Pleated Wrapping Paper

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a gift wrapping idea using a few We R Memory Keepers tools.

Have you ever seen pleated wrapping paper? I came across it on Pinterest, and got hooked! I think it’s elegant and very unique, and it really makes an impact.

Pleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

For these boxes I used the Gift Wrap Book from the Crate Paper Willow Lane collection. Although the design is more noticeable on solid wrapping paper, I’m a sucker for patterned paper, so that’s what I used today 🙂

I started by folding a 9×24 inch paper in half. Then, using the Tri-Fold Magnetic Mat, I positioned the 18 inch ruler that comes with it above the crease, and folded the paper over it­ – This mat is perfect if you need to keep your paper in place without shifting.

Pleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I folded the first crease on top of the second, and doubled the paper again, like in the photos below.

Pleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

This gave me the middle pleat, which became my base for the other two. Each pleat is about ½ inch, but you could easily vary the size if you wanted to. The width of the We R Memory Keepers ruler worked really well in this case, as the pleats are about half its size.

Pleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the pleats in place, I adhered tape on the back – I used washi tape here to show how you would hold it together, but clear tape or double-sided adhesive would be ideal.

Pleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

After wrapping up the box, I worked on the embellishments. I love how the Bow Loom allows you to make perfect bows in a variety of sizes. Here I created a Three Wraps Ribbon in no time.

We R Memory Keepers Bow LoomWe R Memory Keepers Bow LoomWe R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Last, I made some mini tassels with the Tassel Loom on the 2 inch size, and finished decorating the boxes.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel LoomWe R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

I am pleased with the way these turned out, and hope you’ll feel inspired to give pleated wrapping paper a try!

Pleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPleated Gift Wrap by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Enza

Supplies:

Tri-Fold Magnetic Mat & 18in Magnetic Ruler

Bow Loom

Tassel Loom

Crate Paper Willow Lane Gift Wrap Book

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