Level 1

Gift Wrapping Essentials

The art of gift wrapping is a significant part of creating successful gift-giving occasions, whether it's for personal or professional events.

Over the course of 8 weeks, this program will guide you through various lessons to enhance or sharpen your skills and knowledge of gift wrapping - meaning you will be able to create truly memorable gifts every time, for the rest of your life.

This course is also the first program toward earning certification. Upon completing the Level 1 and Level 2 courses, you'll be able to join our International Gift Wrapping Certificate Program (IGWCP) to earn a global certification.

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In this program, you will:

✔️ expand your design possibilities by learning and experimenting with various types of wrapping materials

✔️ find out how to create beautiful presentations inside the box or package as well as the outside

✔️ understand key tricks and techniques to wrap boxes professionally with easy guidelines

✔️ learn to easily upgrade gift presentations by using traditional Japanese paper folding techniques

✔️ deepen your understanding of various types of ribbons and ribbon bow design creations

✔️ explore possibilities of the art of gift wrapping from industry experts

Creating more memorable gifts, every time

Gift-giving is deeply ingrained in our culture as we celebrate life's precious moments.

Creating meaningful gift-giving is an art form that anyone can learn to do.

As you master the art of gift wrapping with this course, you'll develop the ability to create more excitement, strengthen relationships, and form longer-lasting memories with the people in your life.

Course Outline and Key Takeaways

Each week, we'll go over different topics and techniques. This course is designed so that you can learn essential skills step-by-step in an organized structure and develop confidence in creating your own designs in the future.


Course Overview


Go over guidelines and useful tips to prepare for the upcoming lessons.

Module 1

Week 1

Before you start

Expand your knowledge about wrapping materials and tools.

Module 2

Week 2

Inner Presentation

Creating memorable gift wrapping starts from inside the box.

Module 3

Week 3

Wrapping boxes professionally

Learn professional techniques to wrap boxes easily and efficiently.

Module 4

Week 4

Paper Folding Techniques

Explore traditional folding techniques to upgrade gift wrapping presentations.

Module 5

Week 5

Beautiful Ribbon Bows

Learn my method to master professional ribbon techniques to create beautiful ribbon bows.

Module 6

Week 6

Design Gift Wrapping

Incorporate all the techniques as we create original designs.

Module 7

Week 7


Celebrate everything you've learned so far and prepare for real-life applications.

Module 8

Week 8

Bonus Lessons

Discover what industry leaders are doing, learn from their experiences, and be inspired for your own creations.

About the Instructor

Shiho Masuda is an internationally recognized gift wrapping artist and instructor. She has collaborated with global brands and businesses, designing and creating customized gift wrapping for seasonal events and special occasions.

As an instructor, she has taught gift wrapping concepts, techniques, and traditional methods to thousands of people through workshops, online programs, and live events. Many people use these newly mastered skills for cherished moments with family and friends as well as professionally in the gift industry.

Her students are from cultures and countries around the world, from all walks of life including engineers, artists, doctors, influencers, retirees...all for one goal - to create gift wrapping that enhances lasting memories.

Her life ambition is to help people create memorable experiences through the art of gift wrapping.

Her motivating vision is to convey the giver's emotion in an extraordinary design that excites the senses. When possible, a design that people can truly experience - anticipation upon first viewing the gift, scents of natural ornamentation, the visual impact of colors and designs, and sounds of untying the ribbon and opening the gift all combine to create a memorable experience.

In her personal life, she passionately works on various artistic activities including painting, drawing, and baking. She is a daily practitioner of meditation and Reiki, loves being in nature with her dog, and enjoys delicious coffee and sweets.

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Here you can find frequently asked questions:

Q: Who is this Gift Wrapping Essentials course designed for?

A: The Gift Wrapping Essentials course is for anyone interested in learning how to make gifts into extraordinary presentations. No prior experience is necessary - all you need is a desire to learn and a mindset to have fun!

Q: I'm not sure if this course would be applicable to me...

A: Whether you're seeking to gain a professional skillset or enjoy learning new crafting ideas in your free time, this course is perfect for individuals of all levels. You don't have to be "creatively gifted" to take this course.

Q: What do I need to prepare for taking this course?

A: You'll need an internet connection and a device to watch the videos. You'll also need wrapping materials. The most used materials and tools are: wrapping paper, boxes, ribbon, scissors, double-sided tape, and washi tape (regular gift wrap tape). You'll know which ones to use at the beginning of each lesson.

Q: Do I need any materials to take lessons?

A: Yes, actual practice using recommended materials is the best way to develop and master the skills.

Q: Where can I buy materials from if I need them?

A: You can buy them at local art stores and gift shops, as well as from online stores by using keywords and names of the materials.

Q: How long will the course take to complete?

A: The course starts immediately after you join it - there are eight modules and a new module will be delivered each week via email. You can take lessons on schedule to complete the course in 8 weeks or watch the videos at your own pace.

Q: Do I need to participate in group work?

A: No, there is no group work required. However, if you like you can use the comment sections to assist each other.

Q: Are there any live lessons?

No, this course doesn't involve live lessons, so you can take lessons at your leisure.

Q: Is this course required for certification?

A: Yes! You can take this course just to enjoy learning new skills and techniques, or you can take this course on your way to earning an international gift wrapping certification.

Q: Are there refunds if I don't want to participate in the course?

A: This course is backed by a 7-day money-back guarantee. Simply contact me at [email protected] within 7 days from your purchase date to receive a full refund.