

PostPosted: December 26th, 2010, 8:34 pm
by LeafPiece
I guess I'll be the first to post a photo, since this is technically a gallery :P

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I found the envelope diagram by Elsje Van Der Ploeg in an origami calendar. The butterfly is just glued on, and I'm not sure what else to say about it. I know it looks similar to a Michael LaFosse model, but I don't think it is.

Anyway, it works well for small items and gift cards.

PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 3:01 pm
by Gerardo
LeafPiece wrote:I guess I'll be the first to post a photo, since this is technically a gallery :P

I found the envelope diagram by Elsje Van Der Ploeg in an origami calendar. The butterfly is just glued on, and I'm not sure what else to say about it. I know it looks similar to a Michael LaFosse model, but I don't think it is.

Anyway, it works well for small items and gift cards.


EXACTLY! I decided to post this thread in the gallery section hoping to see some pics. I love origami envelopes and boxes. Thanks for sharing LeafPiece! I've exchanged some messages with Elsje and I folded that envelope but in thin red cardboard :D; it's called the Pepi Envelope (I don't know why :P); right? She invited me to the Envelope and Letter Folding Yahoo Group! but I didn't know how to join without a Yahoo! account :(.


Is the Pepi Envelope in THE Origami Calendar by Margaret Van Sickle? My origami armchair is gonna be on her 2012 calendar :D!


jogibaer and sam meeuwis thanks for sharing; I hope in the future (maybe next christmas), I'll get to see your envelopes and boxes! Sam, do you also glue the tesselations on the boxes?

PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 4:15 pm
by Gerardo
This is the envelope I folded this christmas. It's one of my humble creations; it's a simple square envelope with a "blossoming seal". You can see a related idea here: http://www.origamitube.com/play.php?vid=544

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I gave my family a certificate to have a great dinner together. Looks like we're gonna use it on new years eve. If you don't mind me asking, what did you place in the envelope LeafPiece :)? Anyone else wants to share?

Happy holidays :wink:

PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 5:20 pm
by akugami
i've recycled some old calendar sheets to "wrap" bulky gifts with. i modified the simple masu-box to get a one-sheet-only and closed model. if i'll be able to recreate it i'll show a picture soon - as well as one for a paper bag for a japanese-tea-present ...

PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 6:43 pm
by Razzmatazz
I do this thing where I create intersecting pleats across my wrapping paper. Then I wrap the box in the wrapping paper normally. I'll post pictures later.

PostPosted: December 31st, 2010, 5:08 pm
by LeafPiece
@Gerardo. Yeah, that's it! In the calendar, it's called "peppy envelope" which I guess would be pronounced the same. The calendar I pulled it from is called "Easy Origami Fold-a-Day Calendar" with Jeff Cole. I don't think it's the same one you're talking about.
I put a gift card in one envelope and earrings in another =P.

I really like yours by the way. The colors you used remind me of a Christmas cactus.

Can't wait to see everyone else's photos, too!

PostPosted: December 31st, 2010, 11:49 pm
by kevin89
Razzmatazz: I do the same thing, but only when I am feeling creative or if I feel like it.

A couple of years ago I folded some snowmen and trees and such and used them as name tags on the presents. But I definitely use my knowledge of paper to wrap those oddly shapped presents neatly :D

PostPosted: January 2nd, 2011, 2:33 am
by Gerardo
Thanks all for sharing :D.

grizzly man and Razzmatazz, when can we expect the pics? I'd love to see them :)!

kevin89, can we also expect a picture from you? The sooner the better, but it's ok if we have to wait till this years holidays ;).

LeafPiece thanks for being such an enthusiast with this thread. I didn't know what a christmas cactus was; you're right it's colors are similar :o. I hope you comment on future pics, and maybe share a pic on another holiday or till the end of this year.

We finally didn't have new year's eve's dinner out with the certificate; the place closed like at 5pm yesterday so the certificate is still in my envelope. I can't wait for us to use it :D!

I hope you all had a great New Year! :o

Re: "Wrapping" holiday gifts?

PostPosted: December 8th, 2011, 4:11 pm
by Gerardo
I wanna revive this thread from a year ago. Will you wrap your gifts using origami? I hope you do :D.

I still haven't done so but I will soon and then I'll share you a photo or two : ).

happy holidays

Re: "Wrapping" holiday gifts?

PostPosted: December 20th, 2011, 2:33 am
by Gerardo
This time I made a bigger and not-as-colored package compared to last year's. It's also one of my humble creations. I gave it the name: Locking Paper Bag.

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I liked the idea of buying for Christmas dinner certificates from different restaurants. But I didn't want to fold an envelope like last year, that way I'll make them think I'm giving something totally different. I accidentaly burned a thermos from home, so I bought another one, I filled it up with styrofoam snow and I hid this years certificate between all the snow. Then I half-wrapped the thermos in wrinkled printed tissue paper and that's what I placed inside the paper bag.

It'll be fun watching them looking for the gift :).

COME ON! Wrap a gift using origami and post a photo here!

Re: "Wrapping" holiday gifts?

PostPosted: December 25th, 2011, 9:36 pm
by Gerardo
I don't stop insisting :P.

Believe it or not, this is another gift wrapping. It's for a friend that isn't into cute and delicate stuff (if you know what I mean), that's why I wanted a totally different wrapping. It's a super small package, so I used a chocolate wrapper. That's why I couldn't give it the smooth finish I wanted.

So it wouldn't look that bad I shrank the photo so it wouldn't be that easy to see its details :wink:.

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It's my cubic box. It has saved the day more than once cause it's easy to fold and it doesn't need a lid :D.

Oh... inside the box there's a small necklace with a shark fang. He always dreamed with having one and I finally was able to get it :).

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Re: "Wrapping" holiday gifts?

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2012, 3:00 am
by Gerardo
Here I present you my last origami package for this holidays. I hope you like it. It's my eight sided box. Making a few adjustments, you can make it taller (like in this case) or wider.

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I wanted to try to make David_paperfold's hexagonal twist box taller, but it's definitely its short size what makes it look so good :)