Gift Wrap Inspiration: Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Whew!  We made it to Friday.  I have had a jammed packed week and I’m glad the weekend is upon us.  Even though I have some work to catch up on this weekend, I also plan to enjoy some down time and watch all the festivities surrounding the Super Bowl.  And yes I’ll be rooting on the Falcons!

I’ve got a fun and easy gift wrap inspiration post for your today, just in time for all your Valentine’s Day gift giving.

Because I wrap a lot of gifts during the year, I am always experimenting with different ways to manipulate the paper to give my gifts some flair.  For my Valentines wrap this year I decided to do a little pleat treatment with my paper.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

It’s really easy to pleat gift wrap.  To start, determine the amount of paper you’ll need to wrap your box and add about 8″.  The extra paper will allow you to create multiple pleats in your paper and still be able to wrap your box.  You’ll be creating your pleats horizontally across the width of the paper.

The first pleat I made was pretty deep (about 3 1/2″) and I’ll explain why in a minute.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Once you’ve made your first pleat, continue pleating your paper with small folds.  You want to create enough pleats so they stand out on your gift.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

Once all your pleats are made, turn your paper over and tape the pleats down on each edge of the paper.  This will hold the pleats in place.

And now all you have to do is wrap your gift.

Pleated Paper Valentine's Gift Wrap by ConfettiStyle

The reason I made the first pleat extra deep was to create a pocket that could hold a Valentine’s Day card.  Pretty clever, right?!

The pocket can also hold money, a photo or a sweet treat like a chocolate heart.

You can find the free printableValentine’s Day cards I designed here.

Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I added bows and ribbon to complete my Valentines wrap and just love the way the packages look.

Pink Pom Pom Ribbon // White Ruffle Edge Ribbon

Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap by ConfettiStyle

 Similar Heart Gift Wrap  // Similar Pink Damask Gift Wrap

Pleated Paper Valentines Wrap by ConfettiStyle

I wrapped these Valentine’s Day gifts with extra love because they are headed off to my moms house.

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