The
Chrysanthemum

The Chrysanthemum wrapping technique, much like the Japanese Otsukai Tsutsumi style, is a fundamental technique that can be accomplished in mere seconds.

Gift wrapped in reusable fabric gift wrap, using the Chrysanthemum wrapping technique

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum - Step 1

The diagonal length of the cloth should ideally be three times the length of the item to be wrapped.

This may vary based on the height of the item; taller items will require a larger cloth to employ this wrapping technique effectively.

Lay the cloth in front of you with the side that you want displayed later facing downwards.

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum - Step 2

Center the item on the fabric and fold the bottom left corner upward.

If the corner of the fabric overlaps the item, tuck the cloth underneath the present to secure it in place and prevent slipping.

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum - Step 3

Next, fold the upper right corner of the fabric over the gift.

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum - Step 4

Tie the upper left corner and lower right corner together in the center of the item. You can use a half knot, granny knot or a square knot.

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum - Step 5

Take the remaining fabric, fold it around the bow, and tuck it under.

How to Fold the Chrysanthemum - Step 6

Admire your beautifully wrapped gift, completed in the Chrysanthemum wrapping style.