My son Sam is an origami enthusiast. I was getting ready to throw out a big bag of his old cast-offs when I realized their gift wrapping potential.
The coordinated sparkly ribbon is one of my favorites I bought at Ikea a LOOOOONG time ago. I use it very sparingly because I love it so much. Yes, I get very attached to ribbon.
I wrapped this gift with an origami ostrich as a joke.
Paul Jackson’s book on folding techniques has a lot of simple but elegant folds that can be applied to gift wrapping.
Sam used the instructions in Eric Gjerde’s book to make the inclusions shown above. They aren’t easy!! This type of folding takes a lot of patience.