Furoshiki: a neat Christmas wrapping idea

Miss Thrifty7 December 12, 2008

I’m thinking about trying out Furoshiki gift wrapping this year. It’s simple (well, the finished results look simple), pretty and the wrapping can be recycled.  You use squares of fabric, rather than spangly paper and ribbons. Check it out:

Furoshiki gift wrapping from RecycleNow on Vimeo

Japan’s Ministry of the Environment has kindly provided a Furoshiki instruction sheet, with wrapping instructions for a variety of different-shaped gifts.

If my efforts come up trumps, I’ll post the photos. If I end up with pouchy knapsnack-style confections, let us never speak of this again…

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7 Responses to “Furoshiki: a neat Christmas wrapping idea

Holly says:

This is incredible!! I really wanted to banish wrapping paper this year and decided everyone would receive their gift in a hand printed canvas tote bag. However, I’ve done way less of those than I’d hoped to have done so I’m sure some wrapping paper will come out somewhere!

December 12, 2008 at 9:09 am

Mich says:

Hello Miss Thrifty! Would love to see how your furoshiki-ing went. My sister and I are big furoshiki fans – so much so that we’ve set up our own blog, dedicated to these fantastically versatile fabric squares and are making our own furoshiki. It’s early days yet but we love some feedback … and new converts to the furoshiki way!

March 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Mich says:

…. and the blog address is myfuroshiki.blogspot.com…..

March 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Carolina J. says:

Oh, wow! Loved it!

November 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

Sweet Baby James says:

Love it but not that thrifty if you have to buy two of everything! Liking the bag at the end the best

November 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Furoshiki says:

I’ve been trying to convince people to switch for years, but it’s hard if someone is not motivated.

Most guys are like it since they don’t have it looks nice even if you just make 2 knots.

December 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm

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