The Wrapping is a Gift in Itself

boka lokta, vegetable dyed paper, handmade paper, origami, giftbox

Boka lokta boxes with origami touch.

‘Tis the season for gift giving. Wrapping can be a ritual and a way to extend the love beyond what comes inside the package. There are so many creative approaches to wrapping, and in Japan they have perfected the art of wrapping – it is a ritual tradition and perfect art form.
yuzen, chioyogami, bokashi, lace paper, mizuhiki

In the Art of Gift Wrapping, creator Wanda Wen of Soolip writes:
“In the end, gift wrapping is all about creating a work of art with love to enhance the gift you are giving.” p. 11




cotton, striped, jewel tones

Patterned Indian cotton papers wrap perfectly! And, paper makes great ribbon too.








candy wrap, xuan paper, crumpled and dyed, rice paper, giftwrap

Handmade shibori-dyed xuan paper with colored raffia transforms this plain, square box into a fun, giant candy shape.

Paper Woman


  1. PJ Bergin on December 21, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Beautiful, Lauren! I always try to “save the paper” when opening packages and gifts. I definitely want to save this paper! PJ Bergin

    • Paper Woman on December 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Glad you enjoyed reading, PJ!

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