Vi writes in asking about alternative ways to wrap up holiday gifts: Any ideas on unique ways to wrap presents? The options in the stores are too boring!
Got a good question you'd like answered? Send your queries and a photo or two illustrating your question, and we'll see if the ATLA team or our readers can help you out.Can we introduce you to the Japanese art and technique of furoshiki, a traditional fabric folding technique which will open a myriad of wrapping possibilities using cloth and fabric instead of wrapping paper? AT Chicago also had an excellent list of alternative ways to wrap a present, alongside our very own 6 Alternatives To Wrapping Paper post written up by Laure. And over at our green-minded site, Re-Nest, Trent has listed "9 Ways to Green Your Gift Wrapping" (the mention of using surplus maps is one of our favourite ideas listed). [Creative Commons Image: kevindooley]