For those of you not familiar with it, Furoshiki is a Japanese square-shaped cloth traditionally used to wrap and transport goods, with a focus on aesthetics (I like the sound of this already)! Although less formal than ‘fukusa’ which is used to present more formal gifts, Furoshiki is becoming increasingly popular in the design world. And the good news? You can wrap your presents in just about any fabric you have at home: silk, cotton, linen, nylon. As long as you can fold it, you can use it! Feel inspired? Here are 7 examples of beautifully cloth-wrapped presents to get you started!
1. Top picture: Beth Kirby has used linen and silk to wrap her Christmas gifts.
2. Forever the romantic Swede, Anna Kubel has added a pretty flower, to her wrapping although any Christmas bloom will do!
3. More of a simple fold held together with safety pins, this delightful wrapping would look equally pretty with a sprig of eucalyptus, boxwood or holly as it does dried flowers.
4. Pretty berries add a touch of colour to this linen wrapping.
5. Dried oranges, spruce and cinnamon add a divine smelling, decorative touch to wrapping.
6. Dried wild flowers make a pretty touch – anytime of the year!
8. Or for something completely different, why not wrap your presents in knit – they’ll be as snug as a bug in a rug – and look pretty too!
What do you think, could you imagine using the art of Furoshiki this Christmas?
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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Happy wrapping!