The Japanese art of Furoshiki, or fabric wrapping, is one of our favorite DIY projects to revisit during the holidays. Over at Etsy, designer/illustrator Jenn Playford has written a step-by-step guide, complete with diagrams, teaching the "tie box" and "over the shoulder" wrapping techniques.
The tie box technique works well for small, square gifts, while the over-the-shoulder wrap is better suited to irregularly shaped presents. You can buy fabric wraps specifically designed for Furoshiki, or you can use dish towels, scarves, or fabric remnants.
For the step-by-step, click here.
• 1 Furoshiki from Furochic, $10
• 2 Furoshiki from Furochic, $10
• 3 Furoshiki from jodii, $19
• 4 Furoshiki from Radica, $15
• 5 Furoshiki from mayopan, $20
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• Wrap Your Gifts in a Dish Towel, Furoshiki-Style
Photos 1 and 2: David Hughes / Hotfoot Studio