A beautifully-wrapped gift is an act of love. Giving beautiful gifts can fill us with joy. However, most gift-givers wrap presents using wrapping paper, tape, tags, and bows. A simple and equally beautiful alternative exists: Furoshiki, the Japanese tradition of wrapping gifts in fabric.
According to research, Americans spend over $3 billion on gift wrap every year. Instead, invest in Furoshiki fabric and use it year after year.
How to Wrap Gifts in Furoshiki Cloth
- Purchase fabric. The Furoshiki fabric I use in this tutorial can be found here. It is 19″ by 19″ and is perfect for wrapping smaller gifts.
I also use silk scarves. This one I bought at a thrift store to wrap a gift. The gift is a Magical Fish Friend which can be found here.
Styles of Furoshiki: