Furoshiki Gift Wrapping
Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping cloth used to carry gifts and other goods. It's still used in Japan, however, it has declined in recent years due to the demand of plastic bags!
Here's a tutorial on how to 'cloth wrap' a gift box using a shawl/head scarf. All you'll need is a shawl and your gift. That's it!
How To Wrap:
1. Start by folding shawl in half, then placing box in the centre on an angle. My shawl measured 182cm x 72 cm.
2. Fold in one corner to reach the gift. Do the same to the opposite side.
3. Take one folded corner and wrap tightly around the box. To get a tight wrap you may need another helping hand.
4. Do the same to the other side.
5. Slighty fold the sides in (just like you would with wrapping paper).
It should look like this now.
6. Hold both sides and pull inwards, keeping the sides nice and firm against the gift. Then tie. You can knot it or tie a bow.
I've tucked the extra bits around the knot.
It's so easy right?! It's simple, beautiful and helps protect the environment! Visit our Pinterest Board for other Eco Wrapping ideas.