I bought Traidcraft Eastern Flower Gift Wrap (£5) last week and I’m totally mesmerised by the texture, colours and beauty of the paper.
Over the past few days, I used the wrapping paper to make beautiful origami objects. Who said a gift wrap is only for wrapping gifts?
The dual-coloured paper (beautiful gold-coloured pattern on one side, plain colour on the other side) is so versatile, and its unique texture makes it perfect for certain origami projects.
Four sheets of hand screen printed gift wrap in turquoise, pink, green and white (or gold) (Wrap H75 x W50cm). Made from handmade paper and decorated with a gold-coloured pattern. Comes with matching tags.
I first cut off half of each sheet of paper, then cut them into different squares or rectangle sizes.
I’ve made some cranes, hearts, butterflies, candy boxes and windmills. I love the paper so much that I even use the hearts I’ve created as my profile image on this website. I’m sharing some of the origami I made with Traidcraft Eastern Flower Gift Wrap with you here:
It’s amazing how much you could do with this paper. From the half that I cut off, I still have got some paper left. I’m going to continue to make more and share my joy with you here. And, I could still use the other half to wrap presents.
Do you have other ideas as to how you would use the gift wrap?
If you like my origami with the Traidcraft Gift Wrap, please leave me a comment and let me know.
Fair Trade Producers Details: GPI (source: Traidcraft)
GPI was established in 1985 as a family business producing handmade paper and paper products in Kathmandu. Paper is made from cotton and paper waste. GPI is now a co-operative and workers are involved in all aspects of decision-making through a number of committees. Wages and working conditions are very good here.