Thursday, February 3, 2011

Triangle Wrapping Tutorial

I'm a sucker for cute gift wrapping.
So when I saw these little paper packets online, I knew I wanted to make some.
Here's how:

You can start with just about any size of paper. I used scrapbook paper for mine, but you can also use regular wrapping paper. I made a few Valentine packets (don't know what else to call these!) for the boy's teachers and used them to wrap little bags of candy. For the Valentine ones, I started with a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper.

Because my candy bag wasn't very big, I folded the left edge of the paper over a little. I suppose you could just cut it off, but if does make a nice "hemmed" edge.

Fold the right side of the paper about 3/4 (or a little more) over the candy (or whatever you are wrapping).

Now fold the left side over the top.

Sew across the bottom to secure the papers. I used a standard stitch length and backstitched at the beginning and the end.

Now pinch together the top side of the papers in the opposite way of the seam you just made.

And sew the papers together in the same way.
Clip the hanging threads.
For decorative purposes, use speciality scissors to make a nice border. Or use pinking shears.

Decorate with ribbon or other embellishments.

I am considering making some little rings for my Etsy shop.
If I do, I will package them in little packets like this to send to my customers.
You can make these little packets in any size.
Here is a tiny one I made that would perfectly hold a little ring.

Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you make any...would love to see them!


  1. How cool! Thank you for sharing this. I bet you could use interesting pages from a magazine to do it, too-- would be a super nifty way to package without cutting into the budget!

  2. I love them. I love sewing on paper too!

    Every now and then my sewing machine gets mad at me for using paper! LOL

    I hope you will stop by and enter my current giveaway. It's a minky baby quilt. $50 value