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Furoshiki is simply a style of gift wrapping and a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. Furoshiki truly embraces the philosophy of eco-friendly living by challenging us on how many items we really need. You can accomplish a lot with just wrapping and tying. We never knew that gifts could look so beautiful and what better way to celebrate the gift of giving with hand-wrapped gifts? 

The Basic Wrap: For square or rectangle-shaped gifts 

  1. Place your gift in the center of the furoshiki 
  2. Take two opposite corners and fold them over the gift in the center 
  3. Take the remaining opposite corners and tie them into a knot above the folded-over corners 

The Corner Tie 

  1. Lay furoshiki wrap (with the side you want on the outside) facing down and place the gift on an angle to the corners of the fabric 
  2. Fold one corner over the gift 
  3. Fold the adjacent corner over the gift, folding and tucking the edge so it lines up neatly with the edge of the fabric. (Your furoshiki wrap should now be in the shape of a triangle) 
  4. With the long side of the fabric, fold in 2-3 times (depending on size of fabric) until the folded edge meets with the edge of the gift inside 
  5. Twist the remaining fabric anticlockwise 
  6. Holding the two twisted corners, bring them together over the corner of the gift and tie a knot. Tuck the edges of the tie under the fabric is necessary 

The Carry Bag Wrap 

  1. Lay furoshiki wrap (with the side you want on the outside) facing down and place gift/s in the center of fabric
  2. Take two adjacent corners and tie once or twice into a secure knot 
  3. Repeat with the remaining adjacent corners 

The Wine Bottle Wrap 

  1. Lay furoshiki wrap (with the side you want on the outside) facing down and place bottle in the center of fabric 
  2. Take two opposite corners of the wrap and tie one or twice above the bottle cap
  3. Twist remaining opposite corners around the bottle and secure by tying a knot at the front or back of the bottle 
  4. Return to the knot at the top of the bottle. Twist the loose fabric, leaving 3-4 cm of the corner free to tie into a secure knot for the handle 

The Double Wine Bottle Wrap

1. Lay furoshiki wrap (with the side you want on the outside) facing down with the corner pointing at you.

2. Place bottles standing up. Align bottles so they are directly in front of you (i.e. beside each other)

3. Gently place bottles down so the top of the bottles are facing the left and right corners of fabric.

4. Take corner (closest to you) and roll over the bottles. Continue rolling until the furthest corner has been rolled 

5. Carefully grab the left and right corners to stand bottles upright 

6. Tie loose corners into a knot above bottles 

After reading through these furoshiki wrapping techniques, are you ready to start wrapping? We’ve done the hard yards by sourcing fabric from our local thrift shop, cutting to size and giving them a new meaning to life! Our Reusable Gift Wraps are available in a range of colours, patterns, fabrics and sizes.  

Sizes:  

  • Small: 40×40 cm (15×15 in) 
    (Perfect for gifts similar size to a reusable coffee cup, organic produce bags, book, mug and candle) 
  • Medium: 60×60 cm (23×23 in) 
    (Perfect for gifts similar size to a Bento Box, 1kg bag of soapberries, clothes, shoes and coffee table book) 
  • Large: 80×80 cm (30×30 in) 
    (Perfect for gifts similar size to a large cutting board, large shoebox and wine glasses) 

Shop Reusable Gift Wrap here!

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