Wrapping Paper DIY: Washi Tape Triangles

A gift wrapped in black wrapping paper with yellow triangle decorations and pink ribbon -


It’s fun to give your wrapped gift a totally unique look, so we’re always experimenting with different combinations of wrap, ribbon and other crafty details.

Here’s a fun wrapping paper DIY that recreates the cool geometric pattern trend using tissue paper for the wrapping paper, embellished with ribbon and washi tape. The complete look takes just a few minutes to complete, but creates a super stylish presentation.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  1. A gift box
  2. Gold washi tape
  3. Double sided tape
  4. Hot pink grosgrain ribbon
  5. Scissors
  6. Black tissue paper
Supplies you'll need: a gift box, gold washi tape, double sided tape, hot pink grosgrain ribbon, scissors, black tissue paper

We wrapped our gift using the black tissue paper — we loved the trendy matte finish and the way it complemented the other textures of the ribbon and washi tape.

Step 1 illustrated with hands showing the wrapped gift box with black paper

We then attached our ribbon to the package in an offset plus pattern using double-sided tape. Starting from the back of the wrapped gift, you lay down a piece of tape and then press the ribbon on it, about ½ way along the double-sided tape. Wrap the ribbon around the gift and cut the ribbon to line up with the rest of the double-sided tape.

Step 2 illustrated with hands attaching double-sided tape onto the package
Step 3 illustrated with hands attaching the hot pink ribbon onto the package

Repeat this process in the other direction, creating an offset plus on the gift box.

Step 4 illustrated with hands attaching double-sided tape on the ribbon
Step 5 illustrated with hands attachinda ribbon in the other direction

(Pro tip: using double-sided tape prevents having to tie a knot and gives the gift a more sleek look!)

Cut pieces of washi tape in a triangle pattern and press them around the gift package. They don’t have to be all the same size or cut at the same angle, so cut them free-hand and don’t worry about them being perfect.

Step 6 illustrated with hands cutting piecies of gold washi tape in a triangle pattern

Continue to cut triangles and press them around the back and sides, letting the washi tape fold over corners, too, if you like.

Step 7 illustrated with hands still cutting triangles of washi tape
Step 8 illustrated with hands pressing the traingles around the back and sides of the package

And there you have it — a super stylish package just using a few simple craft supplies that doesn’t take a lot of extra time or effort!

You did it!

Still need some extra help? Watch our full video tutorial below:

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